El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

On Exhibit

Nihonmachi Revisited: Santa Barbara's Japanese American Community in Transition, 1900-1940

 

Nihonmachi Revisited covers forty years of life in Santa Barbara’s Nihonmachi, or Japan Town, which was located on the Presidio site during the first half of the 20th century. The exhibit includes rarely seen historic photographs donated by local families, accounts of life in Nihonmachi from members of the community, and beautifully reconstructed Japanese ceramics excavated on site by SBTHP’s Archaeological Field School.

 

Open Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Located at 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, California

For more information (805) 965-0093

Memorias y Facturas

 

Based on the book Documenting Everyday Life in Early Spanish California, "Memorias y Facturas" offers a glimpse into life at the Santa Barbara Presidio between 1781 and 1810. Featuring transcriptions and translations of fifty-two memorias (requisitions) andfacturas (invoices) for goods delivered to the Presidio, along with artifacts found on site, "Memorias y Facturas" helps imagine life on the fringes of the Spanish Empire.

 

Open Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Located at 123 E. Canon Perdido St., Santa Barbara, California

For more information please call, (805) 965-0093