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Contents The Mission of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum is to be a repository, interpreter and communicator of the rich history of the Santa Barbara region. Through exhibitions, scholarship, educational programs and preservation of the region’s material culture, we connect people of all backgrounds to historically important ideas, people and objects.

2017 At-a-glance

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One New Gallery 30,000 Visitors 5,669 Lecture & Program Attendees 1,800 Students 55 Blissful Weddings A Great Year!

The Year in Review ......................................................... 4–5 The Edward Borein Gallery .......................................... 6–7 2017 Exhibitions ............................................................ 8–9 Education & Community Impact .............................10–11 Research & Publications ............................................ 12-13 An Exquisite Collection .............................................14–15 The Fernald Mansion .................................................16–17 Giving ..........................................................................18–19 Treasurer’s Report ......................................................20–21 Our Team ....................................................................22–23

In collaboration with the Santa Barbara Educators Roundtable the Museum hosts a Teachers Night Out event on a warm summer evening.

The Year in Review

Mayor Helene Schneider presents a proclamation in celebration of the opening of the Edward Borein Gallery.

I am so pleased to have been able to serve as Board President, in what I feel was a banner year for the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. After years of planning, we opened the Edward Borein Gallery, devoted to one of the finest artists of the American West. We are very proud to be able to present this artist on a permanent basis to our audience. The public face of the Museum is its exhibitions and in 2017 we presented two collaborative exhibits. The first was In the Saddle, a history of the South Coast’s equestrian traditions. Next came Sacred Art in the Age of Contact, examining the modes of assimilation and conflict between the Chumash and Spanish colonists. We also founded a Costume Council, dedicated to preserving and sharing with the public one of the finest costume collections west of the Mississippi.

Patron Joan Jackson at the opening celebration of the Edward Borein Gallery.

Through our exhibits, educational programming, special events and lectures, and publications we reach out to over 30,000 students, researchers and visitors a year. This is the history of our community, a history that our museum, your museum, is dedicated to preserving. It is a rich heritage, a heritage that grows day by day and I hope that you will join me, along with the Board, staff and volunteers to continue that mission. Thank you for your support.

Sharon Bradford President


The Edward Borein Gallery More than ten years of planning and preparation came to fruition in May with the gala opening of the permanent Edward Borein Gallery devoted to the art and life of one of the most highly regarded artists of the American West. Marlene Miller, Curator of the Edward Borein Collection, who is recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the artist, presided over the ribbon cutting which officially opened the gallery. The City of Santa Barbara recognized May 19, 2017, as Edward Borein Day.

Marlene and Warren Miller at the opening ceremony

The third room of the Edward Borein Gallery

Borein, who called Santa Barbara home for the last 24 years of his life, spent much of his younger years working as a ranch hand in California, the Southwest and Mexico. He was able to transfer this first-hand knowledge directly to his artwork and thus is regarded as one of the most important artists portraying the American West. Two rooms of the Edward Borein Gallery display works from the Museum’s extensive collection and are permanent. Oils, watercolors, artifacts, memorabilia, and other items tell Borein’s personal story – a raconteur, friend to major figures in the art and entertainment worlds, and an important figure in the cultural life of Santa Barbara. The first room (Rotating Gallery) is reserved for works from the Museum collection as well as works from collectors and outside museums and is changed every few months.

The dream of building the Edward Borein gallery was made possible by the dedication of Marlene and Warren Miller, who led the effort from fundraising to the final details. Both Marlene and Warren have served in many capacities at the Museum, including as presidents of the Board of Trustees. Over the years their service to the organization — and to the cause of Santa Barbara history — is invaluable.

The Edward Borein Gallery will be a lasting testament to this most important interpreter of the American West and is a major milestone for the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Interview with Marlene Miller, Curator, Edward Borein Collection What do you admire most about Edward Borein?

What is your favorite part of this exhibition?

The fact that he never took artist’s license. As he stated himself, “I will only leave an accurate history of the West, nothing else but that. If anything isn’t authentic or just right, I won’t put it in any of my work.”

My favorite part of the exhibition is the third gallery which shows Borein’s time line and the wall with the photographs. To me, they bring Borein to life from childhood to his passing and all that happened in between. It shows who he was, a great artist and a beloved member of the Santa Barbara community.

