- Created on Monday, 23 June 2014 20:35
- Written by IVN
Monterey, California - On Friday July 4, the Monterey State Historic Park Association will celebrate Independence Day with our Annual Living History Day at Cooper-Molera Adobe.
The event takes place at the Cooper-Molera Adobe, 525 Polk Street at Alvarado beginning at 11:00 a.m. after the City of Monterey July 4th Parade, and goes until 3:00 p.m. State Park volunteers dressed in historic attire will lead visitors "back in time" to the 19th Century, with fun and games for the whole family.
Visitors are invited to join the fun by learning fandango, making rope, playing the games of the era. There are also great exhibits, like Captain J.B.R. Cooper’s restored coach and wagons. Tacos and old-fashioned sodas will be offered for sale.
Tours of the Cooper-Molera Adobe are offered hourly and are free to event goers. The cost for adults is $3.00, youth (6-17) $2.00, and children 5 and under are free.
The Cooper-Molera Adobe was fully restored in the 1980s, and displays the elegance and wealth of the John Rogers Cooper family. Cooper was from New England, immigrated to California, and married into a Mexican family. Cooper traveled extensively as a ship captain, trading in hides, tallow, general merchandise and sea otter pelts.