Anthropology students helped excavate the Cardiff Shed site.

Become a Friend of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District!

Benefits of Membership

Friends will be invited for inside-the-fences tours of the district and other special events, and an annual Friends reception with the UCSC Chancellor, and will have the opportunity to volunteer on exciting restoration projects or to be a docent for historic district tours. Your membership or donation will help to restore and preserve and interpret our historic buildings. Get in on the ground floor!

Members also receive:

  • Invitations to special tours and events.
  • Newsletter (published each Spring and Fall).
  • Opportunities to volunteer.
  • The satisfaction of helping preserve an important part of California history.

Ways to Join


To join or make a gift online, click here.

By Mail

Print the form below, fill it out, and mail it with your check to:

Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District
Mail Stop PPDO
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

  • Please make your check payable to UCSC Foundation.
  • Be sure to note "Friends of the Lime Works" on your check.

Membership Form

Note: Please make checks payable to the UCSC Foundation/Friends of Cowell Lime Works. For payment by credit card, please include the following:

Mastercard/Visa (circle) Card # __________________________ Expiration date __________

Signature _________________________ Your membership donation is tax deductible.

  • Name ___________________________________________
  • Address _________________________________________
  • City _____________________________________________
  • State ______ Zip__________Phone ___________________
  • Email address_____________________________________

Membership Category (select one)

Individual/Family Memberships
  • $25 - Quarry Worker
  • $50 - Wood Chopper
  • $100 and up - Cooper
  • $250 and up - Kiln Worker
  • $500 and up - Teamster
  • $1,000 and up - Superintendent
Business Memberships
  • $100 and up - Quarry Circle
  • $250 and up - Kiln Circle
  • $500 and up - Ox Team Circle
  • $1,000 and up - Industrial Entrepreneur Circle

Please identify interests:

  • Carpentry
  • Historic restoration
  • Structural engineering
  • Fundraising
  • Construction cost estimating
  • Have access to construction equipment
  • Tours and special event
  • Graphics skills
  • Web page
  • History buff
  • I want to do whatever I can to save our history