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Steinbeck Fan

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Review for National Steinbeck Center, Salinas, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The National Steinbeck Center is a wonderful organization that brings many diverse groups together from a local, regional and at times national level to study the works of John Steinbeck and to learn how these groups can work together to make a richer world to live in. The diverse number of social groups that are featured for study and gatherings at this faciltiy make it a one of a kind for our Region.

There are a number of events annually that highlight the many ethnic groups within our region. These are deisgned for most age groups. Specifically there is a day of writing specifically for children up to high school that can increase their written skill set with adult input. The Steinbeck Festival is probably the highlight of the year to celebrate John Steinbecks life and stories.

The Center also includes a section devoted to local agriculture and how that history impacted Stinebecks writtings.

The facility is also a community focal point for various gatherings.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have been to some of the largest events sponsored by the Center where as many as 1000 people to listen to authors, or to visit new additions to the museum.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would like to see it expand its base by developing more repeat visitors. Some visitors come one time and are not drawn back for additional visits.

Role:  Board Member & I serve on the board and have attended many of the events.