Thursday, May 7, 2015
the Steinbeck Center
The Steinbeck Center is located in Salinas, California. It is named for and dedicated to the author John Steinbeck who was born and raised in this town located in the central valley of California. His experiences here shaped his view of farm labor and was the central theme of his writings. This center is magnificent. It not only has a museum dedicated to the author but there are also conference rooms and lecture halls used for various writing festivals and educational forums. The day I visited the center there were many young people (school age) attending a writers conference. The center overlooks the main street of downtown Salinas. A couple of blocks away from the center is the birth place of John Steinbeck. It is a grand old Victorian style house. Just lovely. See for yourself.