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...

La Expedición de Anza, 1775

The Anza Society’s accessible park trail project in Tucson has a new name – “La Expedición de Anza, 1775 (LEA).” This outdoor cultural history park depicts the life of a group of 240 people who passed through Tucson in 1775 on their way to California, where they...

BCA Spain Tour 2020

CANCELLED: The Border Community Alliance is offering this special trip to Basque country and Northern Spain in late May/early June 2020. For more information contact info@bordercommunityalliance.org or (520) 398-3229. The Basque Connection & Spain’s Northern...

SMRC’s “Northern California Missions Tour”

        POSTPONED UNTIL 2021: Join us for a 4-day tour of seven missions and one presidio established during the 1700s and early 1800s in Northern California. We will visit the beautiful missions of Santa Clara de Asís, San Juan Bautista, San Carlos Borromeo de...