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Historical Talk: Holidays Hippie Commune
October 3, 2015, 2-5pm

Holidays Hippie Commune

Join us for a close up and personal talk on the founding, evolution, and demise of the Ben Lomond Holidays Hippie Commune. With 60s hippies author Holly Harmon, local biologist Fred McPherson, and musician and song writer Eric Levin who will be playing the guitar and singing. Hollie will also be signing copies of her book "Inside a Hippie Commune."

Cost: Free, Donations Welcome

Join Us At: Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond, MAP

Exhibition: 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.

Red pearl Community Night

Community Night:
Oak tree Ristorante
October 27, 2015, 4-10

Please join us at Oak Tree Ristorante in Felton on October 27, 2015 from 4-10pm. Oak tree Ristorante will be donating a percentage of the day's receipts to benefit the Museum Thank you Oak Tree Ristorante. Visit or call (831) 335-5551.

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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.

War Comes Home


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