We are pleased to offer free one-hour tours of the Pacific Biological Laboratories (Ed Ricketts’ Lab) at 800 Cannery Row. Tours will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Lab Docents will tell the history of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, his friendship and collaboration with John Steinbeck, and of the "PBL Members" who bought the Lab in the mid-1950s and who were instrumental in the founding of the Monterey Jazz Festival.
Tours also feature a scale model of the Lab in the 1940s, created by Bill Johnk. In addition to the tours, there will be opportunities for visitors to purchase a copy of a special Lab photo-bookplated edition of "Cannery Row", “The Long Valley” and "Log from the Sea of Cortez”, plus copies of “Cannery Row: The History of John Steinbeck’s Old Ocean View Avenue” by Michael Hemp, and “Carol and John Steinbeck: Portrait of a Marriage”, and “A Journey into Steinbeck’s California” by noted Steinbeck scholar Dr. Susan Shillinglaw. With the purchase of a book and a minimum $ 5.00 donation, visitors will receive a tax-deductible donation receipt. Free, light refreshments will also be served.
Reservations for these popular tours are limited and may be made by contacting the Colton Hall Museum at 831-646-5640. Please provide the following two items for your reservation: your name and phone number. Reservations must be made by Friday, July 18 by 4:00 pm. Please arrive at the Lab 10 minutes prior to the scheduled tour to confirm your reservation. Contact the Museum (646-5640) in advance if you cannot attend the tour. The City of Monterey is committed to include the disabled in all of its services, programs and activities. If you require a hearing amplification device to attend an event, dial 711 to use CRS to talk to the City Museums Division Office at (831) 646-5648 to coordinate use of a device or for information.
Donations will be accepted to support the City of Monterey's stewardship of this renowned historic site.
Pacific Biological Laboratories
800 Cannery Row
City of Monterey Museum and Cultural Arts Division