The mission of the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is to preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of human experience in California’s Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast by informing, educating, inspiring and engaging Museum guests of all ages and backgrounds.
The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum presents exhibitions and public programs that interpret past events and illuminate the diverse communities of California’s Central Coast. The Museum actively acquires and holds in its care collections relating to the region’s heritage and provides a venue to showcase private collections and traveling exhibitions. The Museum serves as a center for research, education, and lifelong learning by delivering quality programs that encourage knowledge, understanding, discussion, and appreciation of our varied cultures. By honoring the record of life in the Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast, we preserve these legacies for our children.