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  • Mapping the Ocean Floor
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    The History and Importance of Hydrography

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is presenting “The History and Importance of Hydrography” on Thursday, July 21, 2022, at 7 pm PT. This in-person presentation by Charles Brennan about the study of ocean and shoreline geography, its characteristics, and its importance will be held at the museum and registration is required. Cost is free for SBMM’s Navigator Circle Members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for members of the public. There will also be a pre-lecture reception for members only from 6:15-6:45pm.

  • Sea Glass Creations
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Hosting Summer Sea Glass Pop-Up Events

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting Sea Glass Pop-Ups on Sunday, July 3 and Saturday, August 13, 2022, on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. These events are free and open to the public from 10 am-5 pm each day. The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, which usually occurs each year in September, has been cancelled for 2022, although they are planning an event at the Carpinteria Arts Center for November 19, 2022. But sea glass aficionados and collectors needn’t wait so long.

  • Shaun Tomson and Paddlers
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    Paddle Out for SBMM: Celebrating the Santa Barbara Channel

    Join us for the second annual Paddle Out for SBMM fundraiser on Saturday, June 11, from 1:00-4:00 pm at Leadbetter Beach. This event focuses on SBMM’s mission to “celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the sea.” The community is invited to participate by sponsoring the event or a paddler, paddling out with us (on a self-powered craft), watching from the shore, and attending the opening ceremony. Attendees will enjoy delicious food from Romanti-Ezer, hear surf music by the Wrinkled Teenagers, and have the opportunity to join in beach games and crafts.

  • Return of Curated Cocktails
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    Return of Curated Cocktails

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) has announced that its Curated Cocktail programs and Longshot Bar are returning. On the second Thursday of each month, from May through December 2022, SBMM will host a Curated Cocktail event on its patio from 5-7pm, with the first one scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022. Each program’s theme will be centered on the Museum’s lecture series, an important historic maritime event, a current exhibit, or items from the Museum’s collections, and each will feature a speaker, a signature cocktail, a full bar, and refreshments.

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    Return of Curated Cocktails

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) has announced that its Curated Cocktail programs and Longshot Bar are returning. On the second Thursday of each month, from May through December 2022, SBMM will host a Curated Cocktail event on its patio from 5-7pm, with the first one scheduled for Thursday, May 12, 2022. Each program’s theme will be centered on the Museum’s lecture series, an important historic maritime event, a current exhibit, or items from the Museum’s collections, and each will feature a speaker, a signature cocktail, a full bar, and refreshments.

  • “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story” Tales of the Great White Fleet with Leslie Compton
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    “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story” Tales of the Great White Fleet with Leslie Compton

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story,” an in-person lecture presentation with Leslie Compton, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7pm PT. This presentation, about Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet as told through historic postcards, will be held at the museum and registration is required. Cost is free for SBMM’s Navigator Circle Members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for members of the public. There will also be a pre-lecture reception for members only from 6:15-6:45pm.

  • “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story” Tales of the Great White Fleet with Leslie Compton
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    “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story” Tales of the Great White Fleet with Leslie Compton

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Dearest Minnie: A Sailor’s Story,” an in-person lecture presentation with Leslie Compton, on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at 7pm PT. This presentation, about Teddy Roosevelt’s Great White Fleet as told through historic postcards, will be held at the museum and registration is required. Cost is free for SBMM’s Navigator Circle Members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for members of the public. There will also be a pre-lecture reception for members only from 6:15-6:45pm.

  • Holly Lohuis portait
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    Free Zoom Webinar: Santa Barbara Channel’s Whales and Their Climate Connection

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to present “Santa Barbara Channel’s Whales and Their Climate Connection,” a free Zoom webinar with Holly Lohuis, a marine biologist, marine educator, and naturalist in the Santa Barbara area. This presentation, which will share what Holly has learned about research on whales and their influence on the ecology of our oceans and the Santa Barbara Channel, will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 7pm PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome.

  • Whale painting by John Baran
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    The Wonder of Whales: Two Artists' Perspectives

    As part of its multi-faceted celebration of whales this spring and summer, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum announces the April 14 opening of its newest art exhibit, The Wonder of Whales: Two Artists’ Perspectives, which features whale paintings by two local artists, John Baran and Kelly Clause. Thanks to the generous support of Chevron, Dreier Family, Emmett Foundation, Mimi Michaelis, Hank and Mari Mitchel, June G. Outhwaite Foundation, and Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, the exhibit will be open to the public from April 14-July 31, 2022.

