Below is an excerpt from our recent story on the reopening of Cooper-Molera Adobe.
After a year of construction, Monterey, California’s Cooper-Molera Adobe—a National Trust Historic Site—will reopen to the public. The museum was once the home of entrepreneurs John and Encarnacion Cooper when Monterey was in the process of becoming a part of the United States. When Cooper-Molera officially reopens on July 3, 2018, admission to the adobe and gardens will be free and open to the public.
Meg Clovis and Susan Klusmire, co-directors of partnerships and interpretation at the site, talked with us about Cooper-Molera’s new programming, how coordinating with local businesses can become a path to nonprofit success, and more.
I know you’ve been working on projects together for a while—when did you first meet?
Klusmire: Meg and I actually met over 30 years ago. She worked with Monterey County and I was with the City of Monterey. We did several projects together and ended up creating [an informal] partnership. I helped her with her museum down in King City, and we’ve work on several exhibits together for the City of Monterey. About four years ago, we started an art program at the Monterey Regional Airport called “Art at the Airport.” ... The full story is available here.