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  • IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY: SCAPE Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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    IMAGES OF OUR MARITIME COMMUNITY: SCAPE Art Show and Sale to Benefit the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

    The Southern California Artists Painting for the Environment (SCAPE) and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM) are cohosting Images of Our Maritime Community, an exhibit and sale of fine art on Wednesday and Thursday, July 24 & 25. This event will feature the work of more than 150 artists and their views of our ocean, coastal vistas and Santa Barbara’s maritime life and benefit SBMM. Artwork may be viewed and purchased online at sbmm.org/public-events/scape beginning July 1, 2019. Additional artwork will be available at the show.

  • Diving the Island of Stone Money: The pristine reefs and fascinating history of Yap: Lecture by Steven Trainoff, Ph.D.
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    Diving the Island of Stone Money: The pristine reefs and fascinating history of Yap: Lecture by Steven Trainoff, Ph.D.

    Yap is a member of the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean, a state within the Federated States of Micronesia. It is also known as the Island of Stone Money due to its curious history of using giant stone coins as the medium of trade. It has a rich cultural and maritime history and is surrounded by healthy, vibrant reefs. We invite you to come hear a little about this fascinating place and the rare and beautiful sea creatures that call it home.

  • SBMM’s Annual Kardboard Kayak Race: A Family Fun Event!
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    SBMM’s Annual Kardboard Kayak Race: A Family Fun Event!

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is excited about hosting the 17th annual Kardboard Kayak Race Team Challenge, in conjunction with Semana Nautica.

  • UMIJOO: Book Reading & Signing with Author Casson Trenor
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    UMIJOO: Book Reading & Signing with Author Casson Trenor

    Umijoo, a newly released children’s book, written by Casson Trenor and beautifully illustrated by Caia Koopman, is about ocean conservation. A 72-page fully hand-painted story, Umijoo is about a curious girl who, with the help of a little magic, journeys deep underwater and learns about love, responsibility, and balance from her undersea adventures. It targets ages 8-11, but the art and themes are designed to enchant readers of all ages.

  • WORLD OCEANS DAY
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    WORLD OCEANS DAY

    Celebrate World Oceans Day with hands-on family activities; create Love Letters to the Sea postcards acting as a voice for the ocean; visit an interactive display of puppet characters’ to make self-created videos for social media answering questions like ‘how do you ignite people to care about protecting the ocean’; enjoy other fun activities with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, Heal the Ocean, and bureo (Jenga® Ocean™ the first board game made from recycled fishing nets), and speak with an expert from the Channel Islands National Park.

  • Recovery and Demise of Marine Protected Areas in the Channel Islands: Lecture by Dirk Rosen
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    Recovery and Demise of Marine Protected Areas in the Channel Islands: Lecture by Dirk Rosen

    Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands pioneered the implementation of networked Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in 2003. This bold California conservation mandate eventually resulted in creation of the 124 networked reserves we have statewide today, the largest such network. Marine Applied Research & Exploration (MARE), a non-profit, was formed to fill the knowledge gap in deep-sea ecosystems through deployment of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

  • The Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus Lecture by Melissa Baffa
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    The Adventure of a Lifetime: Exploring the Deep Sea Aboard the E/V Nautilus Lecture by Melissa Baffa

    Despite their vast importance throughout human history, only about 5% of the world’s oceans have been studied in great detail. Join Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Development Officer Melissa Baffa as she shares stories of her adventures serving as a Lead Science Communication Fellow with the Ocean Exploration Trust, exploring the deep sea alongside pioneering ocean explorer Dr. Robert Ballard. In 2015 she accompanied Dr. Ballard to the Galapagos Rift Zone during his first trip back to the hydrothermal vents he discovered in 1977.

  • Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition  Exhibit Opening & Reception
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    Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition Exhibit Opening & Reception

    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its latest exhibit, Rum Running, Sailors & Prohibition. Many of the exhibited items are on loan from the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Additional artifacts and material highlight local rum running in Santa Barbara, one of the busiest places in California during Prohibition. The exhibit tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara.

  • Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana A presentation by Robin Lloyd
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    Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana A presentation by Robin Lloyd

    Harbor of Spies: A Novel of Historic Havana is an historical suspense novel set in Cuba at the height of the Civil War. Havana, one of the most important foreign ports for the Confederacy, was then alive with blockade runners, spies and slave traders. The protagonist is a deeply conflicted young man who was kicked out of the Naval Academy in the middle of the Civil War and who goes to Cuba to find a way forward.

  • Family Night at the Maritime Museum: Channel Islands
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    Family Night at the Maritime Museum: Channel Islands

    Family Night allows families an exclusive evening at the Museum, and brings family members of all ages together to participate in a variety of interactive learning activities. At the Museum’s popular Family Nights, children and parents can visit the Museum’s exhibits and engage in various arts and crafts led by local Art Educators, all while learning about the history of the Santa Barbara Channel. This special event's activities will include:
    --Sea Glass, Charmed Bangles
    --Kelp Discovery
    --Ocean Futures
    --Face painting

  • Great Whites & Mermaids  The Underwater Photography of Ralph A. Clevenger
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    Great Whites & Mermaids The Underwater Photography of Ralph A. Clevenger

    What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a date with “Great Whites & Mermaids?” A look back at some of Ralph Clevenger’s underwater adventures over the past 45 years, including an in-depth view of the underwater photography course he taught at Brooks Institute of Photography. Clevenger will show portfolios and share stories of his commercial assignments, stock photography, and personal work.

