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Sat, May 14, 2022, 12pm - 4pm

Santa Cruz County History Fair

Love local history? We do, too! You don't want to miss the long awaited revival of the Santa Cruz County History Fair happening May 14th from 12-4pm at the MAH. Save the Date! More event details to come.

Offsite Locations

The MAH currently oversees and maintains three historical offsite locations in Santa Cruz County. Evergreen Cemetery, Davenport Jail, and the historic Octagon building found on the plaza of Abbott Square bring art and history outside the museum walls. Check out their unique visiting schedules and addresses below to plan your visit.


Join us this fall and find your space at our downtown museum or within the hallowed grounds of Evergreen Cemetery for tours at dusk, Día de los Muertos, and more.


Find your space at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) located in downtown Santa Cruz. For the safety of our guests, staff, and community, the museum continues to encourage masking, social distancing when possible, hand hygiene, and other preventive measures. If you are experiencing any symptoms of illness, please visit us another time.

Field Trips

Connect your students to art and history in new ways. Go on a virtual exploration of Santa Cruz County art and history.

Wed, Nov 24, 2021

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Celebrate the creativity and abundance of Santa Cruz County with a robust gift guide spanning some of our favorite MAH publications as well as some awesome NHS Art of the Santa Cruz Speed Wheel merch!

Jul 24, 2021 – Oct 23, 2021

Audio Monuments

Audio Monuments is a 4-part audio series installed throughout Santa Cruz. Some of the monuments are one day pop-ups, while others will be in their spaces for several months. However, all have an online presence here.

Each Audio Monument lifts up local histories and stories of our community members. Find an Audio Monument, listen, learn and share part of your story.

History of the MAH

Today, the MAH is a creative hub for Santa Cruz County. Learn more about our 25-year history as a center for the intersection of art, history, and civic life.

Make a Contribution

Support a museum that serves as a thriving community gathering place through rotating art and history exhibitions, visual and performing artworks, public festivals, education and outreach programs, and cultural celebrations.


The MAH offers a unique research-based residency program in which artists, activists, scholars, and other practitioners draw from history to interpret contemporary themes.

Archive & Publications

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

Press Page

Welcome to the MAH's online press office. Here you will find recent news coverage, press releases, brand assets, and how to get in touch for interviews.

COVID-19 Information & Updates

At the MAH we're planning for a phase re-opening based on California and Santa Cruz County Tier Guidelines. Learn more about our plan and how you can be the first visit once we swing open our doors.