Museum Events, History Happy Hour & More!

 

History at your Home!
Join us for these free fun at-home talks about local history.  Talks are streamed on Facebook Live and recorded. Watch past talks HERE.


History Happy Hour at the Museum!
Join us as we also begin lectures back at the Museum.  Seating will be in our lovely courtyard with wine and cheese.

Project Fiesta: A History of Old Spanish Days Opening

Wednesday, July 14
5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Museum Gallery & Courtyard

Join us for a celebratory opening of our signature exhibition, Project Fiesta: A History of Old Spanish Days which celebrates the pageantry, costume, and traditions of our city’s most cherished cultural festival through the Museum's incredible collection of posters, clothing, ephemera, film, oral history, photos and more.  Our 2021 installation is dedicated to El Desfile Histórico, The Historical Parade.

Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Investec, First Republic Bank, & American Riviera Bank

RESERVATION REQUIRED, CLICK HERE

Old Spanish Days Fiesta Poster Art

By Erin Graffy
Wednesday, July 21
5:00 pm
Location:  ZOOM

Viva la Fiesta!  Among the traditions of Old Spanish Days Fiesta dating back to the first celebration in 1924 is that of the annual poster.  Year after year the Fiesta poster has announced the upcoming festivities with images of music, dance, parades, and gaiety, many of them designed by prominent local artists.  Join historian Erin Graffy as she delves into the development and heritage of the Fiesta posters and the stories behind them.

Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Investec, First Republic Bank, & American Riviera Bank

REGISTER HERE FOR ONLINE TALK

Old Spanish Days Fiesta Poster Art

By Erin Graffy
Thursday, July 22
5:30 pm
Location: Museum Courtyard

Viva la Fiesta!  Among the traditions of Old Spanish Days Fiesta dating back to the first celebration in 1924 is that of the annual poster.  Year after year the Fiesta poster has announced the upcoming festivities with images of music, dance, parades, and gaiety, many of them designed by prominent local artists.  Join historian Erin Graffy as she delves into the development and heritage of the Fiesta posters and the stories behind them.

Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Investec, First Republic Bank, & American Riviera Bank

RESERVATION REQUIRED, CLICK HERE

Tablao Museo

Thursday, July 29
7PM  Welcome Reception, 8PM Flamenco Show
Location: Museum Courtyard

Experience the magic of Andalucia as you enjoy a lively, yet intimate Flamenco show under the stars in our beautiful courtyard.

Musicians and dancers from Santa Barbara to Spain will share their passion for this traditional art form, including Manuel Gutierrez, Gerardo Morales, Andres Vadin, Timo Nuñez, Maria "LA Chacha" Bermudez, Talia Ortega Vestal and local dance company, Flamenco Santa Barbara.

Guests will be welcomed to a reception with tacos and margaritas as we also celebrate Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

Special thanks to Flamenco Santa Barbara.    Sponsored by Montecito Bank & Trust, Investec, Bella Vista Designs, American Riviera Bank, Community First Bank, First Republic Bank and Tour Spain.

We are sorry but this event is sold out.  To be added to a waiting list contact director@sbhistorical.org.

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Project Fiesta! A History of Old Spanish Days

A SPECIAL EXHIBITION

Our latest installation, highlighting the El Desfile de Historico (historical parade) will celebrate the pageantry and traditions of our city’s most cherished cultural festival event.  Always a popular theme, our exhibition is a chance to share the Museum's incredible collection of posters, clothing, ephemera, historic film footage, oral history, photos and more.

The exhibition will be open June 30 – August 28, 2021.

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Registration is required for all events this summer.  For more details or to propose a topic or speaker, contact director@sbhistorical.org.