Project Fiesta: Building a Complete History of Old Spanish Days

Open July 7-October 16

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Beverly Jckson

Fall in love with the history of Old Spanish Days Fiesta as memories of the festival come to life with stories, vintage posters, costumes, historical photographs, film and artifacts that connect our community and celebrate our traditions.

Special thanks to:

Old Spanish Days

Eleanor Van Cott

Hidden Treasures

Staff Favorites From The Collection

Open now through October 16, 2016.

Santa Barbara Historical Hidden treasures

What do a lamp made out of seashells, a delicate hand-painted fan, a rifle from the 1850s, and a leather guitar case signed by Walt Disney have in common? These are just a few of the Museum's "hidden treasures" that have captivated our staff.

We invite you to experience some of our favorite pieces acquired since our founding in 1932. Our Museum is the foremost repository for Santa Barbara history and houses over 80,000 artifacts showcasing over 500 years of South Coast history, from the days of the Chumash into the 21st century. The exhibition demonstrates both the variety of our collection and the history of our community's generosity. And that's just the tip of the iceberg!

Exhibition sponsored by Eleanor Van Cott.

Exhibition Celebration
Thursday, April 5:30 pm