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July Activities

Hides and Tallow at the Santa Cruz Mission

Saturday, July 2nd  at 1:00 pm

Come and see how Mission Santa Cruz participated in a world economy back in the early 1800’s. We will look at some of the major products of the mission; leather and tallow, and demonstrate how they were used. You will see how a branding iron works and get to make your own candle. The event is FREE.  Rain Cancels.

Thursday, July 7th at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Luck and strategy determine the success…or failure … of your mission’s goals. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849.

Guided Adobe Tour at the Santa Cruz Mission

Saturday, July 9th at 1:00 PM

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. Tours are conducted rain or shine.

Junior Rangers – Mission Life: Art of the Missions 
Thursday, July 14th at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Learn about the designs and symbols used in Mission churches, and create your own wall! Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849.

Archeology Demonstration

Saturday, July 16th at 1:00 pm

How do artifacts give us clues to the past? Follow the archeological process from the dig to the display, and participate in hands-on activities to discover the stories told by the artifacts. Presented in collaboration with the Santa Cruz Archeological Society. This event is FREE. Rain Cancels.

Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Learn parts of a ship and you’re your knot skills. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849.

Drop In Family Craft – Candle Dipping at the Santa Cruz Mission
Saturday, July 23rd , 1:00-3:30pm
Enjoy an informal afternoon at this hidden jewel near downtown Santa Cruz. You can hand-dip a wax candle in our garden courtyard. The event is FREE.  Rain Cancels.

Junior Rangers – Whalers & Sailors At the Santa Cruz Mission
Thursday, July 28rd at 11:00 am– 12:15 pm
Junior Rangers is a statewide program for 7 – 12 year olds. Practice the American art of scrimshaw and taste hardtack. Space is limited. Register by calling 831 425-5849.

Guided Adobe Tour at the Santa Cruz Mission

Saturday, July 30th at 1:00 PM

Join us at the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park for a guided tour of the oldest building in Santa Cruz. Come learn about the many families who have called this 180-year-old mission adobe their home. Tours are conducted rain or shine.

 

Mission Building Game

Saturday, July 30th at 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Gather round the table and play a board game set in the 18th century. Spend Spanish real coins and roll the sheep’s knucklebone to determine the fate of your mission. Geared for ages 8 and older.  The event is FREE. Rain or shine.