Nickels Luncheon for those 55 and Up, Notable Women of Asilomar

Lisa Maldonado Bradford, Asilomar State Park interpreter, will address the Double Nickels luncheon for those 55 and Up on January 10th at 12 noon at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 301 Corral De Tierra Rd, off Hwy 68 between Monterey and Salinas.

Bradford will offer the Double Nickels gathering a presentation about “Notable Women of Asilomar.” Her discussion will address the celebrated architect Julia Morgan as well as other remarkable women who helped create what we now know as Asilomar. These founding women, and their passionate commitment to the YWCA’s goals of higher education for women and an environment of greater diversity, left an enduring mark on Asilomar and California.

Having grown up in San Juan Capistrano, Bradford developed an early connection to California history. Following college and several years of career starts and stops as well as raising three children, she found her niche as an Interpreter for California State Parks. She spent many years engaged in the study of, and sharing her knowledge in, early California history and adobe architecture at Monterey State Historic Park. Finding her enjoyment in sharing “Spirit of Place” with visitors is now reaching an audience at Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds where she facilitates conference group tours and special events.

Double Nickels, a monthly luncheon of deliciously homemade food, is a service of Good Shepherd and Episcopal Senior Communities for the benefit of the 55 and Up community. A suggested donation is $5, but is not required.

More information: 831-484-2153,


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