Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History

 


Museums in Monterey County have been ordered to close again. The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has forced museums around the region to reassess how they connect with their guests, even while their doors are shut.

 

Dylan Music

About one-third of Santa Cruz County’s population identifies as Latino, according to the latest Census Bureau figures. Yet there hasn’t been a single bookstore in the county that catered specifically to Spanish readers, until now.

Douglas McKnight

As the internet changes the way we find and view information, museums and libraries around the country are being forced to change how they serve their communities. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History is an example of that change. The century old museum has begun a renovation designed to appeal to a new generation more comfortable with technology than taxidermy.

Erika Mahoney

Santa Cruz is known for its free spirit and eclectic mix of people. Look no farther than the Evergreen Cemetery to see it’s a culture that dates back to the 1800s. After decades of sitting in disrepair, there’s renewed energy to restore the historic site.