TOMORROW – SLV Museum Opening Reception for Bear With Us

2015-02 SLVM Bear With UsWhat: Opening Reception for the museums new exhibit Bear With Us

When: Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

In the late 1700s, the San Francisco peninsula was a wilderness, and home to large numbers of grizzlies. The abundance of food was shared between the hierarchy of wildlife and the native peoples; there was plenty for all. In just a few decades, this would change.

Confrontations between man and bear often resulted in death or serious injury. By the late-1800s there were few grizzlies left here and by 1900, grizzlies, once prolific, had been hunted to extinction.

This exhibition tells the stories of bear encounters, both grizzlies and black bears, in the Santa Cruz area from the late 1700s to the present day and reminds us that often our intolerance can lead to an unrecoverable and regrettable loss.

The exhibition includes hands-on activities for young visitors and interactive elements to engage visitors of all ages.

Exhibition Sponsored by: The Robinson Family, Travis Tree Professionals, A Team Tree Service, Christianson Tree Experts Co., Pacific Mountain Tree Service, Big Creek Lumber, Jeff Hill and Sons. Thanks to Bay Photo for their support in the printing of the exhibition panels.

Opening Reception Sponsored by: Big Basin Vineyards and New Leaf Community Market, Boulder Creek.

Artwork By Santa Cruz Artist Connie Williams

http://www.slvmuseum.com

Community Night to benefit SLV Museum at BC Pizza & Pub

2015-01-26_Community_Night_Flyer_webWhat: Community Night & Short Historical Talk

To benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum & it’s Programs

When: Monday, January 26 from 5:00pm – 9:00pm

6:30pm – 7:00pm “History of the Dolan Theater Site” by Lisa Robinson

Where: Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub

13200 B Central Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-2141

Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub is sponsoring a Community Night to benefit the San Lorenzo Valley Museum and their programs this Monday from 5:00pm – 9:00pm. There will be a short historical talk by SLV Historical Society President Lisa Robinson from 6:30pm – 7:00pm titled “History of the Dolan Theater Site”. The talk will cover the history of the building from its origins as the Cunningham Store, then the Doughterty Middleton Store, and up to the present. After the talk Lisa will be taking questions about the building and other buildings in the area.

20% of all sales goes to the museum and their programs. So come on out, support our local museum, have great food, learn some history, and enjoy a wonderful night out.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

 

SLV Museums New Exhibit “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

2014-12-20 SLVM Tinsel Tunes & TootsWhat: Opening Reception for “Tinsel, Tunes, & Toots”

When: Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Museum Holiday Hours are from 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturday December 20 – Wednesday December 24, 2014
Saturday December 27 – Wednesday December 31, 2014
Saturday January 3 – Sunday January 4, 2015

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their special holiday exhibition a little late this year, but it is still a great one. It is running from Saturday December 20th 2014 thru Sunday January 4th 2015. If you can make it during this busy holiday season you will not be disappointed, the theme is music boxes, trains, and dollhouse miniatures. Opening reception is this Saturday from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and refreshments will be served. Some of the things you will see in the exhibit is a range of holiday music boxes, a miniature holiday scene inside a cello, and antique ornaments. So come on by and enjoy this exhibit while it lasts.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

SLV Museums Christmas Tree Trimming THIS SUNDAY

2014-12-07 SLV Christmas TrimmingWhat: 11th Annual Children’s Christmas Tree Trimming

Decorate the Museums Christmas Tree the old fashioned way
Create an ornament to take home
Decorate cookies & more

When: Sunday, December 7th 2014 from 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Where: San Lorenzo Valley Museum

12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-8382

Price: $5 suggested donation per family

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their 11th annual Children’s Christmas Tree Trimming this Sunday from 12noon till 4pm. Come decorate the Christmas tree as a family the old-fashioned way by making ornaments and stringing popcorn and cranberries. You can make an ornament for your tree, decorate cookies, help make a holiday table display, and create your own holiday treasure. Juice and cookies are provided. It should be a wonderful family event to get everyone in the spirit for the holiday. So come out for some old-fashioned family fun.

http://www.slvmuseum.com

Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

2014-11-11 Veterans Dinner

What:  5th Annual Veterans Day Dinner at Scopazzi’s

When:  Tuesday, November 11th 2014, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Where:  Scopazzi’s

13300 Big Basin Way
Boulder Creek, CA 95006
(831) 338-6441

Price: $40 in advance

$35 for Veterans and Active Duty Personnel
$45 at the door
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_veterans.html

San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual Veterans Dinner this Tuesday at Scopazzi’s. So join us in honoring our local Veterans, enjoy a wonderful dinner, and publicly acknowledge their service.

