In Spring Quarter 2013, the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District raised funds to support an archaeological dig in the Historic District. The Dig served as an internship for eight UCSC students and was a great experience for all involved. Building on this success, the Friends have launched a crowd funding campaign to raise $3,000 to provide tools, oversight and instruction for the 2014 Dig, which will begin in April. For more information or to support the project, please visit http://proj.at/1hum0eL
Discover the History
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...Watch»
Opening at the San Lorenzo Valley Museum on April 26 and running through November.
12547 State Route 9, Boulder Creek
Exhibit co-sponsored by the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District, San Lorenzo Valley Museum and the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Click here to view a short video
We need your help
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.
Please consider joining us!