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A three part "The Wild West" Series (1866-1891) moderated by John Copeland, "the Producer’s producer" based on the book, "The Wild West" and the ten episode television series that accompanied it. All talks will have included vivid film footage to bring the Wild West alive before your eyes.

Please join award winning John Copeland for engaging and informative interactive talks.

  Facility Rental
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  Golden Age of Women's
    Equestrian Wear
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  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

Thursday, August 24, 2017       5:30 pm

The Settlers of the West and Important Role of Pioneer Women

Museum Members $10.00
Non Museum Members $15.00

Settlers of the West August 24, 2017


Thursday, September 21, 2017, 5:30 pm

The Iconic Cowboy: Truth or Fiction

Museum Members $10.00
Non Museum Members $15.00

The Iconic Cowboy September 21, 2017


Thursday, October 26, 2017 5:30 pm

The Indians

Museum Members $10.00
Non Museum Members $15.00

The Indians October 26, 2017


“The Golden Age of Women’s Equestrian Wear, an homage to the women of the Santa Ynez Valley.”

Exhibit opening soon!






Friday, November 10–Sunday, November 12, 2017

Events include Friday Evening Preview Party & Gala Dinner,
Full Weekend Show & Live Vaquero Roping Demonstrations

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.

Schedule and more information coming soon!


Vaquero Show - Susie tries on Chaps