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SBTHP presents Founding Day - Celebrating Santa Barbara's Birthplace

 

April 14, 2014

Come see the birthplace of Santa Barbara and enjoy a costumed reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782.

 

This free event begins with a Mass in the Presidio Chapel honoring the founding families, followed by an outdoor Founding Day program featuring Los Soldados del Reál Presidio de Santa Bárbara, Early California dance and musical performances, and the presentation of Saint Barbara 2014 by the Native Daughters of the Golden West, Reina del Mar Parlor No. 126.

 

Following the ceremony, enjoy on-site educational activities throughout the Presidio that focus on the history and culture of early California. Converse with costumed demonstrators and experience life in Santa Barbara as it was during the late-1700s through heritage gardening, colonial cooking, pottery making, Chumash storytelling, archaeology, and more. Bring the family and watch the Presidio come to life!

 

Santa Barbara’s Founding Day is funded in part by the City of Santa Barbara COMMUNITY EVENTS & FESTIVALS Program in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.

 

 

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Santa Barbara’s Founding Day

Saturday, April 26, 2014

11:00-11:30 AM Worship Service, Presidio Chapel

12:00 PM  Reenactment Program, Presidio Parade Ground

12:30-3:00 PM  Living History Demonstrations, Presidio Grounds

El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA

FREE Admission

For more information (805) 965-0093 or www.sbthp.org

 

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Santa Barbara’s Founding Day

Come see the birthplace of Santa Barbara and enjoy a costumed reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782. This free event will include Early California music and dance, pottery, Chumash storytelling, archaeology, adobe brick making, and more.  Bring the family and watch the Presidio come to life! 

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