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.  Open through November 12

PROJECT FIESTA!

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Project Fiesta, A History of Old Spanish Days  Explore the history of our city's most cherished cultural festival through photographs, posters, costumes, and more.  Now open through September 11.

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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GET INVOLVED

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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