Architectural Treasures

Architectural Treasures

Catch a peek of the rich historical buildings of the Santa Ynez Valley. The 2019 third grade class of Los Olivos Elementary School has donated their models of historical landmarks such as Mattei’s Tavern, Sides Merchatile and the Mole Hole to be displayed in the 

Tales from Mattei’s Tavern

Tales from Mattei’s Tavern

Meet Felix Mattei as he speaks to guests of his immigration to California and how he helped to create the landscape of the Santa Ynez Valley experience. This new exhibit and reinstallation of the Mattei’s Sidebar Buggy starts the ongoing story of the Santa Ynez 

Art of the Western Saddle

Art of the Western Saddle

The Western saddle was not only a tool of the cowboy and vaquero but a status symbol.  A tooled saddle, a new hat and fancy boots with a decorated shaft were important to the hardy cowboys after a long and dusty cattle drive.  See the 

Museum Exhibits

Museum Exhibits

The Museum has a number of fascinating and ongoing exhibits that spotlight the various valley community histories as well as the permanent, wheeled vehicle exhibit in the Parks-Janeway Carriage House. Interspersed throughout the year are curated exhibits specific to the valley and it’s people and