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COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to Santa Cruz County falling back into the purple tier the Faye G. Belardi Memorial Gallery in Felton, and the Grace Episcopal Gallery and Office in Boulder Creek are closed.


The San Lorenzo Valley Museum has partnered with the Ken Norris Center for Natural History at UC Santa Cruz to produce an exhibition about the diverse and changing faces of naturalists in Santa Cruz County.

The Look-Act-Inspire exhibition features the contributions of notable past and present naturalists, as well as envisioning the future naturalists of Santa Cruz County. A major display is devoted to the enormous contributions the late Fred McPherson made to our understanding and conservation of the San Lorenzo Valley watershed.

The exhibition also highlights contributions from Randall Morgan, Ken Moore, and many other contemporary naturalists who are currently managing and restoring landscapes, educating the public and younger generations, and advocating for conservation of the natural areas and species in our county. One display highlights the diverse young naturalists being trained at the Norris Center for Natural History.

The exhibition will be on display at the Museum’s Faye G. Belardi Gallery with COVID-19 precautions and reduced capacity, as soon as Santa Cruz County has moved out of the Purple Tier.

You can visit the online exhibition by clicking HERE.

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Please join us on March 7, 2021, 4pm Via Zoom for a riveting virtual discussion with Jessica Carver, who, as part of the Look, Act, Inspire exhibition, has read a majority of Fred's journals, and Fred's wife, Roberta McPherson, about how Fred's nature journaling evolved from a paper medium to a digital medium over the span of 50 years.
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This online exhibition celebrates the ingenuity of the people of the Santa Cruz Mountains through the patents they filed or the patented machinery they built here.


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