The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Family Events

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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 […]

MAH Around Town: Watsonville Multicultural Celebration

December 6, 2015
1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join the MAH outreach team at a fun holiday event celebrating all of the holiday traditions and customs of the various ethnic communities of our County.  There will be food for sale, music and dance performances, cultural arts and craft activities, and a tree lighting ceremony at 5pm.  This fun, free event is occurring in […]


Community Rental: Toy Train Sale

December 12, 2015
11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us for the 10th year of dynamic operating toy trains in the MAH Atrium. Experience a brand new Toy Train Sale Fair on Saturday, December 12th. Toy trains will be available for sale along with train related gifts you can purchase. If you have trains to sell at this event and want a table ($25 […]


3rd Friday: Winterpalooza

December 18, 2015
4:00 am – 8:00 pm

Here’s what Santa Cruz winter brings: rain, farmers’ markets that close early, weird off-season tourists, no peace from the holiday train to Roaring Camp. Santa Cruz winter does not bring snow. Or super cold weather. That means we don’t get to indulge in the wonderfully wintry activities people with ice and snow have…until now. Join […]

power hour

3rd Friday: Power Hour

January 15, 2016
6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Imagine yourself in a room with 100 strangers. What if you could feel closer to each other in an hour? POWER HOUR is a non-stop hour of 60 one-minute-long activities. You will dance, you will trust fall, you will play hide-and-go-seek in the museum…if you can last the hour.  The POWER HOUR will take place from […]

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