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Exhibition Opening – Cannery Girls

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Exhibition Opening – Cannery Girls

November 16, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

National Steinbeck Center Debuts new exhibit inspired by 75th Anniversary of “Cannery Row”

The National Steinbeck Center on Nov. 15th and 16th will debut Cannery Girls, a new exhibit highlighting the history, lives and contribution of the female migrant workers during the sardine boom of the 20th century. A special preview of the exhibit will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15th at a member reception prior to the exhibit opening to the public the following day. Wine and appetizers will be served.

Created in honor of the 75th anniversary of John Steinbeck’s novel “Cannery Row,” the exhibit will feature a donated collection from the former Monterey History & Maritime Museum, which includes cans and labels from the assembly line, union booklets, blue and white cannery workers’ uniforms and other ephemera and books.

The preview member reception will also feature a screening of the documentary film “Street of the Sardine” by filmmaker Eva Lothar. The event is free for members and their guests, and $5 for non-members.

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