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January 2018
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Free Week

The National Steinbeck Center is proud to offer free admission from January 2nd through January 8 with a variety of free activities throughout the week. Schedule Tuesday, January 2nd - Tour of Historic Downtown Salinas Free tour of Historic Downtown Salinas with NSC docent John Mahoney.…

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February 2018

Community Partners Forum

The National Steinbeck Center received a Museums for America (MFA) grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to strengthen the National Steinbeck Center's museum as a public forum.  The original museum designer firm, Formations Inc. out of Portland, will come to Salinas to…

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Steinbeck Birthday Celebration

Join us as we celebrate John Steinbeck's 116th birthday with a variety of fun children's activities. This year's schedule of activities: 11AM: Storytime! AmeriCorps volunteers will read The Rainbow Fish and lead children through an arts & craft activity. 12 PM: Squid dissection with Squid4Kids:…

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March 2018

Steinbeck Young Authors Day of Writing

The Steinbeck Young Authors Program encourages middle school students to read and discuss Steinbeck’s short story, “The Gift” (part of The Red Pony) as well as to enhance their writing skills. The program consists of three stages: a classroom component of reading, discussing and pre-writing;…

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Ag Forum

From Braceros to H-2As: Agricultural Guest Worker Programs in CA photo: THE GALARZA COLLECTION, Stanford University Libraries Special Collections/ US-Mexican border circa 1950's. In partnership with UC Berkeley's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and the Center for Latino Policy Research, the National Steinbeck…

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Steinbeck Festival Film Series

The National Steinbeck Center and Maya Cinemas will offer a FREE film series: "Women in Film" March 26 - April 30 Mondays, 6:00 PM Maya Cinemas, 153 Main Street, Salinas The film series will kick off the 37th annual Steinbeck Festival The 2018 Steinbeck Festival…

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April 2018
Free

Founder’s Day Downtown Tour + Free Admission

Saturday, April 28th, 12:00 PM, meet at the NSC front steps As part of Salinas' Founder's Day Celebration, the National Steinbeck Center will offer a tour of downtown Salinas at 12:00 PM and free admission to the museum all day. Docent John Mahoney will explore…

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Steinbeck Young Authors Award Ceremony

Please join us April 28th for the Steinbeck Young Authors Award Ceremony! The National Steinbeck Center invites all students who participated in the Steinbeck Young Authors Day of Writing, and their families, to attend our Award Ceremony. Coaches are also encouraged to attend to congratulate…

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History Slam!

Like history? Know more than your average bear? Join us for our first ever “History Slam”! It will be a fun and engaging opportunity to explore the rich and unique history of the Monterey Bay area. Visitors can listen to the presentations for free! Sunday,…

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May 2018

Steinbeck Festival

May 4 - May 6
National Steinbeck Center, One Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901 United States

The annual Steinbeck Festival is a three-day celebration of John Steinbeck’s enduring legacy. The 2018 Steinbeck Festival will take place May 4-6 and the theme will be "The Women of Steinbeck's World." The 2018 Steinbeck Festival celebrates the women Steinbeck created, those he knew, and…

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