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Annual Women’s History Day Event at Asilomar

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


California Department of Parks and Recreation

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Located on the Monterey Peninsula in the city of Pacific Grove, Asilomar had its start in 1913 as a young womens’ summer camp and conference facility- an outgrowth of the inspired vision of the resourceful, socially-concerned and committed women of the YWCA (Young Women’s Christian Association). The historic buildings which are still an integral part of the Asilomar grounds, were designed and built by California’s first licensed female architect, Julia Morgan.

Between 1913 and 1928, Julia Morgan designed more the twenty-five buildings for Asilomar including garages and utility buildings. Today, eleven of these buildings survive, many of which are used to this day for the purposes which they were built- for conferences, social spaces, and lodging. Guided and self-guided tour options allow for visitors to learn more about Asilomar and its significance in YWCA history and as the largest collection of Julia Morgan buildings standing in one place.

Please join us for our Annual Women’s History Day Event

March 23, 2024

2:00 p.m.

Grace Dodge Chapel, Asilomar Conference Grounds

Victoria Kastner


“Julia Morgan: Her Personal Story”


Register Here  for “Julia Morgan: Her Personal Story” Lecture

Flyer announcing Women’s History Celebration at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds. Keynote Speaker Victoria Kastners will present a program called “Julia Morgan, Her Personal Story”, based on her book Julia Morgan, An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect. Activities include self guided tours of Julia Morgan buildings with docent hosts, rides in pre-1916 automobiles offered by the Horseless Carriage Club of America, Proclamation honoring Julia Morgain delivered by Assemblymember Dawn Addis, Victoria Kastners presentation ta 2 PM – reservations through evenbrite.


March 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Grace Dodge Chapel, Asilomar
800 Asilomar Avenue
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 United States
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