CANNERY GIRLS: THE STORY OF FEMALE MIGRANT CANNERY WORKERS IN CALIFORNIA
This exhibit tells the story, during the 20th century, of migrant women who played a major role in the workforce of Californian canneries in Monterey and Long Beach. Driven by a desire to contribute to their families’ sustenance, migrant women joined the workforce while still maintaining their identities as caregivers and homemakers. Their stories, challenges, and triumphs are brought to life in this exhibition through a unique collection of artifacts ranging from union booklets to work uniforms, photographs donated by the Maritime Museum of Monterey as well as oral histories from the National Steinbeck Center Archives. Free with Admission.