SBTHP Creates New Digital Learning Center

Early Santa Barbara Virtual History Lessons produced by Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) staff and volunteers are now available on their website at https://www.sbthp.org/digitallessons. These fun and educational five-minute digital lessons provide...

Travels of the Santa Bárbara Presidio Chapel Bells

  Two particular Spanish colonial period bells from the Santa Bárbara Presidio Chapel have traveled many miles – about 11,000 miles, before they were finally returned to the chapel and installed in the newly rebuilt chapel bell tower in 2001. Where have these...

Kino Declared Venerable

                     Father Eusebio Francisco Kino is moving closer to sainthood. On July 13, 2020, Pope Francis approved the 17th-century Jesuit priest as Venerable – two steps away from sainthood, recognizing in the process Kino’s life of “heroic virtue.” In the...