The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Calendar of Events

Evergreen Cemetery Monday Weekly Clean Up Day

November 30, 2015
9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Evergreen Cemetery volunteers make a difference in our community, discover history, and create a vibrant place for learning. In just the past two years, over 300 Evergreen volunteers donated over 2,500 hours working at the cemetery, and hundreds more hours on historical research. Help transform Evergreen into a place to connect and learn local history.  We […]

Photo of the De-crating in July 2015 by Levy Media Works

Princes of Surf Re-crating Ceremony

November 30, 2015
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Send off our boards with a blessing. At the close of the Princes of Surf exhibition, Santa Cruz’s first surfboards will be returned to their home at the Bishop Museum in Hawaii. Here’s the schedule of events:   12pm – Kim Stoner, Geoffrey Dunn, and Bob Pearson will offer final words regarding the Olo Boards and the three Hawaiian princes […]

Community Rental: phren-Z Literary Magazine Reading

December 2, 2015
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The celebration and reading of phren-Z’s Issue 15 features the writing of Karen Ackland, Dane Cervine, Wilma Marcus Chandler, Dion Farquhar, Lisa Ortiz, and Paul Skenazy. Refreshments will be served For more information please visit:

Free First Friday

FREE First Friday: Wild Mushrooms & Functional Fungi, Toy Trains Exhibition Openings

December 4, 2015
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Free First Friday 11am – 9pm Free admission every First Friday and extended hours every Friday. Mushrooms: good on pizza, sometimes psychedelic, and also the world’s oldest and most uncelebrated tool. See how mushrooms push fungal forms: as bricks, as environmental cleaning tools, as vibrant dyes in the brand new exhibition Wild Mushrooms & Functional […]

Toy Trains at the MAH

December 4 – 27, 2015
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for a rotating cavalcade of  operating toy trains from the 1920s to the 21st century. Watch a massive standard gauge steam engine from the 1920s start up-headlight flashing, drive wheels spinning, smoke flowing from the smoke stack and of course a mighty whistle. On another track, see a remote controlled modern production of […]

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