What are you hoping to achieve with this new permanent gallery? It is my hope that the Edward Borein Gallery will attract visitors and enthusiasts to further study Edward Borein’s work. I am also hoping that collectors with major Borein works will help expand the Museum collection and consider the Santa Barbara Historical Museum the premier repository for the safeguard of these outstanding works for future generations. We gratefully acknowledge the generosity of donors to The Edward Borein Gallery Founders Sharon & David Bradford Marlene & Warren Miller Sheri & Jack Overall Mary Louise Riley in honor of Kenneth W. Riley Anne & Michael Towbes Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Eleanor Van Cott WWW Foundation Marie & Steve Will Sustainers Terry Bartlett & Randall Fox George L. Burtness William S. Burtness The Lee & Juliet Folger Fund The Ann Jackson Family Foundation The JEC Foundation Power Lead Trust Fund Teresa W. Siebert in honor of her mother, Beatrice Oreña Guilfoil John C. Woodward & the Woodward Fund Supporters Leo and Carolyn Acquistapace Rebecca & Peter Adams Helene & Jerry Beaver Mary & John Blair Virginia & Timothy Bliss Louise Clarke & John Carbon The Foundation of the Family of C.M. and Edna Payton Cotton Kay & Richard Glenn Astrid & Lawrence Hammett James Main Fine Art Sally & David Martin Kristin & William Reynolds Sybil Rosen Leslie & Frank Schipper and Frank Schipper Construction Company Robin Schutte Evelyn E. Sullivan P.A. (Andy) Weber, III Dona and Paul Wieckowski

What was the highlight for you at the opening reception? The excitement, interest and enthusiasm of the people, not only on the part of those who knew about Borein and loved his work but those who were being introduced to this important and talented artist. To see their excitement was extremely gratifying.

Contributors Bozeman Trail Gallery Gerard Brevier Laura & Fernando Calderon Laura & Michael Cleary Christina Criswell & John Gilbert Coeur d’Alene Art Auction Christina & Peter Da Ros Mary Louise Days Judith & Thomas Decker Deckers Outdoor Corporation Blake T. Dorfman Barbara & Charles Farish Charlene & Wayne Finkel LeeAnne French Ellie & William Freudenstein, III Christina & Robert Gannon, Jr. Jane & Howard Giles Kay & Richard A. Glenn Tricia & Frank Goss Erin Graffy & James Garcia Neal Graffy Cynthia and John Hall John J. Haggerty Elliot A. Hayne Barbara & J.J. Hollister, III Josiah F. Jenkins Linda & Tom Jordan Lydia Meissner Klocke Michelle & Jonathan Martin Mary Ellen McGrath Laura & Brian McIver Patricia & William P. MacKinnon Janet & Jeffrey Mitchell John Moran Auctioneers, Inc. Christina & Jeff Omdahl Patricia & Carl Perry Ronald R. Randall Lisa & Noel Rivas Owen Schafer Robin Schutte Ann & Harris Seed Marsha & Wes St. Clair Judy & Jack Stapelmann Joearle & Willard Thompson Patricia A. Wayland


2017 Exhibitions This year was marked by a most exciting exhibition schedule at the Museum. We attempt whenever possible to collaborate with other institutions which allows us to bring to our visitors an even greater breadth of experience and depth of understanding. We were fortunate to be able to do this in a number of exhibitions this year.

Collaboration with other institutions was the key element in staging Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara (September 14, 2017 – January 29, 2018). The exhibition was developed in partnership with Art, Design & Architecture, UC Santa Barbara and benefitted greatly from exposure in the Getty’s initiative, Pacific Standard Time LA/LA. By bringing together a diverse body of objects from Santa Barbara area collections, many displayed for the first time, the exhibition detailed the relationship between art and spirituality in both Chumash and Spanish traditions and the areas of interaction between those two traditions.

The year began in the Sala with a continuation of Designing America: Spain’s Imprint in the U.S. (October 20, 2016 – April 2, 2017). The exhibit highlighted not only the Spanish influence in Santa Barbara, but detailed the pervasive effect the Spanish presence had throughout the U.S. This traveling exhibition was created by the Fundación Consejo España-Estados Unidos and we were honored to have it.

