Heritage Center News

Hattori and the White Abalone

Please read this fascinating article from the Monterey Herald, A name nearly lost to time–Monterey resident discovered a new species, but he wasn’t credited. In 1939, Roy Hattori was diving for abalone off the coast of Point Conception when he first discovered a white abalone. As the first to report a new species, the expectation …

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Ed Ricketts Memorial Award

Please join us for 2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award and Lecture on Wednesday, November 8 from 5:00-8:00pm at the Sanctuary Exploration Center 35 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA.  The 2023 Ed Ricketts Memorial Award will be presented to Tim Thomas and Linda Yamane, Monterey area cultural historians who have made significant contributions to the field of historical ecology. …

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History of Diving Museum

Please join us on  Wednesday, September 20th at 7:00pm for a free virtual presentation, History of Diving Museum: The Monterey Abalone Divers by Tim Thomas, author and fisheries historian. Tim Thomas, fourth-generation native of the Monterey area who has researched the fisheries of Monterey Bay for close to thirty years. He has written and lectured …

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Teacher Training

Join us on March 25, 2023,  9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at theMonterey Japanese American Citizens League Hall for a Teacher Training. Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 120,000 residents of California were forcibly removed from their homes without cause, due process or compensation. The reason for their incarceration was the single characteristic they …

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Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers

The Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Personalized Pavers Project in 2022 was a resounding success. 56 pavers were ordered and installed at the entrance to the Heritage Museum. Hopefully many of you have had a chance to see the beautiful pavers. Due to to the overwhelming interest in the personalized pavers, we will be collecting orders …

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JACL to host a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Drive

The Japanese American Citizens League of the Monterey Peninsula will be hosting a Swabbing/Bone Marrow Registration Event on Saturday, March 4th from 12:00–4:00pm. Help us support 13 year-old, Maxine, who was recently diagnosed with Aplastic Anemia and is in need of a stem cell transplant.  The Monterey JACL is inviting the community to the Swabbing/Bone …

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