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San Lorenzo Valley Museum

Organization Mission

Our mission is to preserve and share the history of the San Lorenzo Valley.

The Museum operates two galleries, in Felton and Boulder Creek. All programming is free: entrance to the Museum galleries, historical talks and walks, access to the archives and reference library, and events (except for fundraisers). Both locations host permanent and temporary exhibitions each year, in addition we host offsite exhibitions such as our contemporary art exhibition at the Santa Cruz County Government Center.

The Big Idea 2023:
Museum Your Way

The San Lorenzo Valley Museum launched our site on the Google Arts & Culture platform this year. 150 artifacts from the Museum’s collection that are rarely on exhibition were digitized to make them accessible to audiences globally. Documents from the collection were fully scanned and made available for researchers through the Amazon S3 platform.

For 2023, our big idea is to expand the ways that the Museum’s collection can be experienced, including increased offsite in-person experiences and exhibitions in collaboration with community partners; increased online resources such as exhibitions, artifacts, photographs, and archives though platforms such as Google Arts & Culture, YouTube, and Flickr to be linked through the Museum’s website; and expanded online resources for parents and teachers.

Costs associated with the project include materials, platform related expenses, honoraria, and video production costs.

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Julie Sanders, Parent