Lime Kilns

Dear Silver Slugs

Please join us for an informative walking tour of the historic lime kilns on campus led by Frank Perry.

Frank Perry is a UCSC graduate and has worked in the museum field for some 40 years. In 2007 he co-authored the book, "Lime Kiln Legacies: The History of the Lime Industry in Santa Cruz County." For the past ten years he has served as president of the Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District. He helped organize the first ever Conference on Lime and Lime Kilns in California History and two Santa Cruz County History Fairs. He presently serves as curator of the Capitola Historical Museum.
About the tour. Frank will lead us on a leisurely loop through the Historic District, exploring the pre-UCSC history of the site. We'll learn about the historic buildings and kilns, how lime was made, and why it was important. Frank will be sharing lots of historic photos and lots of entertaining stories he has collected through interviews with descendants of the lime workers. Even people very familiar with the campus are sure to learn something new. 
Date:   May 19, 2018
Time:  10AM-12Noon  
Cost:  None but a $5.00 donation to Friends of the Cowell Lime Works Historic District is suggested (payable in cash at check-in)
Capacity : 30

Meet at the Barn Theater parking lot. It is mostly level, but there is one gradual hill. There are no restrooms.