National Steinbeck Center
The Steinbeck Center Foundation was founded in 1983; the center itself was finished and opened to the public on June 27, 1998. The center houses the largest collection of Steinbeck archives in the United States, with various exhibits on his body of work and philosophy. There is also a wing dedicated to the experiences of agricultural workers in the United States, a topic that Steinbeck was passionate about.
The Steinbeck Center has a focal point for activities to encourage learning about literature, human nature, history, agriculture, and the arts. Many educational programs are provided for the public, students and teachers, a multimedia experience for regional and national audiences.
Steinbeck's House is located near the museum.
- National Steinbeck Center Website
- National Endowment for the Arts Spotlight: National Steinbeck Center
- "Writings of John Steinbeck", broadcast from the National Steinbeck Center from C-SPAN's American Writers
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