The Museum of Art & History at the McPherson Center

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History Awards

Blue Plaque Landmark Award

The Museum of Art & History honors Historic Landmark “Blue Plaque” awards to structures of architectural or historic significance throughout Santa Cruz County. The awards highlight historic structures, educate the public, and provide visibility for successful preservation. Plaques are awarded throughout the year, with a ceremony each May during National Historic Preservation Month. The Museum […]

Dolkas-Mertz and Distinguished Historian Awards

The History Forum, a fundraising, membership support group at the Museum of Art & History, presents two awards annually for distinguished service to local history. This page describes these awards and presents the application and nomination material for them. The Dolkas-Mertz Award is a competitive research grant awarded annually for original projects that promote the understanding of […]