In the Saddle

Sacred Art in the Age of Contact

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The Sala then hosted In the Saddle: Horses, Santa Barbara, and the Way of the West (April 20 – September 3, 2017). The Museum drew upon the collections in private hands and a partnership with the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara, to bring together a fabulous array of finely tooled saddles, tack, art, photography and related items to tell the story of our region’s equestrian culture.

The Corner Gallery was home for much of the year to Missions in Watercolor by Edwin Deakin (May 4, 2017 – February 28, 2018). A generous gift allowed the Museum to add these exquisite watercolors of the California missions to its collection. The exhibition also featured lushly illustrated titles, a hand-drawn map and other materials as the artist had intended to publish a book, a project never completed. The Museum produced a full-color book of the watercolors together with historic photographs of the missions from its collections. It was a full year as the Historical Museum continued to present the vivid and varied panoply of Santa Barbara’s rich heritage to history lovers of all ages.

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Missions in Watercolor by Edwin Deakin

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Above The cover of California Missions in Watercolor by Edwin Deakin, published by the Museum in conjunction with the exhibition Missions in Watercolor by Edwin Deakin. Left Mission Santa Inės Bell, ca. 1814. Courtesy Mission Santa Inės. Designing America


Education & Community Impact Over 30,000 guests, including many school children, explored the Museum to visit the galleries and historic adobe courtyards, attended public programming and utilized the Gledhill Research Library. Additionally, many more visited the Museum’s satellite exhibits at Santa Barbara Airport and Cottage Hospital and attended off-site programming. Healing Arts Program at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital

The Museum is proud to be a part of this program with the creative reuse of the exhibition, Under The Umbrella: Lutah Maria Riggs & Her Santa Barbara Style. Historic Ovington Terminal

Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Gomang Monastery visited the Historical Museum during Santa Barbara Peace Week as part of the National Sacred Art Tour.

Visitors arriving at the Santa Barbara Airport have the opportunity to view our exhibit inside the beloved Historic Terminal that tells the story of local aviation pioneers such as the Loughhead Brothers and Earle Ovington. History Happy Hour

With the support of the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission, the Museum created a series of casual talks about local history in local wine tasting rooms. History Hiking Series

Our guests loved our new series of hikes and walking tours that inspired them to learn more about the history hidden on local trails and streets. School Programs

The Museum offers four custom onsite programs that fit into the State of California Standards for Kindergarten through Fourth Grade. Gallery tours and offsite presentations inspire all ages to learn more about Santa Barbara’s rich history.

Community Education

Our vibrant programs of lectures, workshops and newly introduced History Happy Hours illuminate a myriad of topics and interests among our members and guests. “Museum Volunteer Partners” (MVP) Program

Our dedicated volunteers enjoy continuing education through field trips and presentations by community leaders and historians on topics such as How the South lost the West, When Love Goes Wrong: A Story of Murder in Victorian Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara during the first World War. Lectures, Workshops, Historical Hikes & History Happy Hours • Adobe Houses: Homes of Sun and Earth • Chumash Artist Roundtable • Clothing of the Chumash • The Horse Whisperer • In the Saddle with The Curators • Old Spanish Days Public Art Walk • Preserving Hollywood Costumes • Researching Edward Borein • Sacred Art in The Age of Contact (Series) • Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo • Santa Cruz Island • The Silent Film Era • The Way it Was: Santa Barbara Comes of Age Film Screenings • 6 Generations by Ernestine De Soto • West of the West: Tales from California’s Channel Island

After-Hours & Dance • Pop-Up Flamenco • Teachers’ Night Out • Holiday Dance Party Collaborative Organizations:

This year the Museum was proud to partner with, or offer support to, the following organizations: • Art, Architecture & Design Museum, UC Santa Barbara • Carriage & Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara • The Garden Club of Santa Barbara • Lutah Maria Riggs Society • Native Daughters of the Golden West • New Beginnings Counseling Center • Old Spanish Days • Pearl Chase Society • Santa Barbara Architectural Foundation • Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society • Santa Barbara Downtown Organization • Santa Barbara Education Foundation • Santa Barbara Scholarship Foundation • Santa Barbara Men’s Garden Club • Santa Barbara Newcomers • Santa Barbara Teachers Association • Santa Barbara Trust For Historic Preservation • TVSB • UCSB Alumni Association • University of California, Santa Barbara


