Find out how we became America’s Riviera! Celebrate the history of our community from the Chumash to the modern day with vibrant exhibitions and compelling programs, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown. Discover the glamorous film era, legendary Fiesta festival, and pioneering aviators who changed the world – and that’s just the twentieth century! COMING SOON: Sacred Art in the Age of Contact. Click here for more information.
Only The Oaks Remain: The Story of Tuna Canyon Detention Center and Displaced: The Detention & Internment of Santa Barbarans During WWII reveal the impact of internment on members of the Japanese, German and Italian communities in Santa Barbara - and are a powerful reminder of the value of history.