The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Friday, July 28: Open 10am-10pm
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Free Events

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Fridays at the MAH: Radical Fibers

Fri, Jul 28, 2017, 5–9 pm

New and unexpected crafts. Same beloved materials. Get hands on with sewing, weaving, and fiber-making like you’ve never experienced before. All levels of experience welcome.

Friday Night Live: Sensory TRiBE

Fri, Jul 28, 2017, 6:30–9 pm

Enjoy live music every Friday Night in Abbott Square. This week: Sensory TRiBE is an Organic Reggae Fusion Music group based out of Monterey, California.

Shake the Square: Morning Meditation in the Secret Garden

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 9:30–10:30 am

Get mindful in a free morning meditation tucked away in the Secret Garden.

Giant Bubbles: Kick off to Kids Week with the Downtown Association

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

Kick off Kids Week in Downtown Santa Cruz the best way possible: by making totally-gigantic-magical-rainbow-bubbles in Abbott Square.

Community Rental: Aside the Show- The Untold Story of Julia Pastrana

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 1–5 pm

Want to host your event at the MAH? Find how more here. Or contact the Event Operations Catalyst at The journey of Julia Pastrana – a Mexican carnival artist who lived in the 19th century – packs enough oddities for a whole Netflix series, but remains unknown by most. As a bearded lady, Pastrana traveled all over Europe and the US throughout her life….and after it. Let us explain: for over a hundred years after her death, her mummified body…