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Public Programs

Throughout the year, SBTHP offers lectures on a variety of historical and cultural topics. Currently, all lectures are held virtually, via Zoom Webinar  >>
Enjoy a rare opportunity to visit the Presidio after dark in an enchanting candlelit evening of history, culture, and community >>
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Come celebrate the diverse cultures and history of Santa Barbara and its Presidio Neighborhood over time.
Since 2010, SBTHP has presented the Asian American Film Series, a four-part event held each Friday in July at the Alhecama Theatre. In an effort to explore the history and cultures of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio area, the series includes films that speak to the Asian American experience in the western US  >>
This free, family-friendly event celebrates the history and culture of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio. Learn about a number of Asian cultures through performances, food, and hands-on activities  >>
SBTHP presents this annual free family craft event in the courtyard of Casa de la Guerra to celebrate the Mexican holiday, Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). This program celebrates the history and culture of Santa Barbara's Latinx families, bringing together parents and children to create holiday artwork  >>
Una Noche de Las Posadas (The Inns) is the time-honored reenactment of Joseph and Mary’s search for lodging in Bethlehem as it was once celebrated in Early California and is still observed throughout Latin America. The procession begins at the Presidio Chapel and winds over to State Street, through the De la Guerra Plaza, and continues to Casa de la Guerra with the singing of holiday songs in Spanish  >>
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