Posts Tagged: History

History Fair – Santa Cruz State Historic Park

The annual Santa Cruz County History Fair will be hosted by the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park on Saturday May 18th from 12-5pm. We will be joined by organizations, individuals, and museums from around the county to bring local history to our community. Sponsored by State Parks, Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, & the Capitola Historical Museum.

  • Connect with local historians
  • Discover stories of neighborhoods and residents
  • Investigate genealogical resources
  • Complete the Passport to the Past scavenger hunt

Learn more about your community! Free Admission for All Ages For questions or concerns email us santacruzmission@nullports-ca.us or call (831) 425-5849

Santa Cruz Mission – Hides & Tallow Living History Demonstration

Come and learn how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s, and the roles the native people played in the hide & tallow industry. Watch a demonstration of how a branding iron works on leather, and get involved by dipping your own candle to take home.

This is a FREE event, no reservation required. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Santa Cruz Mission – Hides & Tallow Living History Demonstration

Come and learn how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s, and the roles the native people played in the hide & tallow industry. Watch a demonstration of how a branding iron works on leather, and get involved by dipping your own candle to take home.

This is a FREE event, no reservation required. The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park is located on School St. off Mission and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz. Please call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Adobe Building Tour: Santa Cruz Mission

Join us for a guided tour through Santa Cruz’s oldest building, the only remaining example of indigenous housing from the California Missions. Learn about the daily life of people who lived here, and ways in which the Spanish Mission system drastically impacted local native people’s culture and landscape. This is a FREE event open to the public, no reservations required. Call (831) 425-5849 for more information.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.

Seacliff History Walk

Join a State Park docent on this one mile hour-long stroll to the Aptos Creek Bridge and back to get the lowdown on Rafael Castro, Claus Spreckels, the development of Aptos, Seacliff Park, the “Madman of Seacliff”, and the story of the Concrete Ship. This walking tour meets on the deck of the visitor center. Please register at https://SantaCruzStateParks.as.me/historywalk. For more information, call (831) 685-6444 or email seacliff@ports-ca.us.

Event is free. Day-use vehicle parking is $10.