Monterey State Historic Park Association

Cooperating Association for the Monterey State Historic Park

Our mission is to support interpretation, educational programs, and special events at Monterey State Historic Park in downtown Monterey. The association also assists all of the California State Parks by raising funds and increasing public awareness. 

We strive to preserve the historic buildings and cultural heritage of Monterey so that all may experience this special place. 

The association sponsors educational programs for schools, the Los Niños history summer camp, and the well-loved Christmas in the Adobes, when historic buildings all over old Monterey are open.

News & Events

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Christmas in the Adobes

December 10 & 11, 2021

MSHPA is proud to partner with California State Parks once again for this beloved holiday event. 




Angel image Erica Franke, 1957 – used by permission, City of Monterey 

California's First Theatre Restoration 

Learn about MSHPA and California State Parks efforts Donate to restore and reopen this important landmark. 

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