Research & Publications The research archives of the Gledhill Library truly present “one stop shopping” for those interested in the history of our community. Since its dedication in 1967, the Gledhill has offered to patrons Santa Barbara history, A to Z, soup to nuts; from the days of the Native American Chumash right up to the present day. Anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 people utilize the archives in a given year, taking advantage of documents, records, photographs, and other materials which can be found nowhere else. And these archives continue to grow, to the tune of hundreds of items per year, thanks to the generosity of the community. Just a sampling of items added to the collections this past year includes: • Minutes and associated material regarding history of St. Cecilia Society, 1911-82. • Collection of materials regarding architect A. Bertrand Harmer. • Video regarding Edward Borein and the 1924, 1926 Fiesta. • Hardcover book, Art of the Saddle. • Photographs and written material concerning the Pelch family • Materials regarding the history of the Earthling Bookstore. • Seven volumes of information regarding the history of aviation in Santa Barbara. • Photographs and written material on Percy Heckendorf, long-time Santa Barbara County District Attorney. • Collection of color slides of the 1964 Coyote wildfire. • Plot Plan of El Paseo complex, 1937.

Pelch and Blauvelt Tobacconists, 1204 State Street, ca. 1923, Collection Santa Barbara Historical Museum.


Sacred Art in the Age of Contact

This issue examined the various aspects of the relationship between art and spirituality in the Chumash and Spanish traditions following first contact between the two cultures in the period 1769-1824. It was published in conjunction with the exhibition, Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions in Santa Barbara, part of Pacific Standard Time: LA / LA, an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in Southern California. The anthology was penned by authors from UC Santa Barbara.

First United Methodist Church of Santa Barbara

The history of one of the oldest Protestant congregations in the city was traced by a collaboration of authors, detailing the impact the church has had on the community through the decades, with its programs of education, outreach, and service. Among these services was Santa Barbara’s first Boy Scout troop, chartered to the Grace Methodist Church in 1910.

History 101 Articles Santa Barbara Independent by Michael Redmon Director of Research Mira Vista Estate

Grew with Montecito’s move from farming to affluence. JANUARY 20, 2017

The Fithian Building: 625-635 State Street

An excerpt from Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo. MARCH 2, 2017

Architect Joseph J. Plunkett

In his remarkable career, he designed many of Santa Barbara’s gems. MARCH 2, 2017

Water Systems in Early Days

Santa Barbara’s padres faced water shortages. MARCH 20, 2017

Great Hopes Dashed in Garey The history of the small town in Santa Barbara County.

Ferragamo’s First U.S. Shoe Store Opened on State Street

After young Salvatore came from Italy via Boston, he settled in Santa Barbara. MAY 17, 2017

La Casa de Maria, an Island of Serenity

For Catholic couples at first, La Casa is now a retreat for all faiths. JUNE 2, 2017

The Craft of Stone Masonry in Santa Barbara

Churches, bridges, gates, and walls reveal the masons’ skill.

Santa Barbara’s Channel City Club A unique speaker’s venue started by Louis Lancaster. Read story. JULY 27, 2017

First Congregational Church Turns 150 Years Old A brief history from the first sermon in 1854 to the fourth church in 1937. AUGUST 30, 2017

The Howard School

One of the South Coast’s oldest private schools. SEPTEMBER 11, 2017

JUNE 15, 2017

The San Ysidro Ranch

Bertram Goodhue’s Montecito Country Club

OCTOBER 19, 2017

Also designed El Fureidis, Val Verde estates, and D.C.’s National Academy of Sciences building. JUNE 28, 2017

APRIL 28, 2017

Lower portion of the Santa Barbara Mission water system, I. N. Cook photograph, ca. 1895.

The exclusive resort was originally a working ranch.

