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Connect With San Lorenzo River at 'Pop Up'

The San Lorenzo River winds through the heart of Santa Cruz, literally shaping its culture and history. But what does the river mean to you? What changes would you like to see made? Credit: Santa Cruz MAH.
The San Lorenzo River winds through the heart of Santa Cruz, literally shaping its culture and history. But what does the river mean to you? What changes would you like to see made? Credit: Santa Cruz MAH.
A San Lorenzo River themed "Pop Up Museum" is planned in San Lorenzo Park on Saturday, May 10 from 12 noon to 2 p.m., hosted by the Coastal Watershed Council, a leading organization of the San Lorenzo River Alliance, and the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History.
 
A Pop Up Museum is a temporary exhibit created by the people who show up to participate. It works by choosing a theme and location and inviting people to bring something on topic to share.

When attendees arrive, they write a label for their object and leave it on display. People share their objects and stories with each other. Pop Up Museums bring people together through stories, art and objects.
 
For Saturday’s San Lorenzo River themed Pop Up Museum attendees are encouraged to bring any item that connects them to the San Lorenzo River.

“We hope this San Lorenzo River Pop Up Museum encourages people to share their objects and stories about the San Lorenzo River and leave with a new connection to the river,” says Stewardship Coordinator Laurie Egan.
 
A featured item at the event will be the story of Go As a River, a media projection installation by UCSC graduate student Danielle Williamson that views the San Lorenzo River as a source of many histories.

This is a free, family friendly event. Attendees are encouraged to stop by any time between 12 and 2 pm.

Learn more about Pop Up Museums at popupmuseum.org.

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