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El Recinto Stanwood (Santa Barbara, Calif.)

 Organization

Biography

El Recinto Stanwood, 136 East De La Guerra, Santa Barbara, named in honor of long time supervisor and Fiesta El Presidente, Sam Stanwood, had long been earmarked for a museum. In March 1962 Santa Barbara County granted a 99-year lease to the Santa Barbara Historical Society (today the Santa Barbara Historical Museum) and a building fund campaign was launched with a goal of $350,000. Ultimately the cost would run close to half a million. In 1963 ground was broken for the adobe museum building – 25,000 square feet of exhibition, office, and collections storage space, built with some 70,000 adobe bricks. On February 25, 1965, the building was dedicated.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Forbes (Julia Lynch) Collection

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: 1968-089
Dates: 1962 - 1968
Found in: Gledhill Library

Santa Barbara Historical Society Board Meeting, 1961-11-09

 File
Content Description From the Collection:

The Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tape Collection contain recordings of oral histories, radio programs, meetings, lectures, telephone conversations, ceremonies, and music perfomances of local old timers and influential people. These ninety-eighty (98) quarter-inch (1⁄4") reel-to-reel magnetic tapes represent the earliest audio recordings made by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Dates: 1961-11-09

Santa Barbara Historical Society Board Meeting, 1962-04-26

 File
Content Description From the Collection:

The Santa Barbara Legacy Reel Audio Tape Collection contain recordings of oral histories, radio programs, meetings, lectures, telephone conversations, ceremonies, and music perfomances of local old timers and influential people. These ninety-eighty (98) quarter-inch (1⁄4") reel-to-reel magnetic tapes represent the earliest audio recordings made by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Dates: 1962-04-26