Project Fiesta!

Santa Barbara Historical Museum earhtquake exhibit

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

Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County

June 4 - August 31

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Holiday Party

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