Since 1955, readers have enjoyed exploring the rich heritage of Santa Barbara County through the pages of the Museum’s journal, … READ MORE

Gledhill Library

Gledhill Library VisitThe Gledhill Library is open.   Researchers are encouraged to contact for assistance. Appointments can be made HERE. … READ MORE


In 1932, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum was founded by civic leaders and members of the community intent on preserving … READ MORE

De la Guerra Family

Spanish native Don José de la Guerra y Noriega (1779-1858) was the founding patriarch of the family in this country. … READ MORE

Missions of Will Sparks

The popular exhibition revealed an interesting history of the missions, drastically different from the preserved churches, protected landmarks and museums … READ MORE