Since 1955, readers have enjoyed exploring the rich heritage of Santa Barbara County through the pages of the Museum’s journal, Noticias. From the era of the Native American Chumash to our own 21st century, the key issues, watershed events and colorful personalities of our community’s history come alive through vivid writing and vintage photography.

Some highlights from past issues:

  • The history of railroading in Santa Barbara County.
  • 150 Years of Santa Barbara art.
  • The adobes of Santa Barbara and Montecito.
  • The Flying A film studio.
  • The Channel Islands.
  • Biographies of notables such as Ellwood Cooper, W.W. Hollister, Charles Fernald.
  • The history of education in Santa Barbara.
  • The great earthquake of 1925.
  • Celebrations of the Botanic Garden, the Museum of Natural History, the Symphony.

The Adobes of Montecito