Our Board of Directors

Lee Henderson, Co-President & Fundraising

Nicollette Eason Trottier, Co-President, Marketing & Outreach

Toy Bryant, Treasurer

Mary Powell, Secretary

Jan Houser, Past President & Fundraising

Bende Kelly, Retail

Gayle Paul, Membership

Bonnie Van Meter, Membership

Mimi Sheridan, Interpretation

Jo McMenamy, Cooperating Association Liaison

The board meets at 3 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month at the California State Parks Monterey District Office. For more information, contact us.

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.

Our Association History

In 1975 a small group of people, mostly state park employees, formed the third-ever state park association. Their vision  was to raise money to restore and repair the four buildings that initially comprised the Monterey State Park.

The park has grown to 20 buildings and a statue, some of which are open to the public for tours, others by special arrangement. Many of our association members are also volunteers. The program has grown from just a few individuals to a wide range of specialists, all of whom can interpret some special aspect  of local history.


Visit the California Department of Parks and Recreation website for the Monterey State Historic Park by clicking here!