Collection Overview

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

1925 Earthquake

Boom! At dawn on June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or … 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