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Parades, Festivals and Fiestas: Santa Barbara Celebrates!

July 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Parades, Festivals and Fiestas: Santa Barbara Celebrates!
By Neal Graffy


Grab a glass of local wine or a summer cocktail and join us for this online talk in your living room.

In anticipation of Old Spanish Days Fiesta, Historian Neal Graffy will talk about how Santa Barbara loves to celebrate.  From the 1820 dedication of Mission Santa Barbara to the Flower Festivals (1890s) and the 1908 Great White Fleet, our city had quite a lot of practice by the first Old Spanish Days in 1924.

About the Speaker:

An accomplished author and ever-popular historian, he has written many monographs and books, including our signature book, Historic Santa Barbara.  In fact, he has MANY wonderful books for sale here at our Museum.  Active in the historical community, Neal has served as a board member of our Museum, as chairman of the Santa Barbara County Landmarks Commission, board member of the Mission Canyon Association, and president of the Santa Barbara Corral of Westerners.  He is a founding member E Clampus Vitus.


Registration is free but required.  The talk will also be streamed on Facebook Live.


July 22, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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