Heritage Center News

New Exhibition Hattori and the White Abalone

Please join us on Saturday, May 25th for a new exhibition, Roy Hattori and the White Abalone: A Life Underwater at the JACL Monterey Heritage Museum.  Roy’s grandson, Tommy Hattori will speak about the importance of his grandfather. Also, authors of the new book, Abalone Diving on the California Coast, Steven Rubuck and Tim Thomas …

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JACL Heritage Museum Fundraiser

Please join us on Saturday, June 22nd for the Monterey JACL Heritage Museum Fundraiser dinner and entertainment. Tickets are $55.00 per person. Please use the form below to purchase your tickets or call 831-521-3304.  The event is from 4:00-7:00pm at the Monterey JACL Hall, 424 Adams Street. Free parking is available in the adjacent lot …

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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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