Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum

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Welcome to MCARLM!

The La Gloria School House

Agriculture is a big story in the Salinas Valley. It is the story of settlement, transportation, trade, the environment - and you are part of this story. MCARLM’s mission is to collect, preserve and share the stories and artifacts that reflect this long-time legacy. Our hands-on programs – from our popular elementary school fieldtrips to our new living-lab garden – place visitors at the center of the story as history unfolds teaching them about the important part they, their family and friends play today. Come visit MCARLM and find your place in history.

Call for Volunteers

Call for Volunteers for the Monterey County Agriculture & Rural Life Museum 

4th Grade California History Jamboree

At San Lorenzo County Park

April 17, 18, ~ 2018

8:15 am – 1:30 pm


Volunteers needed for setup, Tour Guides, and clean up. Be a part of this educational program that will provide over 350 students a hands-on history experience. The 2018 4th Grade History Jamboree will provide your 4th grade student with a hands-on-history immersion into California History. Local retired school teachers come together to create an authentic hands-on learning experience for 4th grade students. Stations will include Travel Routes to California, The Gold Rush and Gold Panning, Living in the Old West, Eating in the Old West, Blacksmithing and more. After a stimulating, fun, social studies rich, curriculum based program, classes will enjoy a provided lunch and time outdoors in San Lorenzo County Park


10:00 - 16:00
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10:00 - 16:00
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Your donation will help us continue to inspire and engage current and future generations of agriculture and rural life history enthusiasts. Without the Agricultural and Rural Life Museum, our community would be bereft of the inspiration and sustenance provided by the historical context of our exhibitions. No matter the size of your budget, your gift will make a difference! Gifts of all sizes tremendously appreciated.

Thank you for your contribution!