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Wild West Camp 2018

It's time to saddle up and have some fun this summer at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum's Wild West Camp.

Kids will experience the crafts and culture of a bygone era during this one-of-a-kind camp. They will enjoy this Western themed program filled with fun activities that create memories, new skills and friendships.

Learn the ways of the Old West:

  • Learn and play like pioneer kids
  • Daily camp trail cooking--
    Prepare cowboy stew and cobbler lunch
  • Old fashioned crafts and games
  • Develop archery skills
  • Live farm animals visit camp
  • Native American art and music
  • Learn about our native plants
  • Special guests and lots more!

  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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  Become a Member
  Volunteer Opportunities

Important facts about Camp:

  • Daily week long session, 9 am - 1 pm
  • Age appropriate activities
  • Individual attention
  • Fun, caring counselors
  • Lots of fresh air and outdoor activities
  • Snacks and beverages provided
  • Professional archery lesson provided
  • Camp t-shirt and bandana provided
  • For kids 7 - 11 years old

Sign up today! Wild West Camp is for boys and girls looking for a unique, fun-filled week that they will remember for a lifetime.

Wild West Camp - 7 – 11 yr olds
Wild West Camp - 7–11 yr olds

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East Meets West: A collectors choice

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
invites you to the opening of

East Meets West: A Collectors’ Choice
19th and 20th Century Kimono, Obi, and More

This exceptional exhibition tells the story of the Japanese Kimono tradition from the very insular Japanese culture to its integration with the West during the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.

This rare display of exquisite works of art in textiles will include both Samurai and Japanese Kimono whose workmanship, detail, and design will never be replicated.

Exhibition Preview Party

Sunday April 8th       4:00 pm

Members: $40 per person
Non Members: $50 per person

Join us for an evening of fresh sushi, authentic Japanese appetizers, sake and an unforgettable performance by Japanese taiko drum group, Togen Daiko. This exciting event will include private tours of the galleries with the collectors.

Reservations required please.

805.688.7889 or

Exhibit Preview Reception

Shibori Event – May 24

Information Coming Soon!

Tea Ceremony – June 24

Information Coming Soon!

Fiesta in the Vines 2018

Saturday, June 2    ~  5-10 pm

The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is pleased to announce “Fiesta in the Vines” 2018. This Summer Fiesta Fundraiser will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 5-10 pm at the gorgeous Pence Vineyards & Winery.

Guests will be welcomed by a Mariachi band and shuttled to the Canyon Bowl for wine tasting, beverages and appetizers. A special Fiesta Buffet will be served in the Canyon Horseshoe Amphitheatre followed by a live auction of fabulous items.

Following the auction live entertainment will be provided by Flying Fish/Rounder recording artists, Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan.

Ticket prices are $125 for Museum members and $150 for non-members. 

Fiesta In the Vines

RSVP by May 18, 2018 by calling the Museum at 805-688-7889. Reservations may also be made at

For questions call Laini Jacobsen at 805-688-7889.

Fiesta attire encouraged & Ranch footwear suggested!