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galleries and Museums
Art and history combined
From bright airy galleries brimming with contemporary displays, to an adobe mission housing artifacts from nearly two centuries ago, the galleries and museums of Santa Cruz County offer an array of historically and culturally-significant items. From modern art to vintage surfboards, you’ll find a museum or gallery in Santa Cruz County that will arouse your interest and curiosity. Dedicated to “all youth whose ideals are beacons to the future,” the Santa Cruz Surfing Museum, housed inside the Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse overlooks the internationally renowned surfing spot Steamer Lane. The museum is located on scenic West Cliff Drive, and includes historic photographs, early wetsuits designed by local Jack O’Neill, unsinkable vintage redwood surfboards, and other items tracing over 100 years of surfing history in Santa Cruz. Many of the museum’s volunteer docents are Santa Cruz’s first wave of contemporary longboard surfers. climates throughout the past 150 years. The historic Rodgers House, the home of John Steinbeck’s sister, sits adjacent to the museum site. The Museum of Art and History at the McPherson Center, the largest cultural facility in the area, displays an eclectic mix of historical collections alongside visiting art exhibits. The MAH offers permanent displays and docent-led tours, creating a greater understanding of contemporary art. The outdoor sculpture garden and rooftop gallery is an exhibition space designed to highlight pieces from the museum’s permanent collection in granite, clay, bronze and other mediums. The museum also manages historic Evergreen Cemetery and the Davenport Jail Museum. For more art, the Pajaro Valley Arts Council and Gallery in Watsonville offers themed exhibits on a year-round basis in the gallery and at various satellite locations throughout the community. The first weekend of every month, Santa Cruz galleries and artist’s studios open their doors to share their craft with visitors on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Showcasing spectacular local creations, these free “First Weekend” events are a unique way to view art at its core. Or, hop aboard a bus during the evening First Friday Art Tour every month for the latest art openings and happenings in the greater downtown area. The bus tour option allows First Friday Art goers to

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From potatoes and wheat to lettuce and strawberries, local agriculture is celebrated at the Agricultural History Museum in Watsonville. The museum offers the opportunity to experience life on the farm through educational exhibits and a timeline chronicling the crops supported by the valley’s unique combination of soils and

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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011

Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011
Contents
Welcome to Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz
Your Wildlife Watching Destination
Field to Table
Locally Made
From the Mountains to the Sea
Culture and Creativity
201163 Events Calendar
Maps
A Wine Lover’s Paradise
Monterey Bay
Galleries and Museums
Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
San Lorenzo Valley
Scotts Valley
Capitola and Soquel
Pleasure Point
Aptos
Davenport
Restaurant Guide
Lodging Guide
Visitor Activities
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Welcome to Santa Cruz County
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Santa Cruz
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Your Wildlife Watching Destination
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Field to Table
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Locally Made
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - From the Mountains to the Sea
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Culture and Creativity
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - 201163 Events Calendar
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Maps
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - A Wine Lover’s Paradise
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Monterey Bay
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Galleries and Museums
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Exploring Santa Cruz County’s Great Outdoors
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pajaro Valley and Watsonville
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - San Lorenzo Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Scotts Valley
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Capitola and Soquel
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Pleasure Point
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Aptos
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Davenport
Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Restaurant Guide
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Santa Cruz Travel Guide 2011 - Lodging Guide
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