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SCPL News & Announcements - Posts Tagged 'Local History'
It’s Live Oak Library’s 10th Birthday!
Enjoy cake, punch, crafts, and face painting at this festive, FREE event! Celebrate the grand opening of ...[Read More]
Explore Local Music with SoundSwell!
Explore SoundSwell, a local music archive available to you FREE! Stream, download or check out these original albums produced by ...[Read More]
Did you know about the Local History section of our website?
We've got a great collection of scanned pictures and postcards featuring the local ...[Read More]
Get ready for a full day of presentations when the Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County hosts The California State Genealogical Alliance for an open ...[Read More]
Your Story Matters... Are you a US Veteran? We'd like to hear your story. Consider participating in the Veteran's History project through the ...[Read More]
Discover Your Family History Free with Ancestry Library Edition
The Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz County presents two free workshops. Beginning and experienced researchers alike ...[Read More]
Do you have images in your family's collection showing any part of the old West Side of Santa Cruz, the coast, neighborhoods, landmarks or ...[Read More]
What is the VHP? Are you a veteran of any conflict--or do you live with a veteran who has a story to tell? Come to ...[Read More]
Twenty-five years ago Santa Cruz experienced our largest earthquake since 1906. The downtown was in ruins and devastation occurred as far north as San Francisco ...[Read More]
Join us for a visit with best selling author Karl Marlantes at 5:30pm October 10th in Seaside to discuss his award winning book What ...[Read More]
Welcome to California Reads, a statewide program that brings Californians together to explore important topics through reading and discussion. This year our theme is War ...[Read More]
Learn about the natural history of this magnificent bird, the California Condor Reintroduction Program and how The Ventana Wildlife Society (VWS) is involved in the ...[Read More]
Bring your family’s historical snapshots (from long ago or just last week) to our next Snapshot Stories event at The San Lorenzo Valley Museum ...[Read More]
We'd like to hear your story. Consider participating in the Veteran's History project.
What is the Veterans History Project?
The United States Congress ...
Your photos can become part of the Santa Cruz Public Libraries’ Local History Photo Gallery. Let’s tell the world the unique story of our ...[Read More]
Join us for an exploration of California’s civil liberties history from the days of slavery to the post 9/11 era, highlighting courageous Californians ...[Read More]
Share your story about life in Santa Cruz County by helping us build the local history archive. Bring in your family's historical photos taken ...[Read More]
Santa Cruz-based company Mobile Ranger has created a new iPhone/iPad app offering a mobile tour of West Cliff Drive and the north Coast of ...[Read More]
We're thrilled with the response so far to this year's NEA Sponsored Big Read! We're continuing to delve into the work of ...[Read More]
Visualizing the Depression, a Depression Era Photo Exhibit is going on now at the Downtown Branch as part of Santa Cruz Reads. The exhibit is ...[Read More]
We're all set to kick off THE BIG READ: The Grapes of Wrath at the Museum of Art and History this Wednesday, February 27th ...[Read More]
It was an exciting morning at the Downtown branch! The Space Shuttle Endeavor flew over Santa Cruz this morning on its way from Edwards Air ...[Read More]
We've added a new album to the Local History Photograph Collection to commemorate the 20 year anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake. The album ...[Read More]
We've added several new articles to the Local History Articles section of our website. The articles, by local authors Barry Brown and Paul Tutwiler ...[Read More]