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The de Saisset Museum, a free museum of art and history located on campus, houses several permanent exhibitions that preserve our diverse cultural heritage in a sustainable and engaging manner. The California History Collection displays the history of the area from the pre-contact period and the founding of Mission Santa Clara through the Gold Rush and the early years of Santa Clara College.
The enthusiasm of so many dedicated individuals resulted in a substantial contribution to the Cultural Resources Management Program at SCU and deepened the appreciation of the priceless heritage site at Mission Santa Cruz.
Juxtaposed with the likes of today, tanning in the mid-1800s referred to something quite different and was, in fact, one of the earliest, successful manufacturing businesses in Santa Clara.
Every month, the Cultural Resources Management program will share their archaeological findings, connecting us with the natural and cultural history of Mission Santa Clara. Understanding the campus before it became the University we know today will serve educational and research purposes, as well as showcase the University's values in sustainable stewardship and community identity through a sense of place.