On the dark winter evening of February 5, 2015, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park emitted a candlelight glow which beckoned visitors into the adobe rooms. Inside, guests participated in cooking and spinning demonstrations, early California dancing, a meeting with the comandante, and more. Others stayed warm by firesides in the parade ground, sharing stories and music. This magical night has become an anticipated annual education program for the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. It is also a great opportunity to collaborate with one of our important partners, the Santa Barbara Downtown Organization, on their signature event series, First Thursday. For all of the beautiful photos from the evening, taken by Michael Imwalle, please see our Flickr album here.
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