Member Events

Member events provide our supporters with behind-the-scenes opportunities to connect with the Museum. Join our family of Members to receive invitations to Member events and other benefits. Contact Ami Davis, Development Manager, at (831) 420-6115 x14 for assistance.


From the Vaults: The Humphrey Pilkington Collection
Saturday, September 8 | Continental Breakfast 9:30 am | Presentation starts at 10 a.m.

Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Contact Ami Davis, Development Manager, at (831) 420-6115 x14 or development@santacruzmuseum.org to RSVP
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
For active Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members

In 1929 Humphrey Pilkington bequeathed his large collection of Native American artifacts to the City of Santa Cruz under the condition that a museum be established to store and display it. Pilkington was a forester and agriculturist and was the first warden at California Redwood Park (now Big Basin Redwoods State Park). Join Collections Specialist Kathleen Aston for a rare look at specimens and artifacts from Pilkington’s collection. We will begin the morning with pastries and coffee in the Museum. We’ll then head down to the Museum basement to learn about Pilkington’s collection and his legacy.

This event is a free benefit for Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members. Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today to attend this and other Member Events.


Artist Walk-Through with Ann Elizabeth Thiermann
Friday, October 5 | Presentation starts at 5 p.m.

Pre-registration required. Limited to 20 participants. Contact Ami Davis, Development Manager, at (831) 420-6115 x14 or development@santacruzmuseum.org to RSVP
Location: Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History
For active Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members

Ann Thiermann’s series of pastels and acrylic paintings invite the viewer to visually linger over the flora and fauna along the pathways of our extraordinarily diverse parks in Santa Cruz County. Join the artist for insights into her research and creative process before “Pathways Through Our Parks” opens to the public.

This event is a free benefit for Pat & Kirk Smith Club and above Members, Business Partners, and Lifetime Members. Join, renew, or upgrade your membership today to attend this and other Member Events.