On October 17, 2015 the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation hosted descendants of the families who resided at El Presidio de Santa Barbara, the 18th-century Spanish fort and Santa Barbara’s birthplace, for a wonderful tamale lunch at the newly restored Alhecama Theatre at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park.
Descendants enjoying a tamale lunch in the Alhecama Theatre. Photo by Anne Petersen.
The almost 100 guests enjoyed catching up and meeting new relatives.
Jack Calderon at the descendant’s photo booth put together by Suzi Calderon Bellman for the luncheon. Photo by Suzi Calderon Bellman.
For more images from this wonderful afternoon, please visit our Flickr album here. Thanks to photographers Suzi Calderon Bellman, Margaret Mira and Jeannie Davis for capturing the day. We look forward to welcoming everyone back again next year!
Mike Imwalle, Terease Chin, Debby Aceves, Mary Louise Days, and Jeannie Davis serving food on the chow line. Photo by Anne Petersen.