The Story of Santa Barbara

Experience the Museum’s signature exhibit which traces our compelling history of “The American Riviera” from the days of the Chumash … READ MORE

Project Fiesta!

Through September 22 Join us for our latest installation of “Project Fiesta: A History of Old Spanish Days” In celebration … READ MORE

Saint Barbara Legend

According to tradition, Barbara lived in Asia Minor in the third century CE, daughter of a prominent Roman citizen. Converting … READ MORE

Spanish Settlement

The first Europeans to settle in this region were the Spanish with the founding of the Santa Barbara Presidio in … READ MORE

In The Saddle

In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West April 20 – September 3, 2017 Our visitors experienced … READ MORE