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Postponed: A Flood of Memories: Commemorating the Flood of ‘55
April 18, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
This event has been postponed due to COVID-19.
This year is the 65th anniversary of the Christmas Flood of 1955. This flood was a seminal moment in Santa Cruz City and County history. Lives were lost and businesses damaged. It led to the end of Santa Cruz’s last Chinatown, the development of the levee system, and the building of the Santa Cruz Courthouse and County Building. To honor this historic moment in Santa Cruz History, Dan Model will give a presentation at the downtown library on April 18th from 11 AM until 12:30 PM. This will include a short video chronicling the history of the flood, with special focus on it’s impact on downtown Santa Cruz. A panel presentation including local residents who experienced the flood telling their first hand accounts will follow. This event is free of charge. If you know of someone who experienced the Flood of ‘55 first hand and would like to share their experiences, please point them to this online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.
com/r/Flood_of_55. The results of this survey will become part of an archive at the Museum of Art and History in downtown Santa Cruz.