OUR PROGRAMS

VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS

The First Mayor’s House is actively seeking volunteer docents, ages 18 years old and up, to assist educators in guiding student tour groups through interactive stations.

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THE EDUCATION CENTER

The Education Center was recently remodeled to provide a multi-use gallery space. From local art exhibits, to wedding receptions, and interactive showcases to honor the immigrants who built Salinas, The Education Center is a community gathering center.

We are open for drop in visitors the first Friday and Saturday of each month.

Over 1000 students visit us each year to learn about life in the 1870s (third grade) and about the westward movement (5th grade).

 

In addition to school groups, we serve Boy and Girl Scouts, after school programs, and homeschool students. Third graders tour the House, handle tools, pump water, use a washboard to launder socks, make butter and touch and smell medicinal herbs. Fifth graders experience life on a wagon train as they participate in a simulation game that teaches math, creative thinking and problem solving.

 

CSU-Monterey Bay service learners join local retired community members to form a strong docent pool. 

SPRING 2022 FIELD TRIPS

We are so happy to welcome classes back after a two year break. Schedule NOW for spring visits!  

Teachers, are you interested in bringing your students?  Please check-out our information video below. and subscribe to our newsletter.  

Many Salinas teachers come from outside the area, so we offer training to provide the background information they need to teach local history and the westward movement. Lesson ideas, resources, print and digital materials are provided to make instruction fun and easy to implement. 

PRIVATE TOURS

Beginning in September, we will again offer private tours for your group. Email us at firstmayorshouse@gmail.com for more information.