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 #9
Land Use, Preservation, & the Environmental Movement
The History Publications Committee of the Museum of Art & History is pleased to announce that History Journal No. 9 will examine the collective and political efforts of people and events which have helped preserve the natural environment of Santa Cruz County. These actions are the underpinning of our local lifestyle and have grown to shape and support our economy.
- Park Creation
- Highway Expansions, those that Happened and their Impact, and those that Didn’t
- The Coastal Act
- Bike Paths
- Defeated Projects (Wingspread, Nuclear Power Plant)
- Measure J
- Spin Offs – Life Lab
- Greenbelt Land Use
- Wider Leadership that Grew from Environmental Beginnings
- Character, Culture, and Community of the Environmental Movement
- Land Patterns of Preservation – Williamson Act, Zoning, Land Trusts, etc