“Come step into history” as the community celebrates this year’s
Historic Monterey History Fest on October 12-13, 2019.
This annual celebration spotlights Monterey’s history through a
variety of tours, reenactments, demonstrations, exhibits, and
activities at various locations around the historic Old Town downtown
corridor and its Islands of Adobes.
The Custom House and Pacific House
will be open to the public, and free tours will be available throughout the weekend. Rarely seen adobes, like
House of the Four Winds
will open their doors.
Hidden treasures from a wide variety of institutions, such as the
Mayo Hayes O’Donnell Library
, will be displayed.
Saturday afternoon will be a cornucopia of events for all ages from
archives crawls to treasure hunts, walking tours
Army Historian Cameron Binkley of the Lower Presidio Historic Park
and enjoy stepping into the past with the
Custom House Living History Day
and in the
wandering the orchard and garden of
this newly renovated property.
On Sunday, the
California Constitutional Convention
just as it did in 1849 a reenactment of that landmark event –
the birth of California as a state. Also, Sunday afternoon
Old Fisherman’s Wharf
will celebrate their
174th birthday with a birthday party
. FREE cake cut by
Mayor Clyde Roberson, music by the Money Band and a host of birthday activities.