In 1913 the Young Women's Christian Association founded Asilomar as its first permanent conference grounds for the western United States. Constructed during a time of progressive social and political change for women in California and the United . . . — — Map (db m92870) HM
Decades of logging, grazing, recreation, and foot traffic brought Asilomar's dune ecosystem to the brink of extinction. When the Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA) established the Asilomar summer camp grounds in 1913, the dunes became a . . . — — Map (db m63773) HM
The first Chautauqua in the west. Organized at Pacific Grove in June 1879, for the presentation of “moral attractions” and “the highest grade of concerts and entertainment.” Known world wide as . . . — — Map (db m63664) HM
You are in the center of what used to be one of the largest Chinese fishing villages on the West Coast. From 1853 to 1906, this was the region's Chinese cultural capital.
The village was unique among Chinese settlements of the time, because it . . . — — Map (db m165547) HM
These boats were first introduced here at Lovers Point in the early 1890s. Launched from the narrow cove's wooden pier, the boats offered passengers a canopied window to the underwater flora and fauna around Lovers Point.
Nathaniel Roscoe "Dad" . . . — — Map (db m41574) HM
The building across the cove is Hopkins Marine Station. It was the first marine laboratory on the West Coast, founded in 1892. Part of Stanford University, its facilities are dedicated to the study of marine life.
What biologists at Hopkins . . . — — Map (db m41618) HM
“The Oil House”
The structure you see before you is a fuel storage house commonly referred to as an ‘oil house’. This oil house was constructed in 1899.
In the 1880’s, before the conversion to . . . — — Map (db m63689) HM
The anchor on display here is from the coastal steamer Gipsy sunk off what is now known as Cannery Row on September 27, 1905. At night a substitute Captain mistook a red construction warning lantern at the foot of Hoffman Ave. in New Monterey for . . . — — Map (db m63704) HM
The first panel:
The native people of this coastal area - The Rumsien Ohlone and The Esselen - lived in a world of natural beauty and abundance for thousands of years. Their way of life was drastically changed by the arrival of the . . . — — Map (db m83324) HM