The History of Lake Cachuma

Cachuma was 20 years in the making. NOVEMBER 2, 2017


An Exquisite Collection California Missions in Watercolor by Edwin Deakin

The Museum’s primary publication project for 2017 was California Missions in Watercolor, a full color retrospective of Edwin Deakin’s exquisite watercolors of the 21 California missions. A native of England, Edwin Deakin (18381923) immigrated to the U.S. as a youth and eventually made his way to San Francisco in the early 1870s. Enamored of the missions, he produced three suites of them between 1897 and 1900, two in oil and one in watercolor. The artist hoped to publish a lavish book of the watercolors, a project he never completed.

mission san luis rey de francia

An essay by Dr. Julianne Burton-Carvajal examines the significance of Deakin’s mission works in regard to their place in his overall body of work and in the context of California art in that period. Museum Trustee, John C. Woodward, discusses how the watercolors were thought lost for over 30 years, their dramatic rediscovery and how, through the work and generosity of several people, they were entrusted to the Museum. In addition to the color reproductions of the paintings, California Missions in Watercolor also features an historic photograph of each mission from the Museum’s collection, taken about the time that Deakin would have painted them.

mission san buenaventura

mission juan capistrano

mission san gabriel arcangel

Above opposite Edwin Deakin (1838-1923), Santa Clara Mission, c. 1898. Below opposite Edwin Deakin (1838-1923), San Luis Rey de Francia, c. 1898.


The Fernald Mansion It was a red-letter day for the Museum when, after years of restoration and renovation, the Charles Fernald Mansion re-opened for public tours in January. This Victorian Queen Anne home is one of four historic structures owned and operated by the Museum.

Charles Fernald, one of Santa Barbara’s most prominent citizens in the late 1800s, built the house in 1862. The home remained in the family until 1958 when, threatened with destruction, it was obtained and moved by the Museum in 1959 to its present location at 414 West Montecito Street.

Filled with period furnishings and mementos, the Fernald Mansion offers a unique and personal look into the lifestyle of this important Santa Barbara family, now once again available for public viewing.

Above Richmond Kelsey (1905-1987), Fernald Mansion. Watercolor with charcoal outline. Gift of Mrs. Harris Huey. Above opposite The Fernald Mansion exterior Below opposite Master bedroom of the Fernald Mansion


Giving The Santa Barbara Historical Museum gratefully acknowledges the following supporters for their significant contributions during the 2016-17 fiscal year. $100,000+

Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation Sharon & David Bradford Eleanor Van Cott WWW Foundation

Patricia & Nicholas Weber Cheryl & Peter Ziegler Betsy Jones Zwick & Lawrence Dam Ventura Party Rental Center

Natalie & Brett Hodges Hutton Parker Foundation Marlene & Warren Miller John C. Woodward

$1,000 – $1,999

$25,000 – $49,999

$15,000 – $24,999

The Ann Jackson Family Foundation George H. Griffiths & Olive J. Griffiths Charitable Foundation Bella Vista Designs

$10,000 – $14,999

California Humanities Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation Overall Family Foundation Santa Barbara Foundation The Towbes Foundation P. A. (Andy) Weber, III Williams-Corbett Foundation

$5,000 – $9,999

Geri & Jerry Bidwell Brad Lemons Foundation Louise Clark & John Carbon Deckers Outdoor Corporation Frank Schipper Construction Company Garden Club of Santa Barbara Jane & Howard Giles Godric Foundation Cynthia & John Hall The Justin Dart Family Foundation Joanna Kerns & Marc Appleton The Lee & Juliet Folger Fund Los Adobes de Los Rancheros Montecito Bank & Trust Pauline & Marc Sylvain Volentine Family Foundation Janice & Peter Winn

$2,000 – $4,999

Carolyn & Leo Acquistapace Aon Terry Bartlett & Randall Fox Mary & John Blair Family William S. Burtness Oswald J. Da Ros Nancy Hunter Karen & Si Jenkins Glen H. Mitchel, Jr. Betsey & John Moller Heloise & Alexander M. Power Rabobank Dorothy C. Small Diane Pace Sullivan Evelyn E. Sullivan Suzanne Tucker & Timothy F. Marks April N. Walstad

