Conservation Efforts at Mission San Xavier del Bac

In March of 2021, the Patronato San Xavier began the second phase of work on the east tower of Mission San Xavier del Bac. The work on the east tower, which will take about a year, will involve the removal of most of the cement-based plaster on the exterior, which has...

Arrest Made in Mission San Gabriel Fire

UPDATE: After an eight-month investigation, authorities recently announced that an arrest has been made following the July 11, 2020 fire at Mission San Gabriel in California. The suspect has been charged with four felony counts including two arson related. Shock waves...

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas Living History Museum

El Rancho de Las Golondrinas Living History Museum in New Mexico is currently offering virtual lessons and demonstrations until they can welcome the public back. Learn about the history of the Camino Real, turquoise mining, Spanish Colonial traditions, technologies,...

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...