The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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History Events

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Community Crossword: Santa Cruz History!

Sat, Jul 29, 2017, 9–11 am

How’s your local history knowledge? Help complete a large-scale puzzle that will be out in Abbott Square for everyone to tackle.

Community Crossword: Santa Cruz History!

Thu, Aug 17, 2017, 8–11 am

How’s your local history knowledge? Help complete a large-scale puzzle that will be out in Abbott Square for everyone to tackle.

Historic Photo Processes Forum

Sat, Aug 19, 2017, 11  am–1 pm

The Historic Photo Processes Forum is a resource for photographers, collectors and conservators to study the history and practice of alternative (non-inkjet) photographic image making. Albumen, carbon, platinum, and other vintage techniques are used today not only for their nostalgic aesthetic, but also because they represent the pinnacle of photographic printmaking – unrivaled for image quality and stability. By combing “obsolete”l wet-processes with sophistical digital imaging tools, contemporary artist-photographers are creating expressive and technically innovative hand made photographs. Founded and…

Hands on History: Dippin’ into Diaries

Thu, Aug 24, 2017, 1–3 pm

Try your luck at transcribing 100 year old local diaries from the MAH archives. Our team of volunteer transcribers will be on hand to help you with the tricky old timey handwriting. We’ll have printed copies of some of the diary pages for easy access. Also included will be an area for people to contribute to a communal diary. We’ll hang your entries on the Secret Garden Mural. What was the most meaningful thing you accomplished today? What made you…

Tales of Evergreen

Sat, Sep 16, 2017, 9:30–11:30 am

Enjoy tales by local historians. Explore historic Evergreen Cemetery grounds. Experience interpretive posters and knowledgeable docents sharing the history of local families and individuals who founded Santa Cruz. Learn if the street you live on is named after someone buried at Evergreen! Top it all off with free ice cream.

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