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Tell the Story of the Beginning of Santa Barbara

SBTHP is looking for new docents!

Leading guided tours is one of the most popular opportunities for SBTHP docents. Photo by Karen Anderson.

Do you love History, want to get more involved, or give back to your community? Help tell the story of the beginning of Santa Barbara by becoming a docent with the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. SBTHP docents give tours to both schoolchildren and adults, and provide interpretation at living history days. Enriching activities for docents include special field trips to other cultural institutions, giving docents opportunities for lifelong learning. Volunteering as a docent is a great way to meet people who share your interest in local history and culture.

Docent tours leave lasting impressions on young people. Drawing by a local student, mailed to SBTHP staff after a site visit.

Find out more at our Docent Open House on February 6th at 3:00pm at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara). Training sessions take place on Thursday afternoons in February and March. For more information, please contact (805) 965-0093 or



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