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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!

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Project Fiesta! The History of Old Spanish Days The pageantry of our community’s most cherished festival will come to life again with art, film, vintage posters, restored costumes, and historical photographs.

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A NEW PERMANENT EXHIBIT

Edward Borein Gallery   Visit the newly opened expansion of the Museum dedicated Edward Borein, one of the most important interpreters of the American West.  

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VISIT THE HISTORIC HOMES

After an exquisite restoration visitors are invited to experience the Fernald Mansion, one of the most significant homes in Santa Barbara history.  Contact the Museum and book your tour!

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Missions In Watercolor - In the late 1800s, painter Edwin Deakin documented the California missions as they were falling into ruin. His efforts had a profound impact on saving the beautiful edifices before they disappeared forever. 

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RELIEF EFFORTS

Art For 805: An Exhibition of Miniatures to Heal Our Community. Join the Museum in supporting a new exhibition to support Direct Relief and their work on behalf of victims of the recent fires and mudslides.

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VENUE RENTAL

Quintessential Santa Barbara style.  Celebrate your wedding or special occasion at this cultural landmark located in the heart the historic district. The romance of Spain is alive in our two private, interconnected courtyards and historic adobes.

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