As always we look forward to connecting with our Veterans who have served from WWII through to the present. Please bring a short summary of your military history and a photograph for inclusion in our Collection.

Any net proceeds raised from this dinner will be used to benefit the Museum and its programs.

Tickets can be purchased online, at the Museum, Liberty Bank, Joe’s Bar, Boulder Creek Hardware, the Redwood Keg in Boulder Creek, and Scarborough Lumber in Ben Lomond. You can also call Scopazzi’s to make your table reservations. Lets all come together and show our vets how much they mean to us and if you are a vet please attend so we may honor you on this day and everyday.

Note: To read a little about the contributions of our vets check out Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin article SLV History titled The War to End All War on page 10 by Lisa Robinson.

Historical Walk THIS SUNDAY

2014-10-05 SLV Historical Rincon Walk

What: Historic Rincon Walk

When:  Sunday, October 5th, 2014 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

Where: Henry Cowell State Parking Area on Highway 9 
Map
and Directions below

Price: Free, space is limited to 25 people, call to receive your spot (831) 338-8382

Join historian Frank Perry and explore the route once taken by Henry Cowell’s oxteams between his limestone quarry and his lime kilns. Using recently discovered historic photos taken along the route, we will see how this area has changed over the past 100 years.

This approximately 2.5 hour, up and back, moderately strenuous walk will cover 3 miles. This walk is limited to 25 people so please sign-up early as spaces will go quickly.

For more information and reserve a space call Lynda Phillips at (831) 338-8382. This event is co-sponsored by the ‘Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District’. Video below is about the history of the Cowell Lime Works.
http://youtu.be/iWXxDxfLW2I

Directions to parking area:

From Felton on Highway 9: Starting at Henry Cowell Park entrance drive south 3.1 miles just past mile marker #2.79.

From Highway 1 / Highway 9 intersection: Drive north on Highway 9 past Paradise Park 2.6 miles just past mile marker #2.51.

Parking area has ‘Henry Cowell State Park’ sign and Emergency Call Box.

2014-10-05 SLV Historical Rincon Walk map

SLV Museum website: http://www.slvmuseum.com

Friends of the Cowell Lime Works website: http://limeworks.ucsc.edu

If your not up for the walk or if it is full you can check out SLV Museums current exhibit ‘Crystals Caves & Kilns’ going on until November 30th, 2014.
http://bouldercreekinsider.com/2014/05/15/slv-museum-crystals-caves-kilns/

SLV Museum Annual BBQ & More This Sunday!

2014-07-20 SLV playhouse

What:         San Lorenzo Valley’s Annual Community BBQ & More

When:        Sunday, July 20th 2014, 12noon – 7pm

Where:        San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Price:        $15 BBQ ticket 12 & up
Under 12 years old is free
Purchase tickets here http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_BBQ.html
San Lorenzo Valley Museum is having their annual community BBQ, silent auction, horseshoe tournament and more this Sunday from 3pm – 7pm.

* Silent auction will have many items to bid on including this cute playhouse donated by Habitat for Humanity and Travelers Insurance Group.

* Horseshoes signups start at 11am and the games start at noon.

* Impromptu Exhibit, share your valley headgear, hat, or cap.

* A presentation of images from the newly released MAH history journal “Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains – A Split History” will also be happening. As companion book will be on sale for $24.95.

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TOMORROW A Split History: book release, signing, & reception

2014-06-08 Split History

What:        A Split History, book release, signing, & reception

When:       Sunday, June 8th 2014, 2pm – 4pm

Where:     Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Price:        $5 general admission
$3 students (with ID), teens, and seniors (65 and older)
Free museum members and children under 12

Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History is releasing their seventh history journal this Sunday, the reception and signing of the book is from 2pm – 4pm in the atrium. A Split History is about redwood logging and conservation in the Santa Cruz mountains, the book is written by 21 authors, has 34 articles, and 128 illustrations. It covers the first peoples to the present day and is split between the interests of loggers and conservationists alike.