  • Whale's Tail student painting
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    Whales Are Superheroes! Saving the Planet One CO2 Molecule at a Time: Student Art Exhibit

    In November and December 2021, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) staff worked with students from Laguna Blanca Middle School, Peabody Charter, Santa Barbara Charter, and Santa Ynez Elementary School to teach them about the importance of whales to the environment and to create whale-inspired artwork to coincide with the museum’s newest exhibit, Whales Are Superheroes! The result of those efforts is on display in SBMM’s new student art exhibit, Whales are Superheroes! Saving the Planet One CO2 Molecule at a Time, opening on April 14, 2022, and on display through July 31, 2022.

  • Whale Breaching
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    Whales Are Superheroes! New Exhibit Opening

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM)’s newest permanent exhibit, opening to the public on Thursday, April 14, 2022, shows visitors how whales help maintain the stability and health of the ocean and help minimize the impact of climate change. The Whales Are Superheroes! exhibit focuses on whale diversity in the Santa Barbara Channel, climate connections and the role whales play in climate change. Taking its aesthetic inspiration from comics and graphic novels, the exhibit incorporates text panels and drone footage to illustrate how whales are helping to save the environment.

  • A Whale of a Tale
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    A Whale of a Tale

    See the Undersea World Through the Eyes of a Child
    Beginning April 14, 2022

  • Ranger Underway in the Harbor
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    Celebration of SBMM's Flagship Ranger Rejoining the Classic Yacht Association

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) has announced that its flagship Ranger, which was one of the first boats listed by the Classic Yacht Association (CYA), has rejoined the association’s Southern California Fleet. The Fleet includes member boats from Santa Barbara to San Diego. CYA is “dedicated to the promotion, preservation, restoration and maintenance of fine, old power-driven craft.” Originally, Ranger was readmitted in 2020, in time for the 20th anniversary of the museum, but Covid-19 delayed her rededication ceremony.

  • Vaerdalen Restored
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    Free Zoom Webinar: The Ships That Built the West: The Scandinavian Navy, Wapama and Vaerdalen

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to present “The Ships That Built the West,” a free presentation with Olaf Engvig on Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 7pm PT. This webinar presentation, about the role of the development of the lumber trade and lumber schooners on the U.S. West Coast between 1880 and 1945, is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome. Mr. Engvig will sell and sign his books on Saturday, March 19, 2022, from 11am-3pm. Register to participate in the Zoom at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/

  • Ellwood Shelling 1942
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    Free Zoom Webinar: “They Came, They Saw, They Shelled”

    On February 23, 1942, at 7:15 pm, a submarine sitting off the coast shelled the Ellwood Oil Field near Goleta. In commemoration of that event, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present “They Came, They Saw, They Shelled,” a Zoom webinar with Neal Graffy, Santa Barbara’s unofficial historian, on Thursday, February 17, 2022, at 7pm PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome. Register at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seeks Docents! Classes Begin January 8, 2022
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Seeks Docents! Classes Begin January 8, 2022

    Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people from California, across the US, and around the world? Do you want to share your love and knowledge of our beautiful harbor with visitors? Do you have at least three hours a week to volunteer? If so, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is looking for you to join its next 10-week docent training program, beginning Saturday, January 8 and running through March 12, 2022!

  • Small-scale fishing
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    Zoom Webinar: Fishing and Philippine Coral Reefs

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present “Mapping the History & Ecological Influence of Fishing on Coral Reefs in the Philippines,” a free Zoom webinar with Dr. Jennifer Selgrath, a spatial ecologist and social scientist with the NOAA Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary. This presentation about her research on the effects of small-scale fishing on marine habitats in the Philippines and its implications for the Santa Barbara Channel will take place on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at 7pm PT. The webinar is free, but registration is required, and donations are welcome.

  • Karen Korinke sea glass rings
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    Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Pop-Up Show & Sale on December 18

    On Saturday, December 18, 2021, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting a special pop-up show and sale from 10am - 4pm on the Museum’s patio overlooking the harbor. This special Sea Glass & Ocean Arts pop-up show and sale features handmade, ocean-themed art, authentic sea glass jewelry created by numerous talented , and so much more.

  • Mermaids
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    Watercolor Mermaids: Lisa Dov Pop-Up Art Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and watercolorist Lisa Dov will present a Pop Up Show & Sale of Lisa’s work on Sundays, December 5 and December 19, 2021, from 10 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. Lisa's work celebrates the Museum’s current mermaids exhibit, which runs through March 31, 2022.

  • Whale Tail
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    Kelly Clause, Watercolors of Sea and Land: A Pop Up Show & Sale

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) Store and watercolorist Kelly Clause will present a Pop Up Show & Sale of Kelly’s work on Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 10 am-5 pm on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor.

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