Thanks team, Presidio Pastimes: The Santa Barbara Presidio’s Asian American Neighborhood was a

On Saturday October 1, SBTHP hosted our second annual living history day featuring Santa Barbara’s Asian American traditions at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. Over 500 visitors attended the event to watch performances of Taiko drumming, Hula, and Tai Chi, and try their hand at origami and Chinese brush calligraphy among many other activities.


SBTHP's Asian American History Advisory Committee with Education Department staff. Top row, from the left: Peggy Hergenroether, Karen Anderson, Kay Van Horn, Ambi Harsha, Keith Mar, Deborah Cristobal. Bottom Row, from left: Meredith Brockriede, Juliet Betita, Helen Wong, Terease Chin and Paul Mori.


We are grateful to our Asian American History Advisory Committee for their boundless enthusiasm and hard work in pulling off this ambitious event. SBTHP maintains many volunteer committees who assist with all of our projects and programs. We rely on these community members for the creativity, dedication to partnership, and sweat equity that help take our programs from good to great.  Thanks team—and we can’t wait to see what you come up with next!

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