We love Santa Barbara History and want to share it with you.
Experience the history of America's Riviera from our earliest residents, the Chumash,
to the Silent Film Era, to the founding of Fiesta, and everything in between!

TAKE A HIKE, SAVE THE WORLD

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Take a Hike, Save the World  Join us for this exhibition that will inspire you to appreciate and preserve our local trails and public lands.  Opens May 26

HUGUETTE MARCELLE CLARK

A self-portrait by Huguette Clark.

A Portrait of the Artist  The storied heiress was a student of renowned portraitist Tadé Styka.  On loan from Bellosguardo, her work has not been exhibited since 1931.  Now open through June 26.

EVENT VENUE

Quintessential Santa Barbara. Celebrate your special occasion at this cultural landmark located in the heart the historic district.   Find out why we were voted #1 Wedding Venue!

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Are you a Member? Join our community of history enthusiasts!  Support the Museum and be the first to know about exhibitions, events and much more!

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MUSEUM EVENTS & ONLINE TALKS

Check out our History Happy Hour schedule!   We host a popular series of talks currently held via Zoom or in person, outdoors in our lovely courtyard.

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SHOP THE MUSEUM

Support us by shopping onsite at the Museum Store or online for great gifts, books, posters and more!

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