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SBHM and the Santa Barbara Film Festival

In honor of the Santa Barbara Film Festival we remind you of the roots of the illustrious film industry here Santa Barbara, California – The Flying A Studios! 23 more words

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January 21 is #MuseumSelfie Day

Wednesday January 21 is an unofficial holiday, #MuseumSelfie Day. This event is a fun and lighthearted way to celebrate your favorite museum, which of course… 74 more words


Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Presidio Neighborhood

Check out the brand new Presidio Neighborhood website, which highlights the wonderful historical neighborhood SBHM is privileged to be a part of!


The Southern Pacific Railroad in SB: The First 55 Years

Join us for a lecture to illuminate our latest exhibition, Vintage Toys & Trains! Model train engineers Ken Kelley and Bruce Morden explore the impact of the Southern Pacific Railroad on our city from its arrival in 1887, to its participation in the WWII efforts, along with tourism, realignment and connection of the current depot.

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History Happy Hour

“Flying A Film History” , Margerum Tasting Room, Wed. January 14 at 5:00

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is pleased to announce the very first of our new series of talks, entitled “History Happy Hour.”  The fun and educational lectures will be held in wine tasting rooms beginning with the iconic El Paseo of downtown Santa Barbara, and are generously sponsored by the Santa Barbara Arts Commission.   139 more words

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Model of SB during the 1920s-1940s

SBHM has the pleasure of hosting a static display of “Santa Barbara Station Diorama” during the WW-II time period alongside a model train exhibit. The official opening was December 4th and will be displayed until late February at the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. 17 more words

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SBHM in the Tournament of Roses Parade!

The Museum was pleased to play a part in the Old Spanish Days Fiesta entry in the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade. The equestrian display recreates one of the most famous weddings in California history, the wedding of Anita de la Guerra of Santa Barbara to Boston hides trader Alfred Robinson (chronicled in Richard Henry Dana’s book “Two Years Before the Mast”). 37 more words

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