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Bear With Us - Bear Stories of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Exhibition Dates: February 15 – October 18, 2015

In the mid-1700s, the San Francisco peninsula was 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.

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Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

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.

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Teddy Bears' Picnic
September 6, 2015, 2-4pm

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Join us for hands on activities for a range of ages. Bring your bear and have your photograph taken with him/her.

Refreshments included.

Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

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War Comes Home - The Legacy
Exhibition Dates: October 25 – December 5, 2015
Opening Reception: October 25, 2015 2-4pm

This national exhibition, through private correspondence, offers insights into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon their homecoming from the Civil War era to the present.

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