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Bear With Us - Bear Stories of the Santa Cruz Mountains
Exhibition Dates: February 15 – October 18, 2015
Opening Reception: February 15, 2015 2-4pm

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.

History Lecture
Saturday March 28, 2015, 2-4pm

Inroads: The Coming of Railroads to the San Lorenzo Valley
by Bruce MacGregor

Santa Cruz County's largest watershed - the San Lorenzo River basin- had lured developers with the promise of a simple, low cost route to transport its wealth in timber products. In photographs and narrative, we'll tell the story of that development layer by layer, leading up to the coming of the railroad in the 1870s and Santa Cruz County's emergence as one of the largest industrial producers in the State.

Joins Us: Park Hall, 9400 Mill St, Ben Lomond, Map

Tickets: Members, Seniors (over 65), and Students (with ID) $20, General Public $25. Purchase tickets at the door.

Sponsored By: The Tyrolean Inn and Henflings

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