Harvey House

Historic Harvey House, 1868 

Salinas City, California

(First Mayor's House) 


Our Work

The Historic Harvey House serves the community with four interacting programs.

1) Helping teachers teach better: We are the foundation for appropriate grade-level materials for third and fifth grade elementary teachers, providing background information, lesson ideas, and reading the material, that meets Common Core State Standards.

2) Hosting 3rd and 5th-grade student visits: We enable teachers to bring their students to the House for a morning of interactive activities, thereby reinforcing classroom instruction.

3) Hosting autism spectrum disorder (ADS) students: We partner with Monterey County Office of Education to develop real life skills for ASD students through our garden management project.

4) Providing exhibitions to the community that tell stories of the diverse community. We host Saturday open houses, Local History Day and Founders' Day, open houses and exhibits.


Children on Lawn

After visiting the House this third class has a picnic on the lawn.