The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

Today is Sunday, May 28: Open 11am – 5pm
Directions & Admission
The MAH is open during Abbott Square construction. Enter only on Front St.

Pop Up Museum

Memorial Day Remembrance

Mon, May 25, 2015, 11  am–1 pm

148th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance        Monday, May 25, 2015 11:00am Evergreen Cemetery near Harvey West Park Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History along with local military and veterans organizations to commemorate Santa Cruz’s 148th Memorial Day. The Observance is held in the quiet Grand Army of the Republic plot at Evergreen Cemetery. This traditional remembrance features musical and spoken tributes from local community leaders, veterans and military including Mich Bench, Steve Johnson from Buglers Across America,…

Legacy Day at Evergreen Cemetery

Sat, Sep 19, 2015, 1–3 pm

*Please note that this is not at the MAH, but at Evergreen Cemetery (across from Harvey West Park) Let’s honor those who have shaped Santa Cruz history. Join us as we celebrate and reconnect families who rest at the Evergreen Cemetery grounds. This year’s honoree is the Gifford family. Asa Gifford wagoned from Illinois to Santa Cruz in the late 1840’s. A few years later, in 1852, as his wife and children were on their way West to join him, Asa, 44, was murdered near…

Pop Up Museum on “Healing and Recovery” at Fire In The Heart.

Sat, Mar 5, 2016, 6–10 pm

Join the Museum of Art and History and many other cosponsors at Cabrillo’s Crocker Theater for the performance of “Fire in the Heart”, a one of a kind performance featuring multiple art forms.  The show focuses on how art can be a powerful therapeutic tool for those in recovery from disease and addiction. It features singing, dancing, music, poetry, acting, improv, and more.  “Fire in the Heart” shows how the arts can help us process, heal, and transcend traumatic events, whether they…

Memorial Day Remembrance 2016

Mon, May 30, 2016, 11  am–1 pm

149th Annual Memorial Day Remembrance        Monday, May 30, 2016 11:00am Evergreen Cemetery near Harvey West Park Join the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History along with local military and veterans organizations to commemorate Santa Cruz’s 149th Memorial Day. The Observance is held in the quiet Grand Army of the Republic plot at Evergreen Cemetery. This traditional remembrance features musical and spoken tributes from local community leaders, veterans and military including Chuck Woodson and the Defense Language Institute Active…

MAH Around Town: Juneteenth Celebration

Sat, Jun 11, 2016, 11:30 am–5 pm

*Please note that this event is not at the MAH, but at the Louden Nelson Community Center from 12 to 5pm.  There is a parade starting at 11:30 at the MAH that will march on sidewalks to Louden Nelson Center in time for the noon event start time.   Celebrate the 151st anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation with a free festival at Louden Nelson. Enjoy delicious soul food, a Pop Up Museum and an interactive art activity by the Santa…

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