"Photos by Ravnos"
Our exhibition for 2016 showcases the life and work of photographer Ole Ravnos. Between 1907 and 1915 Ravnos operated the photo studio in Capitola and took many of Capitola's best images from the early 1900s. He documented the old hotel, beach, creek, trestle, wharf, and events just as the town came into its own as a summer seaside resort. Highlights of the display include some photographs never before exhibited. This is the first ever museum exhibition dedicated to the work of Ole Ravnos.
Museum Celebrates 50 Years
The Capitola Historical Museum celebrated its 50th birthday on Saturday, July 9. “This was a wonderful opportunity to look back at the first half century and acknowledge the many donors, volunteers, and others who have helped the Museum preserve our local history,” says Curator Frank Perry. There were outdoor displays, activities for kids, souvenirs, and refreshments. Speakers included Mayor Ed Bottorff, Board President Niels Kisling, and former director Carolyn Swift.
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