Steinbeck Center Adds Agricultural Wing in 2000
Kim Greer, chief executive officer of the National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California, wants to put your memories on loan. He needs them to illustrate the Central Coast's agricultural history in the center's soon-to-be-built agricultural wing. If you are a Central Coast farmer (Salinas Valley or Monterey County), take a moment to search your family mementos for family farm stories, diaries, pictures, and historical objects.
Built in 1998, the center honoring Steinbeck draws more than 120,000 people annually. Greer expects that many of them will want to experience life on the farm after visiting its new agricultural wing. He invites Central Coast farmers ready for agri-tourism visitors to contact the center with tourist-related farm information. That information will be used to refer National Steinbeck Center visitors to your Central Coast-area farms. To share your family's Central Coast memorabilia or to provide information about your Central Coast farm, contact the National Steinbeck Center at One Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901; (831) 796-3833; http://www.steinbeck.org.