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Building a Complete History - July 19 - October 11, 2015
In 1924, Mayor Charles M. Andrea declared fiesta week "one of festival and gaiety, during which period, which shall be known as 'Old Spanish Days,' the spirit of old Santa Barbara shall be lived again and again and the new Santa Barbara shall give way to the traditions of the city's founders", a time of homecoming for former residents and one of hospitality for guests.
In celebration of the 91st year of Old Spanish Days in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Historical Museum invites the community to our spectacular exhibition, Project Fiesta! Discover the origins and experience the pageantry, fashion and traditions of this most cherished cultural festival through displays of beautiful restored costumes, posters, artwork, artifacts and historical photos.
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Free docent-led tours of Project Fiesta
Weds, August 5- Saturday, August 8 2-4pm
Sponsored by: John Woodward, TVSB, Santa Barbara News-Press, Santa Barbara Independent, COX
June 4 - August 31
In a community-wide celebration, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum will explore the work of artist Ray Strong (1905-2006). As a founding member of the Oak Group, Strong influenced an entire generation of landscape painters in Santa Barbara County.
Exhibition sponsored by Marlene & Warren Miller, John C. Woodward, Dorothy & Ashleigh Brilliant and Louise Clark & John Carbon