Museum Events


History at your Home!
Join us for these free Zoom talks about local history.  Presentations are streamed on Facebook Live and recorded.

History Happy Hour at the Museum
Join us for lively talks about local history held outdoors in our courtyard (with wine!).

Watch past talks on TVSB or online HERE.

 

Take a Hike, Save the World

Exhibition Opening

Thursday, May 26

Be inspired to enjoy Santa Barbara County’s trails and public lands. Through historic photographs and fine art, discover our most scenic trails which have been traveled over the centuries and inspire you to ensure they are preserved for generations to come.

The Museum is a proud participant of The Environmental Alliance of Santa Barbara County Museums, a collective that seeks to raise awareness of environmental issues through the theme of Impact: Climate Change and the Urgency of Now.

 

RSVP

1st Thursday

Join us for wine & music after hours

Thursday, June 2
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Museum

Visit our latest pop-up exhibition!  In conjunction with Huguette Marcelle Clark: A Portrait of the Artist, the Bellosguardo Foundation will share an intimate collection of Mrs. Clark's Old Spanish Days Fiesta attire.  Plus, visit our signature exhibitions, The Story of Santa Barbara and the Edward Borein Gallery.

 

1st Street

1st Thursday

Join us for wine & music after hours

Thursday, July 7
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Museum

Visit our latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! A History of Old Spanish Days Fiesta.  Plus, visit our exhibition, Take a Hike, Save the World, and our signature exhibitions, The Story of Santa Barbara and the Edward Borein Gallery.

 

1st Street

La Fiesta del Museo

Save the Date

Saturday, July 23
5:30 pm
Location:  Museum Courtyards

Get ready for the party of the season!

 

Save the date! To learn about being a sponsor, contact membership@sbhistorical.org.
Museo F61A9484

 


 

Current Exhibitions

Huguette Marcelle Clark

A PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST

Experience the first exhibition of Huguette Clark's artwork since the early 1930s.  Trained by renowned portraitist Tadé Styka, Mrs. Clark built a deep body of work throughout her long life. This exhibition reveals that work to the public for the first time in almost one hundred years.

Mrs. Clark painted throughout her time in Santa Barbara, both at her summer home at her estate, Bellosguardo and also at Meridian Studios adjacent to the Historical Museum.

Extended through June 26, 2022
Presented in collaboration with the Bellosguardo Foundation

A self-portrait by Huguette Clark.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Take a Hike, Save the World

A SPECIAL EXHIBITION INSPIRING YOU TO GET OUTDOORS

This exhibition will inspire you to enjoy Santa Barbara County’s trails and public lands.  Through historic photographs and fine art, visitors will discover how Santa Barbara’s most scenic trails have been traveled over the centuries and how to ensure they are preserved for generations to come.  Visitors can also share their favorite hiking spots around our fine city!

Opens May 26, 2022

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