Greetings From the Executive Director 2019
“The role of preserving history is twofold—- firstly, to remind society not to repeat it and secondly, to remind society to repeat it.”
~Kayla Ettinger, KCHS 2019 Graduate and
MCARLM Scholarship Recipient
What does it mean to be responsible for the preservation of history? The role that a history museum takes in assuming the responsibility of protection of the documentation of a community, society, generations of area families is not a small task that can be taken lightly. Housed within the walls of 7 museum buildings located at the Monterey County Agricultural & Rural Life Museum holds artifacts that are no more just old items to the museum, than someone's personal treasures is just stuff to them. Each piece in the MCARLM collection represents a person, their life, their story. These items are proof of a life and time that may have passed, but mattered and made an impact on the world around us today, whether big or small.