Your yearly support is crucial to the success of the Museum so please act now and make your gift today to our Annual Fund!

We love Santa Barbara history!  Generous individuals like you can help sustain the Museum all year long.  We hope you will consider a year-end gift to further this cause.  Because of you, we’ve been able to serve our community in many ways:

  • Accessibility!  We welcome thousands of people of all ages to the Museum every year!
  • Family friendly!  This past summer we introduced our first children’s interactive exhibition, The Haunted Mirror.  We’re receiving rave reviews from parents, teachers and most importantly kids.
  • Personal!  From sharing memories through Project Fiesta!, to helping thousands of people explore their roots in our Gledhill Library, your history is alive and vibrant here.
  • Authentic!  Art, artifacts, costumes and more… Our original exhibitions invite exploration and research of our beautiful city.

History is the account of thing said and done in the past. In this sense, each of us has a history – an account of where we come from and how we got to be who we are. Communities, likewise, each have a history.   So too, do nations, families and human groups of every sort.

History serves is in many ways. It can inspire us with stories of exemplary lives or caution us with tales of human folly and wickedness. History can inform and educate us by providing the context and perspective that allow is to make thoughtful decisions about the future. And history has the power to delight and enrich us, enlarging and intensifying the experience of being alive.                                                                                                                                                                                            -AASLH