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Open House at the Castro Adobe: Earthquakes at Our Adobe
Saturday, October 22 from 11 am to 3 pm
Our adobe’s story should have ended with 1989’s Loma Prieta earthquake, but the right choices at the right times kept our story alive. Please join us for a snack from our restored cocina, a look at how historical earthquakes affected our adobe and the people who lived here, the monumental work done to reconstruct our adobe since Loma Prieta, and the efforts underway right now to ensure our story continues after our next big earthquake.
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). This is an active construction site, and is open only during scheduled events. For more information, please call (831) 226-9669. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Nearby October Events:
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park (Located along Aptos Creek Road in Aptos)
Picnic at the Park: Redwoods, Ranchos, and Rebirth
Saturday, October 15 at 12 noon
Bring a bag lunch to the Porter Family Picnic Area and join interpreter Joseph Carr Ritchie for a side of stories with your meal. We’ll examine the many surprising connections between the Forest of Nisene Marks and the future Castro Adobe State Historic Park: family, earthquakes, rising and falling fortunes, and more. Get inspired while you eat, then hit a trail of your choice and keep the food coma away! Event is free; day-use parking is $10 per car. Limited parking; carpooling encouraged. For more information, please call (831) 226-9669. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Picnic in the Park: Unexpected Connections
Saturday, November 19 from noon to 1 pm
What did the industrial cities of the Eastern Seaboard and the Kingdom of Hawai’i have in common 200 years ago? Vital imports from Alta California, for one. Bring your bag lunch and join us as we connect the dots across space and time and turn up some links that may surprise you. Rain or shine, the gorgeous grounds of our future state historic park will provide a suitable site for a side of stories with your lunch.
Free admission (donations gratefully accepted). Limited parking (carpooling encouraged). This park is an active construction site, and is open only during scheduled events. Event made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks, California State Parks volunteers, and California State Parks.
The Castro Adobe is currently offering free 2.5 hour tours to supplement teaching of 3rd grade (local history) and 4th grade (California history) contenct standards.
To set up your class visit, please contact Interpretive Naturalist Joseph Carr Ritchie at Joseph.Ritchie@parks.ca.gov (preferred) or (831) 226-9669.
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