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.

 

1st Thursday

Join us after hours

Thursday, September 1
Open to the public  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Museum

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

 

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Montecito Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions

A Talk by Betsy J. Green

Wednesday, September 28
5:30 PM
Location:  Museum

Join us for a talk by historian Betsy Green as she introduces her new book about silent movies made one hundred years ago in our own backyard!

Save the date - tickets on sale soon!

 

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1st Thursday

Join us after hours

Thursday, October 5
Open to the public  5:00 - 7:00 PM
Location:  Museum

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

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Current Exhibitions

Project Fiesta! A History of Old Spanish Days

Visit our latest exhibition, an intimate installation of Old Spanish Days Fiesta history, which includes costumes, historic photos and ephemera from the 98 year festival history.

Open through September 11

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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 through November 2022.

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