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  • Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Reopens El Presidio
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    Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation Reopens El Presidio

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) has reopened El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, located at 123 E.
  • José de la Guerra’s Commerce with Asia and Liverpool at Mexican Independence
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    José de la Guerra’s Commerce with Asia and Liverpool at Mexican Independence

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation will host Marie Christine Duggan, Ph.D of Keene State College discussing José Antonio de la Guerra y Noriega, who was the nephew of a powerful merchant in Mexico City. In 1798, his uncle put him in to California’s supply line, probably to obtain otter hides for export to Asia. When Spain ceased to finance the colony in 1810, De la Guerra guided California’s economy into trade with Manila, San Blas, Lima, Manila, Canton and Liverpool.

    Register for the webinar here >> bit.ly/DLGcommerce

  • An UNcommonplace American Town
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    An UNcommonplace American Town

    Sheila Lodge will discuss her forthcoming book, An UNcommonplace American Town: How Thoughtful Planning Shaped a City, about how Santa Barbara became the community that it is through planning. She will describe the many battles it sometimes took and the process that was developed to make the critical decisions. Because of her personal involvement in the struggles, her book is partially a memoir.

    This event is co-hosted by the UCSB History Associates.

    Register for the webinar here >> bit.ly/UNcommonplace

  • Archaeology of Japanese Incarceration
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    Archaeology of Japanese Incarceration

    Koji Lau-Ozawa, of the Stanford University Anthropology Department, will explore his research examining the intersecting realms of landscapes, diaspora, material culture, and memory - along with his work connecting the WWII Gila River Incarceration Camp and Santa Barbara's Nihonmachi (Japantown).

    This is the third and final part of SBTHP's Advances in Preservation & Archaeology of Asian American Places lecture series. All events are free, via Zoom.

    Register for the webinar here >> bit.ly/Kojilecture

  • Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project
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    Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project

    Dr. Barbara Voss, Director of Archaeology for the Chinese Railroad Workers of North America Project at Stanford University, and associates will screen Making Ties: The Cangdong Village Project and host a panel discussion on the film and the contributions of Chinese to the American West, specifically the transcontinental railroad.

    This is part two of three of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation's Advances in Preservation & Archaeology of Asian American Places lecture series. All events are free, via Zoom.

  • Preserving the Harada House
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    Preserving the Harada House

    Lisa Masengale, Curator of Historic Structures for the City of Riverside's Museum Department, will discuss the importance of the Harada House to Japanese American history and their ongoing work to conserve, restore, and stabilize the building. The house was the focus of a critical application of the California Alien Land Law of 1913, which prevented foreigners who were ineligible for citizenship from owning property. The state of California attempted to seize the property from the family in California v.

  • Dia de los Muertos Craft Day
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    Día de los Muertos Craft Day

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation 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 Latino families, bringing together parents and children to create holiday artwork. The participants make decorations such as tissue paper flowers, tin art, and of course sugar skulls. Traditional Mexican refreshments — pan de muerto and Mexican hot chocolate — are served.

    Sponsored by the Towbes Foundation.

  • Asian American Neighborhood Festival
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    Asian American Neighborhood Festival

    The Asian American Neighborhood Festival is an outdoor event celebrating Asian American heritage at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. 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.

  • Founding Day Festival
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    Founding Day Festival

    Commemorate 237 years of history at the birthplace of Santa Barbara, El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park. Celebrate the history of Santa Barbara at the Founding Day Festival, featuring Presidio Neighborhood businesses and local entertainment in the heart of downtown. Enjoy a reenactment of the original Founding Ceremony held in 1782 and other family activities across the Presidio grounds.

  • Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight a FREE 1st Thursday Event
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    Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight a FREE 1st Thursday Event

  • Una Noche de Las Posadas
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    Una Noche de Las Posadas

    Las Posadas (The Inns) commemorates Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem and their nine-day search for shelter as it was once celebrated in Early California. Una Noche de Las Posadas, a one-night version of the celebration, begins with traditional Spanish holiday songs performed in the candlelit Presidio Chapel by El Coro del Real Presidio de Santa Bárbara. Guests are invited to join the choir in a procession led by children portraying an angel, Joseph, and Mary, along with their small burro as they stroll and sing their way to State Street and into De la Guerra Plaza.

  • Asian American Film Series Double Feature: Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers & The Chinese Exclusion Act
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    Asian American Film Series Double Feature: Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers & The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).

    The Chinese Exclusion Act sheds a light on the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture.

    Q & A after screening with Alex S. Fabros Jr.

  • Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
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    Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Oscar-nominated!

    This riveting, award-winning documentary tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial force the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle. (2016, 1hr 30min, Directed by Steve James)

  • Asian American Film Series: Meditation Park
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    Asian American Film Series: Meditation Park

    In this “love letter to Asian moms,” a devoted wife and mother (Pei Pei) is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds another woman’s underwear in his laundry. (2017, 1 hr 34 min, Directed by Mina Shum)

    Q & A after screening TBA

    *A Pre-film box meal will be available for $8 starting at 6 PM. Call (805) 961-5367 or email [email protected] to reserve a box.

    Doors Open 6 PM | Screening 7 PM | Reception to Follow

    Alhecama Theatre, 215 A, E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara

  • Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
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    Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

    This gripping documentary tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui. The first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, Yasui initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that lead to the incarceration of over 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. Yasui spent 9 months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him. After the war, he moved to Denver and continued to defend human and civil rights.

  • Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight - 1st Thursday Event
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    Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight - 1st Thursday Event

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park as part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday.

  • Taiko Drummers by Fritz Olenberger
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    Asian American Neighborhood Festival

    This free, family-friendly event hosted by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the history and cultures of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio Neighborhood. Learn about a number of Asian cultures through live performances, local artists, food trucks, and hands-on activities.

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    Californio: Lecture and Book Signing by Darlene Craviotto

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present Californio, a lecture and book signing by Darlene Craviotto on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Alhecama Theatre (914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara). Admission is free for members of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation; there is a $5 suggested donation for non-members. A reception will follow the lecture.

  • Still from My Life in China
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    My Life in China

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for My Life in China, the third film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    In the documentary My Life in China, a story of migration is passed down from father to son, as filmmaker Kenneth Eng and his father retrace the precarious steps his father took in search of a better life; ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American? (2014, 1 hour 21 minutes, directed by Kenneth Eng)

    Q&A with Director Kenneth Eng will follow the screening.

  • Comfort
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    Comfort

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for Comfort, the second film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    In Comfort, a late night courier boy agrees to pick up the feisty daughter of an important client. The two youngsters form a close connection and spend two nights exploring LA’s local food scene while their romance blossoms. (2015, 1 hour 43 minutes, directed by William Lu)

    Q&A with Director William Lu, Producer Mark Heidelberger, and actor Chris Dinh will follow the screening.

    Watch the trailer: https://vimeo.com/185177893

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