Aptos and the History of Manned Flight

Did you know that Aptos was host to a pioneering phase in aviation history? In 1903 a man named John Joseph Montgomery began flying his groundbreaking heavier-than-air glider around Aptos. This glider was the first vehicle of its kind to provide human-controlled sustained flight – before the Wright Brothers flew their plane at Kittyhawk. Craig […]

Learn about the Aptos Serial Killer

Many readers will probably have heard that Santa Cruz county was once known as the Murder Capital of the World. This notoriety was earned during the early 1970s when three serial killers were operating in Santa Cruz at roughly the same time. What a lot of Aptosians may not know, however, is that one of […]

Eat at Erik’s Deli Cafe and Support Aptos History!

If you are going to have lunch or dinner on Tuesday, June 28th, why not Eat at Erik’s Deli Cafe and Support Aptos History? The good folks at Erik’s Deli Cafe in Aptos will be raising funds for the Aptos History Museum. A portion of everyone’s meals that day will be contributed to the Aptos […]

Swing Into Spring Aptos History Museum Party

Get your Swing on! The Aptos History Museum 10th Anniversary Party will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM a the Best Western Seaclff Inn. The theme is Roaring 20’s, echoing the era when modern Aptos sprang to life. Tickets are $25 for museum members (and guests of members) and $30 […]

Aptos History Museum 10th Anniversary Party

The Aptos History Museum is planning to party hearty to celebrate its 10th birthday! The Aptos History Museum 10th Anniversary Party will be held on Sunday, May 15th from 3:00 PM until 5:30 PM a the Best Western Seaclff Inn. The theme will be Roaring 20’s, harkening back to the era when modern Aptos sprang […]

Coffee, Tee, and History: F.A. Hihn

Francis Augustus (“F.A.”) Hihn The Aptos History Museum is putting on event called “Coffee, Tea and History” about F.A. Hihn, one of the “founding fathers” as it were of Aptos and Santa Cruz. Hihn was Santa Cruz’s first self made millionaire. Among his many accomplishments, he built and ran the first Santa Cruz Railroad, and […]

Hideout for History

The good folks at the Aptos History Museum are teaming up with the newest Hot Spot in Aptos to bring you the Hideout for History! Technically the event is called “Dining for History” but given that the discussion will be about the history of the house that The Hideout occupies, Hideout for History seems apt. […]