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May is Preservation Month!

Post Date:05/03/2019

Throughout California and across the nation we honor the historic buildings, site and the stories and traditions connected to these special places throughout the month of May. So whether its  a stroll of our very own historic downtown, or other places of interest in California, we encourage you discover or rediscover your favorite historic place including historic sites or by attending a cultural festival or event. 

Learn More:

Upcoming Events:

Month of May Exhibit: Through May 31

Location: Exhibit at Santa Cruz Public Library, Downtown Branch, 224 Church St

  • “Historic Building Survey: 1976 to present”
  • “History of one of the oldest houses in Santa Cruz,
  • "114 Escalona Drive, built 1853. Designated City of Santa Cruz Landmark”


May 4: Research the History of Your House with Digital Tools - 11AM, Santa Cruz Public Libraries

Location:  Downtown Branch, 224 Church Street, Santa Cruz


May 11: Historic Landmark Blue Plaques Awards - 11AM

Location: 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz

May 18: Santa Cruz County History Fair - 12PM, Capitola Community Center

Location: 4400 Jade Street, Capitola


June 1: Seabright  - Santa Cruz Cultural Hub in the Early 20th Century, 11 - 12:30p.m.

Location: Branciforte Branch Library,  230 Gault St


May 25: Frank Zwart, “Imagining and Making a University Campus at Santa Cruz” 11-12:30 p.m.

Location: Downtown Library, 224 Church St.


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