Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum


The museum is temporarily closed in response to the Governor's orders regarding COVID-19. Please continue to check back to see when we are open again for visitation.

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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.

Classic Cars Pop-Up Exhibit!

Join the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum exploring and enjoying the outdoors as we present MCARLM's beautiful Classic Car collection, as a part of our pop-up outdoor exhibit series. Social Distance with your social group and enjoy a picnic lunch in the park or take it home to enjoy. Reservation of picnic table and pre-purchased tickets required for sit-down and take-out. Masks and social distancing required. Lunch pickup rain or shine.

$15 includes: Tri-tip sandwich, salad, beans, and admission to the pop-up exhibit.

Advance sales and RSVP required - no day of sales. Limited number of tickets available

RSVP & Purchase by December 8

Monterey County Gives with MCARLM!

This year we will be running our year end donation request through Monterey County Gives!, which is a pro-rated match of your donation to MCARLM for the purposes of continuing to provide educational opportunities to area youth, visitors, and the community. Every dollar you donate to MCARLM will be a pro-rated match by the Community Foundation of Monterey County, leveraging your donation dollars into a larger investment in our community!

More Information

Alternatively, you can mail in a check using the form below.

Donation Gift Form


Challenge Donors:

MCARLM Board Steven Paul Schmidt MCARLM Projects Committee L.A. Hearne Co

Mike & Mary Orradre

Integrated Crop Management Mark & Eileen Tavares MCARLM Volunteer Committee SoMoCo Labor Supply Azcona Harvesting
Emerald Valley Labor Roger & Brandy Borzini Dr. Cheney Don & Christy Lewis Benson Plumbing / Waterman


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!

Recent Individual Donors

     Patricia Morgan, Anonymous