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Free First Friday

Free First Friday

Fri, Sep 2, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

  Celebrate the release of a new History Journal and the opening of the Chamber of Heart & Mystery, a whimsical new exhibit that will function as a portal to The Word Lab, a new afternoon writing lab at the MAH. HISTORY TALKS | 5:30-6:30pm | Auditorium | Meet three of the authors from the MAH’s newest history journal Do You Know My Name? Martin Rizzo, Lisa Robinson, and Conor O’Brien will talk about their articles as a sneak peek…


The Creatures Movement

Fri, Sep 9, 2016, 5:30–8:30 pm

Not only people are on the move, but creatures too. Butterflies, whales, and hawks make long treks during their annual migration. Join Stef and guest speaker for an short class about migrations in the animal kingdom. Bring a story of creature migration to share and incorporate into the ever-growing fabric map on display at the MAH. Stef Wolf Visit Stef in the gallery from August 9th – September 25th, 2016 Tell your own stories of movement and place through the art of…

Community Rental: Make History!

Sat, Sep 10, 2016, Noon–4 pm

Celebrate 150 years of Santa Cruz history! Your snapshots (from long ago or just last week) tell a story, our story. Photos document our changing city, landscape, people, and events. Your photos will be handled with care, scanned and returned to you along with a free USB with an electronic copy. You retain the photo and copyright, yet with your permission, your images will become part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Local History collection. Let’s tell the world our…

Evergreen Cemetery

Story Day at Evergreen Cemetery

Sat, Sep 17, 2016, 1–3 pm

Honor eight leaders who helped shape Santa Cruz County history 150 years ago. Enjoy talks by local historians on our city’s founding citizens. Explore the historic and mysterious Evergreen Cemetery grounds. Top it all off with a free ice cream. To celebrate the sesquicentennial of the founding of Santa Cruz in 1866, this year’s Story Day event focuses on stories of people who helped found the City of Santa Cruz.  The Evergreen Cemetery committee will have interpretive posters and knowledgeable…

Free First Friday

Free First Friday

Fri, Oct 7, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

Join us for a Free First Friday with extended hours from 11am-9pm. Every 1st Friday of the month, enjoy live music, an all ages art activity, artist and history talks, and a MAH Bar.