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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.

Joins Us: 12547, Highway 9, Boulder Creek, Map

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.

Historical Talk
Pogonip - Jewel of Santa Cruz
July 26, 2015, 3-5pm

Polo @ Pogonip

Explore Pogonip’s fascinating history with two local authors and historians, Joan Gilbert-Martin and Colleen McInerney-Meagher. They will describe its beginnings as a Native American site, follow it through the wild days of lime kilns and lumbering that made some rich, to it eventually becoming a world-class golf course, and the home of the only US Women’s Polo Association. It was both a country club for local society and an auto camp for visitors. It is a rich and, for many, an unknown story.

Admission free, $5.00 donation is appreciated

Join Us At: The Senior Center, Highlands Park, 8500 Highway 9, Ben Lomond, MAP

Sponsored by: Tablebases,com & Kaplan Chiropractic

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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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