History is AWESOME
We invite teachers, parents and ESPECIALLY kids to enjoy our at-home activities. Below are some activities appropriate for kids K-6th grade. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
A portrait is a painting, drawing, photograph, or engraving of a person, especially one depicting only the face or head and shoulders. The Museum's collection of thousands of portraits are a visual record of those who made Santa Barbara history in both large ways and small.
Explore our online collection. Search our online database and choose your favorite! Click HERE.
Print the worksheet HERE. Answer the questions about your favorite piece and color in the frame.
History Clues: Cool Worksheets
We miss you at the Museum. We've devised a few fun worksheet for you. Make sure to to bring them for free admission for your family once we reopen.
Crossword Puzzle: Take a chance on our crossword about Santa Barbara history from the native Chumash inhabitants to the historic places to experience. Download the sheet HERE. Download the answer key HERE.
Lesson: Chumash or Spanish?
Did you know that the Chumash were the first to live in Santa Barbara? Journey back to the arrival of the Spanish and find out more about what life was like back then. Our docent, Anne Luna, will be your guide.
Print this sheet where you will guess which animals or objects were being "used by the Chumash" or "arrived later by the Spanish." Click HERE.
Watch the virtual lesson by docent Anne Luna and check your answers. Click HERE.
Print the worksheet. As you imagine yourself jumping into the scene, answer the questions and color in the frame. Click HERE.
Your Story, Our History
We are living through an extraordinary moment in history with COVID-19.
Since our founding in 1932, the Museum has attested to the power of personal stories through our collection of diaries, letters, scrapbooks, and oral histories. We invite you (and your parents) to help us document this time of crisis by telling your stories. Like you we are anxious for life to return to normal, but we never want to forget this experience.
Gather your thoughts and perhaps a photo, drawing or letter you would like to share. The questionnaire is HERE.