Designing America

Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S. October 20 – April 2, 2017 Set amidst the beautiful Spanish architecture of … READ MORE

Gledhill Library

Gledhill Library About Our Library The Gledhill Library is a research, non-circulating collection open to the public.  Our varied materials … READ MORE

Historic Homes

Tours of the Fernald Mansion are offered Saturdays at 11am by advance reservation.  Call the Museum to schedule yours today. … READ MORE

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

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