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Free First Friday

Free First Friday: Princes of Surf Exhibition Opening

July 3, 2015
11:00 am – 9:00 pm

  The boards are back. Original, 130-year-old, redwood o’lo surfboards. Two of the three original surfboards that introduced surfing to Santa Cruz in 1885. Celebrate their legacy at the First Friday opening of Princes of Surf, an exhibition about the Hawaiian Princes who brought surfing to Santa Cruz. This July is the 130th anniversary of […]

Davenport Jail Museum

Historic Davenport Jail open today from 11am to 4pm

July 5, 2015
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Hang out with some of the MAH’s awesome historical docents in Santa Cruz County’s smallest jail house with only two cells.  The Davenport Jail was built in 1914 and decommissioned in 1936 yet still exists as a reminder of rowdier times on the north coast.  It was only used twice as a jail.  After 1936, the county […]

Evergreen Cemetery Monday Weekly Clean Up Day

July 6, 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 […]

Researchers Anonymous

Researchers Anonymous: What Do We Do With All of Our (Historic!) Stuff?

July 11, 2015
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Special Guests: Regan Huerta, Archive Coordinator, Pajaro Valley Historical Association Marla Novo, Curator of Collections, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Deborah Lipoma, Librarian, Santa Cruz Public Libraries All are welcome to join this group of people interested in Santa Cruz County history.  Please join us in the museum auditorium for a round table […]

Evergreen Cemetery Monday Weekly Clean Up Day

July 13, 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 […]

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