Archaeology Internship

2014 Archaeology Internship Cowell Lime Kilns & Cooperage

In March, 2014, the Friends raised $3,000, through a crowd-funding campaign, to support an archaeological dig in the Cowell Lime Works Historic District. The dig was launched at the Hay Barn site at the beginning of the Spring Quarter.

You can follow the progress of the dig and its findings through photos and weekly reports by the participating students on the Friends' Facebook page.

Discover the History

Play buttonYouTube video thumbnailCowell Lime Works Historic District

A history and tour of the Historic District at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Lime was manufactured here in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

The District includes four lime kilns, the cooperage (where barrels were made), the hay barn, cookhouse, limeworker cabins, Cardiff house, and many other historic structures. Continue...


Upcoming  Events

Crystals, Caves and Kilns Exhibit

Opening at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum on April 26 and running through November.

12547 State Route 9, Boulder Creek

Historical Walk From the Site of the Rincon Lime Kilns 

Sunday, October 5, 2014, 10am

Details are at

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The Cowell Lime Works Historic District needs your help with monetary donations and donations in kind to help restore the historic structures, or volunteer services to assist in reconstruction and interpretation of district history.

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