Articles From : SB Maritime

  • Traditional Seaweed Rattles
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    Hear Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar) Read from Coyote Rescues Hawk & Make A Traditional Seaweed Rattle

    Continuing its book launch series, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is pleased to host the local launch of Coyote Rescues Hawk, Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar)’s latest book. This special event on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1:00 pm, will take place on the museum’s patio. It will include a reading from the book followed by a workshop with Salazar and illustrator/artist Mona Lewis for participants to create their own traditional Chumash seaweed rattles.

  • Chris Dixon
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    “Keeping the Light: The Story of the Bravery, Heroism and Courage of African American Lighthouse Keepers and Lifesaving Service” as told by Harriet Tubman

    In honor of Black History Month, which begins on February 1, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will present two showings of “Keeping the Light: The Story of the Bravery, Heroism and Courage of African American Lighthouse Keepers and Lifesaving Service” as told by Harriet Tubman, portrayed by actor, director, and producer Christine Dixon, on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. The first performance from 3:30-5:30 pm is designed for children, and the second performance from 7:00-9:00 pm is for adults.

  • Cape Byron Lighthouse
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    The Lure of Lighthouses & Dancing Waves Photographs by Dan Merkel

    Photographs by Dan Merkel

  • Chuck Graham Paddling Santa Cruz Passage
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    “Paddling into a Natural Balance” with Writer and Photographer Chuck Graham

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Paddling into a Natural Balance” with Carpinteria-based freelance writer and photographer Chuck Graham on Thursday, January 19, 2023 at 7:00. As part of his presentation, Chuck will recount his many adventures hiking and kayaking the Santa Barbara Channel Islands—and will share many of his award-winning photographs that document the islands and their recovery over the past 30+ years. Cost is free for SBMM’s Navigator Circle Members, $10 for all other members, and $20 for members of the public.

  • Museum docents
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Starts New Docent Class on January 14, 2023

    Do you enjoy meeting and talking with people from Santa Barbara, all of California, across the U.S., and around the world? Do you want to share your love and knowledge of our harbor and coast with visitors? Do you have at least three hours a week to volunteer? Then consider becoming a docent at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM). The first class on January 14 is an introduction to the museum’s docent program and how to interpret exhibits. The public is invited to attend the first class to decide if they want to continue and become docents at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.

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    A Studio Open House, Tour, & Sale with Artist Kevin A. Short

    Kevin A. Short, the artist whose show The Peaceful Sea is currently on display in the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater, will hold a unique event at the museum—a combination of a studio open house, personal exhibit tours, and sale of his work—on Saturday, December 3, from 5-7pm. This special evening program is a culmination of Kevin’s exhibit at the museum, following his successful and well-received exhibit opening, an art class on the patio (October 23), and a talk at the Santa Barbara Yacht Club.

  • Paddling the tomol
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    “Chumash Maritime History—Past, Present, & Future” As told by Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar)

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Chumash Maritime History—Past, Present, & Future,” as told by Chumash Elder Puchuk Ya’ia’c (Alan Salazar), on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the museum. As a founding member of the Chumash Maritime Association and one of the group’s most experienced paddlers, Salazar will share his knowledge of the history of the ocean plank canoes, known as tomols.

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    The American Launch of GRAJAGAN Surfing in the Tiger’s Lair: G-Land 1872-1984 With local author Mike Ritter & publisher John Ogden

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) will host the U.S. launch of another surfing story, Mike Ritter and Jack McCoy’s recently released book, GRAJAGAN - Surfing in the Tiger’s Lair: 1872-1984, with a book signing event on Friday, November 18 from 6-8pm. This event, which is free and open to the public, coincides with Australia-based Cyclops Productions’ introduction of its ocean and surfing related titles to American audiences.

  • Are They Coming In?
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    A Painting Workshop with Artist Kevin A. Short Sunday, October 23, 2022, 1-4pm

    Kevin A. Short, the artist whose show The Peaceful Sea is currently on display in the SBMM gallery and Munger Theater, will teach a class on the museum's patio on Sunday, October 23, from 1-4pm. This class is open to all levels and Kevin will be teaching on an individual level at each participant’s easel or table. Topics that will be covered include color, color harmony, how to design a painting, and how to mix paint.

  • Central Coast Ocean Adventures & the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler
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    Central Coast Ocean Adventures & the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Central Coast Ocean Adventures & the Tall Ship Mystic Whaler” on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 7 pm. This in-person lecture by Christine Healy and Michael Sheehy, of Central Coast Ocean Adventures (CCOA), will share the story of the tall ship Mystic Whaler, her voyage from Connecticut to California and the plans for her future. 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.

  • Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS):  A Conference for Junior and Senior High School Girls
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    Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS): A Conference for Junior and Senior High School Girls

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) has announced that the Girls in Ocean Science (GiOS) Conference, returning for its second year, has been expanded to two days of programming. The conference is scheduled for Saturday, October 1, 2022, for students in grades 6-8, and for Sunday, October 2, 2022 for those in grades 9-12. Program activities will take place from 9am-3pm each day.

  • Museum Day September 17
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Announces Free Admission on Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Saturday, September 17, 2022

    Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day is back, and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is announcing its participation again for this year. Museum Day is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide free entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day ticket on Saturday, September 17, 2022—and this year SBMM is again one of those museums. In fact, it is the only one in Santa Barbara to do so. SBMM will be open to Smithsonian ticket holders and all others that day from 10am-5pm.

  • Charles Vinick and Keiko the Whale
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    “Whales Without Walls: The Whale Sanctuary Project” A Presentation by Charles Vinick

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) presents “Whales Without Walls: The Whale Sanctuary Project” on Thursday, September 15, 2022, at 7 pm PDT. This in-person lecture by Charles Vinick, Executive Director of the Whale Sanctuary Project, 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. Register at: https://sbmm.org/santa-barbara-event/ and become a member at https://sbmm.org/membership/

  • Catalina Landscape
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    Catalina Island Conservancy: 50 Years of Island Stewardship

    Trust president Tony Budrovich shares Catalina Island’s storied past and bright future on the occasion of the conservancy’s golden anniversary

  • The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short
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    The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short

    Continuing its celebration of coastal living, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) is thrilled to present The Peaceful Sea: Paintings by Kevin A. Short, an exhibition featuring more than 30 seascapes and ocean-themed landscapes by the renowned contemporary painter and Santa Barbara native. Thanks to the generous support of Mimi Michaelis, June G. Outhwaite Charitable Trust, Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, the Wood-Claeyssens Foundation, and American Rivera Bank, the presentation will be on view to the public from August 11 through December 31, 2022.

  • Sea Glass Jewelry & Art
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    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Hosting Summer Sea Glass Pop-Up Event

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), in cooperation with the Sea Glass and Ocean Arts Festival, is hosting the last summer Sea Glass Pop-Up on Saturday, August 13, 2022, on the museum’s patio overlooking the Harbor. This event is free and open to the public from 10 am-5 pm. The Santa Barbara Sea Glass & Ocean Arts Festival, which is traditionally held each year in September, has been cancelled for 2022. Its organizers will hold an event at the Carpinteria Arts Center on November 19, 2022, but sea glass aficionados and collectors needn’t wait so long.

  • 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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