Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara's History Through its Public Art
(by Erin Graffy)

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Fiesta

Book lecture and signing
July 23, 11:00 am
Free/ Members
$10/ Guests

In celebration of our latest exhibition, Project Fiesta! Experience the pageantry, fashion and traditions of Santa Barbara's most cherished cultural festival.

Erin Graffy de Garcia, Guest Curator, uncovers the history behind Old Spanish Days Fiesta in a lecture based on her newest book, Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara's History Through its Public Art. She provides fascinating details and lavish illustration to highlight this exceptional Rancho era - one of the largest non-nomadic pastoral societies in history.

This Spanish Arcadia of early California was distinguished by expert horsemen, extraordinary
hospitality, exuberant living, and an exhilarating love of dance.

Walking Tour Old Spanish Days Public Art

Santa Barbara Historical Museum Fiesta

Saturday July 26, 9:30 am
Free/ Members
$5/ Guests

Erin Graffy de Garcia, Guest Curator, uncovers the history behind Old Spanish Days Fiesta in a lecture and walking tour based on her newest book, Old Spanish Days: Santa Barbara History through Public Art. She provides fascinating details and lavish illustration to highlight this exceptional Rancho-era - one of the largest non-nomadic pastoral societies in history. This Spanish Arcadia of early California was distinguished by expert horsemen, extraordinary hospitality, exuberant living, and an exhilarating love of dance.

Erin Graffy de Garcia is a popular lecturer, historian and author of more than 13 books and monographs on Santa Barbara history and culture, and is the guest curator for Project Fiesta!

Sponsored by Eleanor Van Cott, John C. Woodard, Santa Barbara Foundation & TVSB.

Limited space, reservations required