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V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian

The Museum proudly presents

V: The Legacy of Sheila Varian

Thursday, January 29

Buellton Parks Plaza Theater

Wine Reception 6:30 pm ~ Film 7:15 pm

Dive into this inspirational story of one of the world's most revered horse women and breeders. You'll follow her epic journey through adventures, trials, lessons and joys. But most of all, you'll be inspired by what can happen when someone digs deep to follow their calling... and ends up changing the world.

In a twist-and-turn adventure, the film walks viewers through the epic story of Sheila’s life, including never-before-seen footage and pictures from her early years. This is the true story of legendary horse woman Sheila Varian.

Sheila and Evie Tubbs Sweeney, the film producer, will be in attendance.

Located at 515 McMurray Road in Buellton

Admission to the reception and film is $25. Advance purchase is recommended.

Available for purchase here or at the Museum. Call the Museum (805) 688-7889 for more information

Wine Reception & Film

  Facility Rental
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  Shining through the
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  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
  Rolling Through the West
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  Volunteer Opportunities


Genealogy Workshops

“How to Begin Your Genealogical Research”

Thursday, March 5     6:30 pm     Museum

Presentation by Sheila Benedict, Professional Genealogist

Learn how to begin your journey to discovering your ancestry. This presentation presents practical tools for starting and continuing your research along with handouts to help you at home. This professional presentation will demystify the genealogy process, start you on your genealogic search, and provide valuable references and research tools.

This presentation is for anyone who would like to research their ancestry. It is targeted to beginners who have no background in genealogy, though it is a great way to refresh your search skills if you are starting up after time off from your project.

Sheila Benedictis a full time, professional legal, historical, and genealogical researcher and lecturer. She has been a researcher for twenty-five years, a life member and past board member of the National Genealogical Society, past board member and current member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and past President of the California Genealogical Alliance. She is a life member of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. Sheila has been a presenter at NGS and FGS conferences and currently works part-time as the archivist for Mission Santa Inés in Solvang.

"Who Do You Think You Are"

Saturday, March 14 9:30 am

Presentation by Mary E. Hall, Genealogist

An introduction to genetic genealogy (or DNA) and how it works in uncovering family histories and individual genetic makeup. Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring a specific family history question that they want answered or an ancestor they want to know more about (or just learn their identity). Attendees will be encouraged to take a DNA test after the workshop then bring results to a follow up meeting with Ms. Hall.

Mary will discuss how DNA can and cannot help in genealogical research as well as the future benefits this methodology can bring to discovering the human factors that influenced history through the ages.