|The Valley of the World
agricultural heritage exhibit
August 20, 2003
A new exhibit celebrating the agricultural heritage of Salinas Valley, CA opens September 1 at the National Steinbeck Center.
The exhibit is called "The Valley of the World," the phrase John Steinbeck used to describe the story that became "East of Eden."
It features the history and lore of local farming, from the workers to the technology, with films, photos, and artifacts like clothes and tools.
There are also exhibits about the food industry, from the economics of market produce to packaging and marketing techniques.