  • The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum needs Volunteers! New Docent Training Program  Classes Beginning
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    The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum needs Volunteers! New Docent Training Program Classes Beginning

    Docents are key at the Maritime Museum! They help with school fieldtrips, guide adult tours, and interpret exhibits. Training, support, and flexible hours allow Docents to gain needed skills and knowledge while having fun by:
    • Crewing on SBMM’s flagship vessel Ranger;
    • Greeting visitors from around the world at our Museum & Visitor’s Center;
    • Assisting with special events, including exhibit openings, art receptions & community festivals; and
    • Sharing information about our local maritime heritage with tours and outreach.

  • BIG WEDNESDAY: 40th Anniversary Celebration and Behind the Making of the Film, a presentation by Denny Aaberg
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    BIG WEDNESDAY: 40th Anniversary Celebration and Behind the Making of the Film, a presentation by Denny Aaberg

    The program will include:
    • A one-hour reception with live music by The Wrinkled Teenagers, featuring Denny Aaberg, Simone Reddingius and Tony Humecke, performing their eclectic set of classic 60s surf tunes and upbeat originals.
    • Little Wednesday, a 10-minute Super 8 film with close-ups of the Big Wednesday cast and director, on location in 1977.
    • Cactus Wagon, a 10-minute film that follows Big Wednesday star, Jan-Michael Vincent, on a surfing trip to lower Baja, to heal his disappointment after the film’s initial poor showing at the box office.

  • Origami for an Interdependent World Artist Lecture with Robert Salazar
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    Origami for an Interdependent World Artist Lecture with Robert Salazar

    Robert Salazar, an origami artist and wildlife activist from Santa Barbara, will speak about origami’s metamorphic nature and how harmony is readily accessible, even among the thousands of complex interdependent folds—ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to several feet in length—that might inhabit a simple sheet of paper, to create something beautiful.

    Salazar will introduce the audience to each of his original works on exhibit, their origins, and the stories of the maritime wildlife and people they portray.

  • Origami for an Interdependent World Artist Lecture with Robert Salazar
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    Origami for an Interdependent World Artist Lecture with Robert Salazar

    Robert Salazar, an origami artist and wildlife activist from Santa Barbara, will speak about origami’s metamorphic nature and how harmony is readily accessible, even among the thousands of complex interdependent folds—ranging in size from a fraction of an inch to several feet in length—that might inhabit a simple sheet of paper, to create something beautiful.

    Salazar will introduce the audience to each of his original works on exhibit, their origins, and the stories of the maritime wildlife and people they portray.

  • A City at War: Chicago Film Screening
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    A City at War: Chicago Film Screening

    Just prior to America’s involvement in World War II, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) called on the country to become “an arsenal of democracy,” to start producing war material to help defeat the Axis powers. Through first-hand accounts, declassified films, and period images, A City at War: Chicago explores how the Windy City answered that call, and how a friendship between FDR and Chicago mayor Ed Kelly helped to set everything in motion.

  • Face-to-Face with the Great Whites Photography by Ralph Clevenger Art Exhibit Opening and Artist’s Reception
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    Face-to-Face with the Great Whites Photography by Ralph Clevenger Art Exhibit Opening and Artist’s Reception

    Face-to-Face with the Great Whites is an exhibition of fine-art photography and videos of Great White Sharks off the coasts of Australia and Mexico.

  • Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor and Seafood Festival
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    Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor and Seafood Festival

    Wine & Seafood Pairing during the Harbor and Seafood Festival
    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM)

    Where: SBMM Patio, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
    When: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12 noon – 3pm
    Cost: $30 Advanced Tickets & SBMM Members
    $40 Day-of Ticket Sales
    Purchase: www.sbmm.org or (805) 456-8747

    Sponsored by Pacific Premier Bank

  • The History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel--Opening Reception
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    The History of Oil in the Santa Barbara Channel--Opening Reception

    Naturally occurring oil and asphalt seeps close to Summerland were known to the native Chumash peoples who used asphaltum from this area for thousands of years. From 1890-1898, asphalt from Goleta, Carpenteria, and More Mesa was mined and shipped around the country. In fact, some of the historic streets of New Orleans are paved with tar from the Alcatraz Asphalt Company’s mine on land in Goleta, now part of UCSB.

  • Family Night at the Maritime Museum: Back to School
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    Family Night at the Maritime Museum: Back to School

    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum’s Education Department encourages the curiosity of children through the use of interactive exhibits, experiential learning and community outreach programs with a special emphasis on California’s maritime history. At the Museum’s popular Family Nights, children and parents can visit the Museum’s exhibits, have their faces painted, enjoy building maritime-themed Lego projects, and engage in various arts and crafts for all ages led by local artists, all while learning about the ocean and maritime history.

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