The natives of the mountains saw redwoods as an integral part of their cultural landscape. While new settlers recognized the timber value of these same trees. An imaginative few realized redwoods were an irreplaceable treasure and fought to preserve them. With new research, previously unpublished materials from local authors, and 128 illustrations makes this book a wonderful read about our local history.

You can purchase your copy at MAH or the San Lorenzo Valley Museum. For all of you who love local history this is a must attend event and a must have book.

http://www.santacruzmah.org/event/mah-history-journal-book-signing-reception/

SLV Museum – Crystals, Caves, & Kilns

SLV - 2014-04 Crystals

SLV Museums’ new exhibit Crystals Caves & Kilns is now open and will be on display through November 30th 2014. It explores the natural and cultural history of limestone, lime, and marble in our area. By visiting you will learn about the geologic history of our area and how marble caves form. The exhibit includes mineral and crystal specimens, 19th century artifacts, local historic photographs, and activities for the kids.

The exhibit was previously on display at Santa Cruz Natural History Museum, and is sponsored by that museum as well as SLV Water District and the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District.

At the entrance of the exhibit is a reading cave for the kids with books about cave life. Kids can also add their cave story or drawings with materials that are provided. There is a rock and minerals lab table in the back of the museum, allowing kids to examine and make their own discoveries.

The exhibit also includes information about our local marble quarry, making cement, production of lime, getting lime to market, and the legacy lime has left behind. There is a video playing that talks about a recently discovered cave that is one of the largest in California, as well as the kind of life you find in caves. There are calcite crystals, limestone, marble, travertine, and tufa samples for you to look at up-close and personal. As well as how lime is part of our everyday lives, maps, and how caves need our help to preserve them.

This exhibit has a little bit for everyone and is packed with information. The museum is open every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12:00noon till 4:00pm.

Where:    San Lorenzo Valley Museum
12547 Highway 9
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

When:    April 26th – November 30th 2014
Wednesdays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Fridays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Saturdays 12:00noon – 4:00pm
Sundays 12:00noon – 4:00pm

Website
http://www.slvmuseum.com

Film about the Lime industry in Santa Cruz
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWXxDxfLW2I

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THIS THURSDAY Fundraising Lecture for SLV Museum

Hear the untold local story of who and how Big Basin was saved.

2014-05-08 SLV Museum Lecture

What:         Fundraising Lecture for San Lorenzo Valley Museum

When:        Thursday, May 8th, 7pm – 9pm, Doors open at 6pm

Where:       Historic Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond

Price:         $25 per person ($20 for SLV Museum members, students with ID, seniors 65+)

SLV Museum is having a fundraising lecture this Thursday from 7pm – 9pm at the Historic Park Hall in Ben Lomond.  Doors open at 6pm, so come on by and help support our local museum, and learn something about our local pride at the same time.

You will hear about a female writer who In the winter of 1900 sent a bold letter to the Santa Cruz Sentinel urging citizens to preserve the old growth redwoods in Big Basin. Just fifteen months later, the first California Redwood State became a reality. Dr. Traci Bliss will combine social, political, and family history to provide a fresh perspective on the Park’s creation, with emphasis on the unsung role of women. The Bliss family settled in Santa Cruz in the 1870’s. Jennie Bliss, the sister of Traci’s great grandfather, married William T. Jeter, lawyer, bank president and the first Democrat to be elected mayor of Santa Cruz. Through Jennie’s persistent urging, Jeter embraced the campaign to save the Big Basin Redwoods. Together with Andrew P. Hill, he forged a preservationist coalition of women’s groups, businessmen and academics.

Speaker Traci Bliss, an Emerita Professor and award winning educator holds a BA, MA, and PhD from Stanford and an MPA from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves as the President of the History Forum at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH). With San Lorenzo Valley historian, Randall Brown, she is the author of three chapters in the forthcoming MAH History Journal: Redwood Logging and Conservation in the Santa Cruz Mountains—A Split History. Bliss has been a docent at Henry Cowell Redwood State Park since 2009.

Purchase your ticket today
http://www.slvmuseum.com/tickets_lecture.html

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