Any of these presentations can be tailored to the need of your group. These talks can be a great addition to tours and walks at these locations.
A great introduction into “the making” of this unique village. Monica gives a lively presentation where you see the history unfold in over 100 photos going back to the 1880’s. The stories and anecdotes, gained from dozens of interviews with old time residents, makes you feel like you too have been right there.
Experience Point Lobos through the lens of history as Monica gives you a glimpse into the cultural life at the Point starting back when it was a Mexican land grant. Photos of the early settlers, at work and at play, show you how this magnificent, pristine land was used to make a hard earned living. You will be amazed to learn of how, and why, Point Lobos has been preserved to nurture the heart and soul of the creative spirit in all of us.
This wonderful visual journey allows you to experience the story of California’s missions which goes back to the time the Spaniards colonized this land. Unlike many others, the Carmel Mission miraculously survived secularization and was not damaged beyond repair. The many years of meticulous restoration have given us back this primary cultural jewel. You will witness that evolution though Monica’s presentation where she skillfully illuminates all sides of this colonization.
You have always wondered why Robert Louis Stevenson, the sickly Scottish writer came to Monterey and why Monterey has the largest collection of RLS personal artifacts in the world? This most unusual, daring, and romantic story unfolds in the short film which is composed of dozens of original photographs, many of which were commissioned by RLS himself. Monica, who narrates the film, is a Robert Louis Stevenson scholar and has spent years in the archives and giving tours on the life and times of RLS for the California State Park System. She will complement the film with many wonderful anecdotes.