Debby & Roger Aceves Rebecca & Peter Adams Mary Parker Bacon Keith C. Berry Ann & John Brinker Julia & Lee Carr Louise & Tim Casey Citizens Business Bank Lani Meanley Collins & Timothy Collins Comerica Bank Christina Criswell & John Gilbert Kathy & Chris Greco Felicie & Paul Hartloff, Jr. HSBC Bank USA HUB International Insurance Services Inc. Elizabeth E. Hvolboll Bobbie & John Kinnear Nancy & Bob Knight Liselotte Kuttler Trust Debora Mock Val & Bob Montgomery Barbara & Art Najera Katherine & Jack Perrin The Roberts Brothers Foundation Buth B. Scollin Susan Sheller & Bob Roe Judy & Jack Stapelmann Diana & Mark Vestal Lynda Weinman & Bruce Heavin Ann & Alastair Winn Joan & Gerhardt Zacher

$500 – $999

Bank of America Richard C. Banks Margo & Jeffrey C. Barbakow Judy Bartholomew Elaine & Jeoff Benson Virginia & Timothy Bliss Kathleen Brewster Patricia & Ronald Caird Annette & Richard Caleel Mary & Richard Compton Emma & Charles Covarrubias The Craig & Susan McCaw Foundation Angelique & Erik Davis Judith & Thomas Decker Marilyn DeYoung Diane Dodds & David Reichert Terese & John Doordan Edwards-Pitman Architects, AIA Sally Enthoven Joyce & Heinrich Falk Rafael Franco Dorothy Gardner Dolores & Freddy Gillmore Marilyn & Lew Goodfield, Jr. Carol & William Gordon

Beverly & Joe Hardin Vicki & Bob Hazard Rhonda Henderson & Ben Feld Vikki & Robin Hunt Deana Hyde Julie & Robert Jenkins Susan Jensen & Paul Singer Jeanette & Terance Kern Colleen Kirst Joan & Jim Lindsey Laurie & Thad MacMillan Sally & John B. Mandle Sally & David Martin Barbara & Michael Masino Patricia Maxim Jocelyn Meeker Sheri Mobley & Royce Woodbury Anna & Gary Nett Kristan O’Donnell Francoise Park Patricia & Carl Perry Price, Postel & Parma LLP Lisa A. Reich & Bob Johnson Dorothy B. Roberts Roy E. Crummer Foundation Tamara Ruccione & Douglas Scott Lynn & Mark Schiffmacher Nancy B. Schlosser Jean Schuyler Patricia Sheppard & Ernie Witham Kate & Mark Shevitz Teresa W. Siebert Jessica Smith & Kevin Brine Phyllis Brooks Smith Meghan & Robert Stoll, Jr. Nola & Carl Stucky Alice Van de Water Jerry Van Pelt Carolyn & Robert Williams Victoria Williamson

$250 – $499

Meredith Brooks Abbott & Duncan H. Abbott Timothy Aceves Mareva & Herbert E. Barthels Bartlett, Pringle & Wolf LLP/ Danna McGrew Helene & Jerry Beaver Titus Brenninkmeijer Mary Brown & John Riparetti Michele & Arnold Brustin L. S. Buchanan Patricia Chidlaw & Robert Sponsel City of Walnut Marcia & Jamie Constance Linda & James Cremer Jeannine & Paul Daniel Mary Louise Days DeRu’s Fine Arts Renee & James Fairbanks First Republic Bank Ellie & William Freudenstein, III Kay & Richard Glenn The Graduates/Bob Miles

