The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Saturday, October 22: Open 11am – 5pm
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Family Events

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GLOW: A Festival of Fire & Light 2016

Sat, Oct 22, 2016, 7–10 pm

GLOW is your night to experience the best fire and digital art in the Santa Cruz County area.


Free First Friday: Mothers of Men Screening

Fri, Nov 4, 2016, 11  am–9 pm

Travel back in time to Santa Cruz in 1917 with a screening and talk about Mothers of Men, the recently restored silent film immortalizing the Suffrage movement. Explore three floors of exhibitions for free, dance to live music by El Trio Guadalupano and get hands-on with an all-ages art activity making sugar skulls.


Día de los Muertos Community Festival

Sat, Nov 5, 2016, 1:30–7 pm

Celebrate the dead with an all-ages festival throughout Downtown Santa Cruz.

Community Rental: Holistic Veterans’ Community Healing Project

Fri, Nov 11, 2016, 5–9 pm

      Gathering our community to share a meal, brainstorm, connect and create a healthier lifestyle is at the heart of Holistic Veterans. We invite you to come participate and learn about different holistic modalities that are thriving in Santa Cruz. Music, Food, Herbal Drinks For more information, visit:


3rd Friday: Radical Craft Night

Fri, Nov 18, 2016, 5–8 pm

Radical Craft Night is a festival of non-traditional crafts in Santa Cruz County. Get hands on with the handmade.