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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Collections

Since 1961 the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the unique artifacts and stories that chronicle the history of the Santa Ynez Valley. In support of its mission, the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum has developed permanent exhibits that showcase the history of the Valley beginning with its earliest inhabitants, the Chumash Indians, through the founding and development of its five distinct townships – Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard, Solvang, and Buellton.

The Museum’s archival collection includes books, documents, historical photos and a variety of local ephemera in addition to its exhibits. The collection continues to grow thanks to the support and donations of community members and local historical organizations.

The museum is also home to the renowned Parks-Janeway Carriage House and its extensive collection of outstanding carriages, saddles and horse related gear.

Yosemite Exhibit

  Museum Exhibits
  Carriage House
  Facility Rental
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  East Meets West
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  From Side Saddle
     to Astride
  Vaquero Vision
  If the Shoe Fits
  Borrowed Borein
  Mourning Glory
  The West on Wood
  Dressed to Impress
  Willy Chamberlin Tribute
  Samurai – Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley
  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
  Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade
  Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Volunteer Opportunities