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In 1910, the Wapple House Museum was still under construction, but was ultimately finished at a cost of $5,888.
Civil War Days
September 17 - 18 - 19
Since 1977, the International Council of Museums has organized International Museum Day to raise awareness about the fact that, "Museums are an important means of cultural exchanges, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation, and peace among peoples." Although the day is May 18, 2021, we will celebrate all month long!
MUSEUM IS OPEN AGAIN
With that said, the Wapple House Museum will open, after a year of being closed due to COVID, is open again on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Join us for a trip down memory lane, and if you are new to the community, learn the history of our County and the people who settled here.
RESEARCH ROOM OPENING IN JUNE
The Research Room will open to the public the second Monday of the month beginning June, 7, 2021---BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please visit our Research Room pages for more information.
VISITOR CENTER HISTORICAL PARK
The Visitor Center at the Historical Park is now open on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Check out our Historical Park pages for more information.
All COVID restrictions will be followed and we will be prepared with lots of hand sanitizer, so get out of the house and enjoy the day discovering what's here in your own backyard.
AND DON'T FORGET---Our neighboring museums in Santa Cruz like the Pajaro Valley Historical Association housed in the Bockius-Orr House pictured at the left. For a complete list of museums, follow the link.