Our Board of Directors
Jan Houser, President & Fundraising
Lee Henderson, Co-President & Fundraising
Toy Bryant, Treasurer
Gayle Paul, Secretary
Bende Kelly, Volunteer Council
Bonnie Van Meter, Membership
Nicollette Eason Trottier, Marketing & Outreach
Mimi Sheridan, Member at Large
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!