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Living History Farm

The Agricultural History Project, located at Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds, received a $10,500 grant award from the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County to conduct a feasibility study of our community’s interest in a Living History Farm. The results from both the focus groups and the community survey indicate a strong interest in a living history Farm. We’ve decided to take on this project in phases. Our first step is to establish year-round vegetable garden spaces on our facility.

If you’re interested in being on the Living History Farm committee, contact our office at (831) 724-5898 or email the office at

Preferences for activities to be featured and offered are:

1. Educational programs for children and youth

2. Demonstartions of historical farming and ranching activities

3. Hands on interactive experiences

The feasibility study consisted of two parts: Focus Groups & Community Surveying. Community participants will help identify how AHP can collaborate with other organizations, and a community-wide survey through a digital marketing campaign.

See the full feasibility report here: Final Report

What is a Living History Farm?
A living history farm is an interactive outdoor museum which educates, entertains and connects people to real life experiences on a farm/ranch. Real life animals and crops would live and grow on the farm and provide the public a chance to participate in what life was like during a particular time in history. Interpreters demonstrate everyday chores, household tasks, and cooking without a grocery store around the corner.




Agricultural History Project
Center & Museum

2601 East Lake Avenue
Watsonville, California 95076

Open EVERY 2nd Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for Second Saturday on the Farm

Tuesday - Saturday by Appointment Only
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Call (831) 724-5898 or (831) 566-2817

Group tours may be arranged in advance by appointment.

Facilities are handicapped accessible.

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and major holidays.