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

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.


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 
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.

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:

Friends of the Cowell Lime Works website:

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.

SLV Museum: Wee Widgets & Wonders, – add to the exhibit

The “Wee Widgets and Wonders” exhibit is currently up and will be open till October 20. There is a wide range of miniatures and toys on display including trains, doll houses, derby cars, and a large collection of erector sets. Several books on the subject are available for you to read as well.

The best part of the exhibit is in the school room where your child can build their own wonder out of Legos, Meccanos, wood trains, and other toys. Once they are done and happy with what they have created it can then become part of the exhibit, the museum will make a card with their name and the name of their creation, and then find the perfect place for it to be displayed. The first image below shows some items that have already been added.

You can also purchase tickets to enter the raffle, the prize is a ride-on Peg-Perego Santa Fe Express Train with a 7 foot oval track and a 6 volt rechargeable battery, see the last picture. Tickets are being sold at Boulder Creek Hardware, Sincerely Yours, Felton Feed, Felton Paint & Hardware, and the museum.

The museum is open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 12noon till 4pm. For more information see link below.

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