CALLING LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!!

CALLING LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHERS!!! Call for submissions of marine photographs for exhibit and fundraiser at Museum of Monterey, benefitting the Museum and Whalefest Monterey.The Museum of Monterey and Whalefest Monterey, 2014 are calling for submissions of photographs by local artists fromContinue Reading

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Mystic Adventures in Big Sur

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Joe Is Back In Town!!! Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3 p.m.

 Mark Baer’s Joe Cupcake Chronicles Continue at MoM!  Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3 p.m.Museum of Monterey5 Custom House Plaza$8 museum admission; film freeRunning time 75 minutes; Q & A to follow As part of our ongoing Film & Filmmaker Series, Mark Baer,writer, filmmaker and executive director of the MuseumContinue Reading

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Poems Set to Music Saturday, August 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Museum of Monterey Presents: The Best of THE INHERITED HEART: AN AMERICAN MEMOIR and NewPoems Set to Music     Featuring Vocalist Jaqui Hope, Bassist Heath Proskin, and Bill Minor on Piano and ReadingCome enjoy an evening reading from the best of Bill Minor’sContinue Reading

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Hands on History and Art August 25 at 1.00 p.m

 The Museum of Monterey presents “Hands on History and Art” program for kids at the age from 7 to12 years. Kids are welcome to learn about the history of Maritime, Monterey and Art. They will practice crafts and create theirContinue Reading

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THE BIRTH OF THE MODERN LIGHTHOUSE August 3, 2013 at 1pm

  Lecture by Theresa Levitt, author of A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse August 3, 2013 at 1pm At The Museum of Monterey , 5 Custom House Plaza, Monterey, CA 93940 Learn aboutContinue Reading

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Movie Night at the Museum!

The Monterey History & Art Association & MoM are pleased to announce an exciting new program: Movie Night at the Museum!    Three Tuesdays a month, The Museum will host a movie in our wonderfully comfortable theater, followed by conversation andContinue Reading

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Beautiful Whale Presentation and Book Signing Event by Bryant Austin – June 22nd

Date: June 22nd, 2013 Time: 2pm to 4pm Beautiful Whale Presentation and Book Signing Event by Bryant Austin”Photographer and conservationist Bryant Austin’s breathtaking photographic project Beautiful Whale ($50.00) is the first of its kind: chronicles his fearless attempts to reachContinue Reading

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The Shifty Sailors Cruise into Monterey! Friday, June 28th, 2013

The Shifty Sailors Cruise into Monterey!  Friday, June 28th, 2013Reception at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.$5 for MHAA members; $10 for non-members  Fancy a shanty or two?  How about some tunes that harken back to the days of lantern-lit lighthouses,Continue Reading

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Collection of Will Sparks Mission Paintings May 10th, 2013,

Collection of Will Sparks Mission PaintingsExhibited at The Monterey History & Art Association and Museum of MontereyMONTEREY, CALIFORNIA – April 29, 2013…The Museum of Monterey (MoM) kicks-off the third exhibition in The Year of the Missions series, with an openingContinue Reading

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MoM & Apple Pie Party! March 21st 5-7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 21st 5-7:30 p.m.Museum of Monterey5 Custom House Plaza Free admission  Monterey History & Art Association and The Museum of Monterey (MoM) presents a special evening where arts patrons, young professionals, students and out-of -town visitors can enjoy wine, light hors d’oeuvres and apple pie inContinue Reading

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The Art and Journals of Jo Mora Friday, February 1st – April 28th;

Peter Hiller of the Jo Mora Trust on “Jo Mora’s Journeys of a Lifetime”$5 for members, $10 for guests 

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Easy Rider Jan 25th & 26th

 Easy RiderStarring:Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nickolson January 25th, 7p.m.January 26th, 2 p.m.Admission: $5 (MHAA Members Free)5 Custom House PlazaMoM wraps up its nine-film series marking 1967 with one of the most memorable movies of the decade starring Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper as free-spirited bikersContinue Reading

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Music, Love & Flowers prepares to strike the stage – January 21st.

