Stars, Snapshots and Chanel

Santa Barbara's social scene in the 70s & 80s by columnist Beverley Jackson

Opening Night Thursday, January 28, 5:30 pm

1970s and 1980s attire encouraged. ~ Free entry. RSVP required

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Beverly Jckson

Experience the 1970s and 1980s social scene on America's Riviera through high fashion and photographs by Beverley Jackson.

As the News-Press social columnist, Jackson made the rounds of Santa Barbara's most glittering events beginning in 1968. A talented photographer, she preserved our community's social whirl through her column "By The Way," which documented philanthropy- a driving force in our city. Her stories of celebrities, royalty, authors, artists and local personalities, as they came together to celebrate Santa Barbara, remind us that our city is a legend unto itself.

Erin Graffy de Garcia, Guest Curator
Missy DeYoung, Fundraising Committee Chair

Textiles of the Islamic World

Friday, February 12 at 5:30 pm
Free entry. Reservation required.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Islamic Textiles

Co-hosted by Art, Design & Architecture Museum

John Gillow, author, lecturer, traveler, and collector, has spent more than 40 years collecting the folk textiles of Asia and Africa. He has written a series of seminal books on World Textiles and the textiles of India, Indonesia and Africa.

He'll be talking about his latest book "Textiles of the Islamic World," published by Thames and Hudson.

Following the presentation, guests will be able to experience a handling session of antique textiles from Asia and Africa. Mr. Gillow is a resident of London and has most notably assembled textile collections for the British Museum.

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Remarkable Women of California

Thursday, March 10 at 5:30 pm
$20 Members/ $25 Guests. Reservation required.

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Holiday Party

Author Marilyn Brant Chandler DeYoung will introduce her new book about highlighting illustrious, talented and provocative women of the Golden State.

DeYoung has spent a lifetime developing friendships with many of these famous and not so famous women, and nearly thirty years capturing their stories.

Using historical references, personal interviews, as well as her own personal recollections, she has crafted an insider's view of these influential women's lives. Her vivid biographies and photos of the ladies give a distinct social history to the women's movement and the growth of California.

From philanthropists to athletes, performers and politician, entrepreneurs and educators, First Ladies and writers, Mrs. DeYoung uniquely brings eighty-two 19th and 20th century women to life in her exciting new publication. Reception following.

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