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Special Events and Tours

A bright sunny day with people gathered in front of Old Mission Santa Barbara's main towers in the back left.
A group of people stand posing for a photo in a room full of paintings.
A group of 3 people stand speaking to a Friar outside on a stone walkway.

Upcoming events:

Creating Connections Lecture Series
June 22, 2024 at 10am
Speaker: Joe Schwab, OFM; President, Old Mission Santa Barbara
“The Land, The Friars, The Chumash and Cieneguitas: Connecting the Dots”

Find out how arson, murder, and legal manipulations combined to wrest land away from Chumash Indians, who had lived near the Old Mission Santa Barbara for thousands of years, while Franciscan friars had spent decades defending Chumash ownership rights. Join us to hear the story and think about what it means.
To RSVP and purchase tickets, click here. 
Location: Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library | Free parking on site
Cost: $5 for the public, Free for Friends of SBMAL | RSVP Required
Fall 2024 speaker and details to be announced soon.

POSTPONED: Summer Open House

New Date to be Announced Later This Summer. 
Join us at SBMAL to meet our Executive Director, Jack Clark Robinson, OFM and to see several artifacts, books, and artwork from our collection. 
Free to attend | No RSVP required | Free parking on site

SBMAL is open to researchers by appointment only.
NEW HOURS for 2024! Research hours are now available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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