For 25 years Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park has been telling the stories of the people of the Mission. They honor that tradition with a lecture series to mark their 25th Anniversary. Join Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a variety of topics from diverse speakers who will help put the past in perspective and give us a glimpse into the future.
Dress warmly! Bring lawn chairs or cushions or bench seating. Each evening will include a reception on the patio.
These events are free, and are made possible by Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks and California State Parks.
Thursday, September 15, 6:30-8:30 PM
The Santa Cruz Mission: Indigenous Experience, Then and Now
Martin Rizzo – Indigenous Survival and Perseverance
Val Lopez – Amah Mutsun Land Stewardship & Collaboration with California State Parks
Thursday, October 20th, 6:30-8:30 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 State Historic Park and Santa Clara University
Thursday, November 17, 6:30-8:30 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
The Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
144 School Street Santa Cruz CA 95060
For more information call 831 466-0550