The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Wednesday, March 22: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.

Calendar of Events

Community Rental: DIYine – A Celebration of Homebrewing

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 6–10 pm

We are pleased to announce our fifth annual DIYine event, a celebration of the art of homebrew featuring samples of homemade fruit wines, beers, meads, and soft drinks. Sparkling pear cider, blackberry wine, and loquat amaretto are just a few of the amazing concoctions available for tasting that were made with excess fruit from our backyard harvest program. In addition to fruit wines and ciders, there will be a wide array of beers, as well as absinthe, mead, cocktails, and…

Qing Ming Festival and Work Party

Sat, Apr 1, 2017, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

*Please note that this event is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery across from Harvey West Park. Make your mark and restore local Chinese history. Join the Evergreen Restoration Committee in a work party to celebrate the Chinese cultural holiday of Qing Ming. Qing Ming is about honoring the departed spirits of your family members. This is traditionally celebrated by cleaning their grave sites and making an offering. MAH’s Evergreen Cemetery Restoration Committee has been working for years…

Free First Friday

Fri, Apr 7, 2017, 5–9 pm

Celebrate a brand new exhibition featuring Native American photography and artifacts by Dugan Aguilar and the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band. Enjoy live music and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity. AUDITORIUM TALK | 5:30-6:30PM | Auditorium | Don’t miss a talk with Amah Mutsun Tribal Band Chairman Valentin Lopez for the opening of She Sang Me a Good Luck Song. Chairman Lopez will discuss the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band’s history and current day activities. ART ACTIVITY | 5:00-9:00PM | Classroom | Get messy…

Community Rental: Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai 29th Annual Exhibit

Apr 8–9, 2017, 10  am–5 pm

Want to host your event at the MAH? Find how more here. Or contact the Event Operations Catalyst at The Santa Cruz Bonsai Kai is a local club devoted to promoting and teaching bonsai as an art form. The beautifully exhibited trees may be seen from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days and are the product of many years of horticultural development and artistic creativity. A bonsai is actually a living sculpture and an art form that dates back…

Researcher’s Anonymous

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

Researchers Anonymous: All are welcome to join this group of people interested in Santa Cruz County history. Please join us in the MAH auditorium for a roundtable discussion. Please bring your questions, current projects, and ideas.   For more information, please visit: