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On July 1, 2020, the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is launching a new program, SBTHP Advocates. With the introduction of Advocates, we will no longer offer tiered membership levels or exclusive premium benefits. Any individual donating $50 or more to SBTHP will become an Advocate, with access to exclusive benefits.


If you have any additional questions than those outlined below, please email or call us at (805) 961-5376.

Advocate Benefits


What benefits do I receive when I become an Advocate?

With a donation of $50 or more, you’ll receive the following benefits:


  • Free admission to SBTHP properties for up to four (4) people. Children under the age of 16 are admitted free.


  • Free and/or discounted tickets to events held at SBTHP for you and your guests.


  • A subscription to receive the historical periodical La Campana twice (2) per year.


  • 10% discount on all items purchased online and in-store at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara SHP or Casa de la Guerra gift shops.


How do I utilize my benefits?

  • To visit SBTHP properties for free and/or use your 10% discount in-person, just mention your name to SBTHP staff.


  • If you’re ordering online, contact us for instructions.


  • For events, SBTHP will provide direction.


If you have any questions related to the store, please call (805) 963-0095.


Do I need to carry a membership card?

No, you no longer need to carry membership card.

How long are benefits valid?

They’re good for one year, through the end of the month of your join or renewal date. For example, if you join or renew on July 14, 2020 - your membership would run one year, ending on July 31, 2021 the following year.

As a member, I was able to gift a membership to an individual as a membership benefit. If I give at the same amount, will I still receive this benefit?

No, that benefit has ended. Going forward you can purchase gift memberships here.

As a member, I received a subscription to Sunset Magazine - will that continue?

No, all tiered benefits from our previous program ended on July 1, 2020.

Advocate Communication


Is it possible to receive all SBTHP communication digitally?

Yes, please contact us calling (805) 961-5376 or by email and let us know you’d like to receive everything digitally.

Is it possible to receive La Campana digitally as well?

As of right now, no. We are working to find a digital solution to give members who prefer an online version to a printed one and will notify our community once the new program launches.

Advocate Renewals


I just renewed my membership recently, is my membership still valid?

Yes, your membership is still active. If you were a member of certain level and received premium benefits like magazine subscriptions, those will sunset on July 1.


I’m a Descendant - can I still join with a $40 donation?

No, as part of our transition to a new program we have eliminated all recognition levels. However, SBTHP will still hold an annual Descendant’s luncheon, produce communications, and provide unique opportunities specifically for Descendants.

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