QUAKE! Santa Barbara Remembers the 1925 Earthquake

May 7 - July 5

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Earthquake exhibit

Quake! The 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake - Exhibition Opening May 7

4:30 pm, Member Preview

5-8pm, First Thursday Opening

6pm, Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Puppet Show For Children.
Complimentary admission.

Boom! At the dawn of June 29, 1925, our city shook with a 6.3 earthquake leaving much of downtown destroyed or heavily damaged.

Out of the rubble a new Santa Barbara would arise with the headline, "Spanish Architecture to Rise from Ruins".

Quake! The 1925 Santa Barbara Earthquake - Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Puppet Show For Children

May 16, 10:30 am Free

Lecture - Santa Barbara Earthquake

May 28, 5:30 pm

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Neal Graffy

Neal Graffy will illuminate the Museum's Earthquake exhibit and introduce his latest book about the 1925 quake that changed our city (and style!) forever.

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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

First Thursday/Opening

June 4 - August 31

Join us for a reception during First Thursday to open Ray Strong: Views of Santa Barbara County.

Lecture & Reception

June 11, 5:30 pm

Illuminate the exhibition and the life of Ray Strong, with a presentation by the following:
Arturo Tello - co-founder of the OAK Group, Michael Drury -"adopted son" of the artist, Marlene Miller - a gallery owner who represented his work, and Jeremy Tessmer - editor of the upcoming Ray Strong publication.

La Fiesta del Museo

July 18

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Fiesta



July 18 - September 15

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Project Fiedsta

Experience the pageantry and fashion of Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara's most cherished cultural festival for over 90 years.

Featuring vintage posters, restored costumes, artifacts and historical photos that connects our community and celebrates our traditions.

James Osborne & Mary Craig

Fall, TBD

Santa Barbara Historical El Paseo

James Osborne Craig and his wife, Mary McLaughin Craig, are two of the most significant architects of Santa Barbara.

James Osborne designed the landmark El Paseo and Mary went on to design landmarks like Plaza Rubio opposite the Santa Barbara Mission.

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