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3rd Friday: Race Through Time

July 17, 2015
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ticket Sales Here. Ready. Set. GO!!!!— to the MAH for Race Through Time, a thrilling around-the-town scavenger hunt that will get you whizzing through Santa Cruz history, while biking or walking down sunny streets with friends and competitors.  Organized by the Museum of Art & History, Race Through Time is back and better this year with a biking and walking […]

Princes of Surf

O’lo Hui Nalu: Surf Demo, Paddle-Out and Luau

July 19, 2015
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

*Begins at Main Beach, ends in Abbott Square Let’s commemorate the 130th anniversary (to the day) of 3 Princes’ epic ride with a full day of celebration and activities. We will be starting off the day with a surfing exhibition at Cowell’s Beach at 8am. O’lo Hui Nalu (the Hawaiian name of the Santa Cruz surf […]


MAH Around Town: “Festival de Nopal”

July 26, 2015
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

For hundreds of years, the cactus, particularly the prickly pear cactus, has long been a staple in the diet of many Mexican and Latin American people. Also revered as a source of national pride in Mexico, the prickly pear cactus is featured on the Mexican flag with an eagle standing atop the cactus and a […]

Family Legacy Day at Evergreen Cemetery

September 19, 2015
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Each burial plot tells a story about a family; join us to discover the past and connect to the present. Family Legacy Day has been created as a way to honor, celebrate, and reconnect families who have ancestors buried in these grounds. Special events will include honoring the Evergreen Family of the Year, demonstrations on […]

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Family Art Workshop: Sugar Skulls

October 10, 2015
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a workshop of festive fun here at the MAH! Create sugary sweet tokens with family and friends in remembrance of those who have passed. In this traditional Mexican Folk Art workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make and decorate sugar skulls to bring home […]

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