History, Archive, & Publications

Browse original publications, detailed history journals, fascinating podcast episodes, and an expansive archive to uncover the rich history of Santa Cruz County.

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MAH Publications

Check out all the MAH's Santa Cruz County history publications written alongside local historians, environmentalists, politicians, and superstar community members.

The MAH Archive

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The MAH's expansive archive is open by appointment and offers research material pertaining to all aspects of Santa Cruz County's history.

Please contact us at 831.429.1964 x7019 or archives@santacruzmah.org for any research requests.

Browse the MAH's Archive

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“Our ancestors tell the story of where we came from; our ghosts teach us how to move forward.”

Tessa Hulls — Guided by Ghosts Exhibiting Artist

The MAH Cast

Dive into what makes Santa Cruz so...Santa Cruz: the mysteries, the histories, and everything in between. The MAH Cast, hosted by Wyatt Young and Marla Novo, is a re-booted audio series from the MAH. Listen on Soundcloud as they highlight the stories, histories, passions, and activists found in our strange and wonderful little beach town.

Listen to all the episodes here.

In this inaugural episode of the MAH Cast, the official podcast for the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Helen Aldana interviews August Stevens, a producer of Click Fest 2020. Click Fest is a virtual festival organized by the Center for Arts and Diversity Resource Center [CAD] at the University of California at Santa Cruz and will feature art focusing on the BIPOC experience in Santa Cruz and beyond. Join us to learn more about the upcoming Click Fest, and also to learn more about the history of CAD and how it has impacted our community.

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History of the MAH

From our humble beginnings in the 1950’s to the ignited space we are today, the MAH has adapted to meet the needs of the Santa Cruz community.