Celebrate 115 years of the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History! Explore highlights of our history, the current state of the Museum, and our plans for the future.
We will hear from community members, dig into the archives, and our Executive Director Felicia B. Van Stolk will present the annual Laura Hecox Naturalist Award to Amity Sandage, Environmental Literacy Coordinator for the Santa Cruz County Office of Education.
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Learn More About Our History
- The Lighthouse Keeper’s Legacy
Recording of a lecture given by Frank Perry about our founder Laura Hecox
- Preserving Our Past
Recording of a webinar with Collections Manager Kathleen Aston exploring our physical collections and preservation methods
- Collecting Spaces
Blog post about the various homes the Museum has had over the years
- The Museum’s History
Article exploring our long history