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 and socially distanced at  tables with wine and cheese.

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, REGISTER HERE

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SAVE THE DATE
Thursday, July 29
Location: Museum Courtyard

Viva la Fiesta!  Enjoy a lively and intimate Flamenco show under the stars in our beautiful courtyard with wine and tapas just in time to celebrate Old Spanish Days.

TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 10
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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 more details or to propose a topic or speaker, contact director@sbhistorical.org.