It’s been eight months since the Museum of Monterey’s extraordinary tribute to the 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival was debuted to wild acclaim. And in that time tens of thousands of visitors—some with tears in their eyes and smiles inContinue Reading

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Kids Create: Workshops

  To our Workshop Coordinator Stephanie Shepard and the many children who shared in our, “Kids Create,” workshops, from the staff at MHAA/MOM. We hope to see you all in the New Year with even more exciting workshops and museumContinue Reading

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Announcing the California premiere of – Junipero Serra: His Life, His Legacy

Junipero Serra: His Life, His Legacy, and the Missions at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza.Sunday December 16th at 2:00 pm.Free admission – all ages welcome.The Santa Barbara-based Cultural Global Media team, under the direction of founding producerContinue Reading

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Bryant Austin: Artist Statement

I work in the traditions that have formed the very origins of art, that of the cave artist. The cave artist shared with the tribe what they’ve experienced and witnessed, perhaps as a way to teach and share. For theContinue Reading

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Museum Theatre – Wait Until Dark – December 21st & 22nd

1967 Film Series: Wait Until Dark Staring: Audrey Hepburn, Alan Arkin and Richard Crenna Friday, December 21, 7 p.m. & Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m. $5 Admission free for members Museum of Monterey Theater 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CAContinue Reading

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Coast for Coast – December 1st 6:00pm – 10:00pm

The Monterey History and Art Association is a proud sponsor of “Coast for Coast” fundraiser for hurricane Sandy victims. at the Museum of Monterey, 5 Custom House Plaza (across from Fisherman’s Wharf) in Monterey December 1st from 6:00 pm -Continue Reading

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Christmas in the Adobes – 2012

Christmas in the Adobes 2012 Monterey’s Signature Holiday Event- Dates: Friday December 7 & Saturday December 8 Time: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.each night Stroll thought the streets of Historic Downtown Monterey and visit 19th C. adobes for fandango danceContinue Reading

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Museum Theatre: Valley of the Dolls November 23 & 24

1967 Film Series: Valley of the Dolls Friday, November 23, 7 p.m. & Saturday, November 24, 2 p.m. $5 Admission free for members Museum of Monterey Theater 5 Custom House Plaza Monterey, CA 93940 In conjunction with the Monterey CountyContinue Reading

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Kids Create: Handmade Holiday Cards

Saturday, December 1, 2012 (12:00-2:00 p.m.) Kids Create workshops, for children ages 7-12, encourage learning about the visual arts, maritime and historical traditions. This special holiday edition workshop includes a thoughtful discussion about what makes Monterey unique and a briefContinue Reading

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Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library

Monterey’s best hidden gem: The Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Research Library Read complete article

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Your Town Television Program

Your Town Television Program – live at 5:00 on channel 24 There will be 3 twenty minute segments… Tom Hood will discuss Casa Serrano and the new improvements Jeffrey Becom will discuss his work and the “Father Serra before California”Continue Reading

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JoAnn Semones

The Monterey History and Art Association (MHAA) is proud to welcome central coast maritime author, JoAnn Semones, who will present her newest book, “Sea of Troubles: The Lost Ships of Point Sur” At the Museum of Monterey on October 20thContinue Reading

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Part-Time Museum Registrar – FILLED

(10-20 hours per week) Position Summary The Museum Registrar is responsible for managing the Rights and Reproductions Office, permanent collection as well as temporary and long-term loans received for temporary or traveling exhibitions. This is a Part-time position that reportsContinue Reading

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Part-Time Development

(10-20 hours per week)Our objectives for this position are: To identify immediate sources of funding to support the needs of MHAA/MOM, while developing a layered fund development strategy for restricted and unrestricted funding.The right person will have the following requiredContinue Reading

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Music, Love & Flowers Film Series: In the Heat of the Night – August 24 & 25

August 24, 7:00pm August 25, 2:00pm Share a Movie with MOM! The Museum of Monterey, in collaboration with the Monterey County Film Commission, proudly launch this series of groundbreaking vintage films. This premiere series is based around the events ofContinue Reading

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Museum of Monterey
5 Custom House Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 372-2608

Winter Hours of Operation
11am-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday
Noon-5pm, Sundays
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Summer Hours of Operation
10am-7pm, Tuesdays-Saturday
Noon-5pm, Sundays
Closed Mondays

1st Wednesday of every month free 11AM TO 5PM

We are closed on the following holidays:
    • New Year's Day
    • Thanksgiving
    • Christmas

Admission:

    • $8 - General Admission (non-members)
    • $5 - Military, Students, Seniors & Locals
    • $Free - Children 12 and under