Meet the Team

Our museum opened its doors in 1883. For 130 years this museum has been helping people explore and appreciate nature in the California Central Coast. Continuing this tradition is our Museum team; the most dedicated, passionate, and creative group I've ever worked with.

We started this blog to extend the conversations that we’re having within the museum walls out to our friends, colleagues, members, and anyone interested in nature and the California Central Coast. 

The Museum Bloggers

Paul VandeCarr, the Museum Collections Curator, will tell the stories of the Museum’s collection of over 50,000 objects.

Annie Holdren, Ph.D. is the Museum Exhibitions Curator and will provide deeper insights into our museum exhibitions and how they connect with the Central Coast.

Learn more about citizen science with Ann Wasser, the Museum Education Manager.

As the Museum Outreach Program Manager, Allison Watson loves to promote science, nature, and culture through hands-on creative activities and events. 

Please join us as we share our interests in and passions for this incredible region.

Jeanette Kihs
Executive Director
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History