The restoration of the Castro Adobe is almost finished! Plans for interpretive exhibits have been created. The installations will help visitors understand the life of the Californios and Native people who lived and worked on this land, through an innovative, touchable, hands-on experience in the historic adobe.
A key next step is furnishing the historic building with period-accurate pieces for the 1840s-era Rancho. To accomplish this, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks is searching for historically accurate furnishings such as an 1840s-1860s era sofa, chairs, side tables and a washstand, as well as any items belonging to or related to the Castro family of Santa Cruz.
The photos below provide examples of the furnishings needed to tell the story of the Castro Adobe.
Please consider donating or selling these items to Friends. If you think you have one or more of the items on this list please email Jessica Kusz, Friends’ Historic Preservation Project Manager at Jessica@nullThatsMyPark.org. Please include a description and photograph of the item, and anything you know about its age and history. Thank you!