Be part of “history with a future” by training as a docent for the all-volunteer Olivas Adobe Historical Interpreters (OAHI) dedicated to preserving the only Monterey Style adobe home in California from the Gold Rush era, a California Historical Landmark built by the Mexican Olivas family in the 1840s. Docents make the history of the Olivas Adobe come to life by celebrating its Chumash, Old West, Rancho and Latino heritage through weekend tours, gift shop, summer concerts, and year round special events. All proceeds from docent events go towards the maintenance of the Olivas Adobe.
As a docent you may choose your level of involvement. Select from weekend activities and share your love of history with visitors as a costumed historical park tour guide or gift shop manager. Or choose to participate in annual events such as the year round Family Sundays cultural activities, summer Music under the Stars concert series or winter’s Holiday Candlelight Tour—all filled with workshops or presentations on the crafts, cultural observances and life skills of yesteryear. Docents may also choose to work on long-term projects through various standing committees on cultural education, historic acquisitions and restoration and are invited to visit other historical sites as a group, getting VIP “behind the scenes” treatment not available to the regular public.
More information: Gina Reyes at 805.658.4728 or e-mail [email protected]
Located in the Richard Senate Exhibit Hall across from the Olivas Adobe Courtyard, the gift shop hours are: Saturday & Sundays, 11 am - 4 pm
Books - Pictures - Toys - Cards - Stationary - Clothing - Dishes - Handicrafts - Unique gifts inspired by Rancho Period of California History