The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

History Publications

Fred D. McPherson Jr.

Fred D. McPherson Jr.

The Museum of Art & History publishes books on subjects of local historic interest and exhibition catalogues. History journals, books, and exhibition catalogues can be purchased at the Museum Store during regular visiting hours, or at MAH’s online shop. As of 2013, the MAH is also producing an online history journal.

The Fred D. McPherson Jr. Publications Fund is a source of funding for MAH publications. The first McPherson Fund book was Santa Cruz County Place Names, by Donald Thomas Clark. This publication was an instant success and all proceeds from that project, and all projects since then, have been returned to the Publications Fund to help fund future endeavors. You can access a complete index of publications produced by the Fund here (PDF).

Guidelines for authors submitting material for consideration by the History Publications Committee can be found here (PDF).

Contribute to the next History Journal #8

Every two years, the MAH’s History Publications Committee publishes a journal compiling all of our County’s stories. For History Journal #8, we will share the stories of marginalized communities of Santa Cruz County. Do you have stories you’d like to share?  Submit your story as an article abstract by March 1, 2015 to the Chair of the Publications Committee, Lisa Robinson or Marla Novo.

Purchase one of our history publications in our online store here.