Capitola Museum

  • New for 2017

    Exhibition Poster

    "The Nature of Capitola"

    Our exhibition for 2017 will explore the beauty and history of Capitola's natural features.  "Capitola would not have been founded back in 1874 were it not for the wonderful beach," says Curator Frank Perry.  The beach will be just one of the many natural features in the exhibit, "I think there is a tendency for visitors and locals to focus on the beach, restaurants, and gift shops.  I hope this exhibition will encourage people to take note of the town's natural beauty as well and start noticing things that are often overlooked."

    The Museum will be closed January and February but will re-open March 4, noon to 4 p.m. with the new exhibition.

    In the meantime, enjoy some photos (below) from last year's 50th birthday party.

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    Museum Birthday Cake with Picture of Museum
    Red Mustang from 1966
    Display of Newspaper articles from 1966
    Speaker Carolyn Swift addresses crowd
    Council Member Stephanie Harlan with cake
    Children getting glitter tattoos
    Children coloring pictures inside the Museum
    Visitors peek through windows of historic cottage.
    Board President Niels Kisling
    Mayor Ed Bottorff
    Former Director Carolyn Swift
    Crowd at Birthday Party