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.
Event: Salinas Valley Comic Con
Learn: John Steinbeck Biography
and Upcoming Events
July 03 —
Film adaptations of the written word have always been popular. From L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,...Read More
July 04 —
Come celebrate 4th July with us! Monterey County Residents enjoy FREE entry to the National Steinbeck Center on Saturday, July 4th.Read More
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...Read More