Native Daughters of the Golden West Presentation - Path of History Then and Now

For Immediate Release

Publicity Contact: Wendy Brickman

(831) 594-1500 or [email protected] 


Native Daughters of the Golden West – Junipero Parlor 141, Invites the Community to a Presentation by City of Monterey Library & Museums Director Brian Edwards about “The Path of History Then and Now” on Monday, September 11th

August, 2023. Monterey, CA. Do you love learning more about Monterey history? Join us for this great presentation! The Native Daughters of the Golden West, Junipero Parlor 141, invites the community to enjoy a presentation about local Monterey County history on Monday, September 11, 2023, from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Casa Serrano, located at 412 Pacific Street, in Downtown Monterey. The talk will be presented by the City of Monterey Library & Museums Director, Brian Edwards: "The Path of History Then and Now".

Following the lecture, there will be refreshments. A $10 donation is suggested. Please RSVP to Wendy Brickman at (831) 633-4444 or [email protected]

About Brian Edwards

Brian Edwards is the Library & Museums Director for the City of Monterey. He grew up in Fremont as the youngest of six children, and he was a frequent visitor to the local library, in fact his family was once voted "Family of the Month" by the Irvington Library. His Mom was a String Storyteller and Booklegger in Fremont - where he learned the value of storytelling. Brian worked at the Alameda County Library out of high school in Fremont, CA and spent 23 years there at various sites - starting as a Library Page and working his way up to Division Director over the libraries that he loved as a child. He holds an AA in Liberal Arts, BA in Studio Arts, MPA in Management & Policy Analysis, MLIS in Library Management & Youth Services, and a Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. Brian left his connections and past in Alameda County for a new adventure in Monterey last August of 2022. Currently, he is the Director over the City of Monterey Public Library, California History Room, Bookmobile, Colton Hall, Old Jail, Presidio of Monterey Museum, Pacific Biological Laboratories, Worker Houses, Cultural Art collection and more! 


About The Native Daughters of the Golden West/Junipero Parlor 141

The Native Daughters of the Golden West Junipero Parlor 141 in Monterey, CA is one of over 80 chapters within the state of California.  Established in 1886, the Native Daughters of the Golden West is a non-profit organization of individuals born in California who are dedicated to the preservation of California’s history and the social and cultural development of the State.

The Native Daughters of the Golden West Foundation contributes to many charitable projects including California Admission Day, California Lighthouse Preservation, California Mission Restoration, Veteran's Welfare, and more. The Native Daughters of the Golden West also has a Children’s Foundation.

The organization’s Golden West Home in San Francisco is celebrating 92 years on Baker Street. Julia Morgan, the famed architect of Hearst Castle and Asilomar Conference Grounds, drew the plans for this facility. Formally dedicated in January 1929, the home is currently  maintained for the “aid and comfort of NDGW members”. It is a four-story building with a museum, meeting facilities, and a public reference Library. Guest rooms are available for Native Daughters of the Golden West members and their guests to visit the city of San Francisco. For more information, go to