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25th Anniversary Events- Honoring the Storytellers


Friday, August 5 from 5 pm to 8 pm - First Friday Art Show featuring California Native Basketry

Saturday, August 6 Zanja hike at 9:30 am

Thursday, September 15 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - The Santa Cruz Mission: Indigenous Experience, Then and Now
Martin Rizzo – Indigenous Survival and Perseverance
Val Lopez – Amah Mutsun Land Stewardship & Collaboration with CA State Parks

Thursday, October 20 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - The Santa Cruz Mission: Finding the Story in the Archaeology, Then and Now
Karen Hildebrand – Years of Exploration: What Archeology has Given Us
Linda Hylkema – Summer Archaeology Project: A collaboration of the Santa Cruz Mission SHP & Santa Clara University

Thursday, November 17 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm - The Santa Cruz Mission: Saving Our Oldest Building, Then and Now
Cynthia Mathews – A Grass-Roots Movement to Save Local History
Gil Sanchez, Daryl Allen – Deconstructing the Building to Reconstruct the Story

All events and activities are FREE, and are made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.

For more information about events and activities please call the Santa Cruz Mission at (831) 425-5849. All programs meet at the Santa Cruz Mission, located on School Street off of Mission Street and Emmet Street in Santa Cruz.