Welcome to the National Steinbeck Center!

The National Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California, the birthplace of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck. In addition to hosting a premier collection of artifacts, books, and film clips, we strive to share John Steinbeck’s values, build community, and celebrate creativity in communities across the nation.

News: Dr. Susan Shillinglaw named Interim Director of the National Steinbeck Center. Read our announcement, and an interview in Monterey County Weekly.

Program: Pop Cinema - The Art of Story Telling

Event: Salinas Valley Comic Con

Learn: John Steinbeck Biography

What’s New
and Upcoming Events

Pop Cinema – The Art of Storytelling – Jaws

July 03 —

Film adaptations of the written word have always been popular. From L. Frank Baum's  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,...

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Community Free Day

July 04 —

Come celebrate 4th July with us! Monterey County Residents enjoy FREE entry to the National Steinbeck Center on Saturday, July 4th.

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Rodeo Parade

July 11 —

We'll have a Rodeo booth set up in front of the NSC with Red Pony tattoos, games for kids, a Steinbeck photo op, a saddle...

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