Event Details

  • October 13, 2018
  • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Free
  • Please Register
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  • Colton Hall
  • 570 Pacific Street
  • Monterey, CA 93940

Event Description

Take a self-guided tour to various sites highlighting 16 regional institutions displaying treasures from their historic collections. Historians and archivist will be on hand to share the stories behind these treasures and the importance of the preservation of these items. This is a free event, however registration is required to access sites and obtain the passport. Register on-line at eventbrite.com or contact Chalet Booker at 831-242-8743.

Additional information and updates can be found on our Facebook page @montereypeninsulaarchivescrawl.

Please download the Passport for a map and a listing of the participating institutions here:


Print doublesided on legal size paper (8.5 x 14) in order to create a passport.

Passports available at Colton Hall Museum in Monterey and the Jewell House in Pacific Grove.

Participating Organizations and what they have:
Colton Hall Museum, City of Monterey
Treasures from the City of Monterey's vault, ephemera, photos, pamphlets, documents dating from the early 1800s.

California History Room & Archives, Monterey Public Library
Destination Monterey: Programs, ephemera, photos, pamphlets promoting Monterey & the Peninsula starting in 1875.

Asilomar Conference Grounds, California State Parks
Early YWCA: Programs, ephemera, photos.

Monterey Peninsula College - Archives and Special Collections
College newspaper, yearbooks, photos

Harrison Memorial Library
Programs, ephemera, photos.

Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Publications and Ephemera from the Early Chautauqua Society in Pacific Grove.

Seaside Art and History Commission
Cultural Diversity - History of Seaside, civil rights and black history programs, ephemera, photos.

Monterey Museum of Art
E. Charlton Fortune/Msg Brennan Archive, Betty Hoag McGlynn Archive of California Art

Fort Ord Collections and Archives
Collection of Fort Ord Newspapers, and basic training yearbooks.

Diocese of Monterey Archives
Original Junipero Serra Sacrament books, cir. 1770, miscellaneos ephemera of early Diocese history.

Monterey History and Art Association, Mayo Hayes O'Donnell Library
Col. Fitch items, books, large panarama photos, Jacks sword, Washington Hotel Ledger.

Cooper-Molera Adobes
Archeology Room, artifact displays.

Monterey County Free Libraries
Early photographs, turn of the centrury, from MCFL service areas, ephemera, letters, vanished county sites (eg. Pleyto), and WWI items.

Pacific Grove Public Library
Books, documents, maps dealing the history of Pacfic Grove and the library.

Heritage Society of Pacific Grove
Ketcham's Barn, various displays regarding pacific Grove history, especially historic homes.

California State University, Monterey Bay, Library Archives and Special Collections
Material documenting Nancy Elliott's volunteer work with the United Farm Workers from 1972 through 1976. During her time with the UFW, Elliott worked as a reporter and distributor of El Macriado, the official newspaper of the United Farm workers, and this collection includes many issues of El Marciado, published in both Spanish and English, from 1965 through 1976.