Hidden Treasures – Staff Favorites

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from 1850, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common?  These are just a few of the Museum’s “hidden treasures” that have captivated our staff.

Our guests were invited to experience some of our favorite pieces collected since our founding in 1932.  Our Museum is the foremost repository for Santa Barbara history and houses over 80,000 artifacts showcasing over 450 years of South Coast history, from the days of the Chumash, into the 21st century.

The exhibition demonstrates both the variety of our collection and the history of our community’s generosity.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!