Susan & John Hanna Edward A. Hartfeld Barbara & Chris Hill Michael Hoefer & Paul Ellerbeck Michelle Hollander & Daniel McLoughlin Michele & Jarrell C. Jackman Joan L. Jennings Debbie Jimenez Gerd & Peter Jordano Emmy L. & Fred Keller Marcia & Edwin Lenvik Betsy & Michael Lewis Sheila Lodge Judith S. & Thomas H. Mack Patricia & William P. MacKinnon MarBorg Industries Glenice & Ronald C. Mathews Danna McGrew Susan & John J. Mitchell, III Keith Mautino Moore Frances M. Morrow Lauren & John Mullins Margaret Nadeau Teresa K. Nakashima & Charles J. Rennie, III Nancy Naretto Carol & Steve Newman Jill Nida & Gary Simpson Walter Owen Donald Polk & Paul Longanbach Christine & Stefan Riesenfeld Ronald J. Gillio, Inc. Linda & Steve Rosso Barbara & Gerry Rubin Denise Sanford Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Cara & Arlan Schipper Leslie & Frank Schipper Robin Schutte Society of California Pioneers Brian Stenfors & Robert Henning Marianne Strange Tom & Beulah Strout Patricia & David Tisdale Shelley & Paul Van Valin Carolle & Greg Van Sande Jami & Eric Voulgaris Frederica & Richard Welch Marie & Steve Will Gail & Robert G. Young Laura & Said Ziouani

Note that space does not allow for us to list every donation. However, the Museum is grateful for gifts of all sizes.

Left Patrons celebrate at our La Fiesta del Museo fundraising event.


Financial Statements This statement of activities for year ending June 30, 2017 was prepared from our financial statements, which were audited by Gail H. Anikouchine, CPA. Full audited financial statements are available on the Museum’s website at sbhistorical.org. Total all funds 2017

















( 9,599)







Public programs



Library fees







Curatorial, library and museums



Museum and historical house care



Public programs














( 194,422)


( 48,663)


( 72,163)


( 315,248)





Support Grants

Special events, net of expenses of 64,120 In-kind contributions Membership Investment income Trust income Rental income Museum store sales

Change in value of charitable remainder trusts Total support Expenses Program services

Supporting services Management and general

Total expenses Excess of support over/(under) expenses before other changes in net assets Other changes in net assets Change in unrealized gain on investments Change in value of perpetual trusts Change in net assets Miguel Cabrera (Mexican, 1695-1798), Virgin of the Apocalypse (18th Century) Oil on canvas. Gift in memory of Edward Orena de Koch

The painting was a highlight of the collaborative exhibition Sacred Art in the Age of Contact: Chumash and Latin American Traditions.

Net assets at beginning of year Net assets at end of year


Our Team Board of Trustees

Sharon W. Bradford President William Reynolds Vice President Randall Fox Secretary

Docents & Library Volunteers Sondra Aggeler Kikka Bayly Rebekah Beveridge Kathleen Brewster Ann Brinker

Christopher Greco Treasurer

Roberta Cook

Marc Appleton

Ellen Durham

H. Gerald Bidwell Warren P. Miller Eleanor Van Cott April Walstad P. A. (Andy) Weber, III John C. Woodward Betsy Jones Zwick Staff

Lynn T. Brittner Executive Director Michael Redmon Director of Research Cherie Summers Registrar

Bob Dickey Joyce Falk Gayle Golden Tonia Guerrero Suzanne Hennessy Joan Jennings Sey Kinsell Jo Lindros Giorgia Lingiardi Anne Luna Glenice Mathews Elaine Messier Roy Regester Diane & Russell Ruiz Judy Savage

Dacia Harwood Director of Marketing & Events

Pat Sheppard

Jeanne Buchanan Director of Membership

Magdalena Torres

Loretta Reynolds Director of Accounting

Joseph B. Schomer Gerry Turner Jim Turner

Adela Lua Museum Technician & Education Coordinator Lyndsay Cooke Venue Coordinator Mason Matthews Facilities Coordinator Lauren Trujillo Visitor Services Coordinator Left Thank you to our dedicated trustees, patrons, volunteers and staff for making this a wonderful year in Santa Barbara history.

Design and printing of the Annual Report was generously underwritten by Marlene & Warren Miller.

Our sincere thanks to photographers Fritz Olenberger and Jon Patrick Hyde.


On our cover: Edward Borein (1872-1945), California Vaquero. Watercolor on paper, Museum Acquisition Fund through the generosity of friends of Edward Borein. Below: Guests at the annual La Fiesta del Museo were treated to a historical fashion show. Flamenco dancer Annissa Ward models a painted satin fan given by Mrs. Hilmar Koefod.

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum Annual Report 2017  

Annual report of Santa Barbara Historical Museum for 2017.