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Memories Project


The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. In honor of the occasion we are collecting memories from the community about our work, programs, and historic places. We will continue to build this collection, and would like to here from you! For more information about how you can share stories and images with the SBTHP Memories Project, please visit:

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Gordon Sichi Remembers
Photo taken in November 2011 when Gordon led students from Anacapa School in whitewashing the Presidio Northeast Corner. Gordon's memory was captured at SBTHP's 2012 volunteer appreciation lunch.

Kathy Chalfant Remembers
Photo taken during one of Kathy's school group tours at the Presidio. Kathy's memory was captured after a meeting of SBTHP's Education Committee.

Melinda Palacio remembers
Contributed at SBTHP's 2012 volunteer appreciation lunch.

Debby Aceves Remembers
Photo taken behind the Presidio Chapel at the 2012 Annual meeting of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation.

Helen Wong Remembers
Helen Wong, shown here with SBTHP Education Director Karen Anderson

Jim Mills remembers
California State Senator Gary Hart, left, and California State Assemblyman Jack O'Connell, right, on the occasion of presenting, on behalf of the State Legislature, a Joint Resolution of Commendation to the then-President of the Santa Barbara Trust…

Russell Clay Ruiz remembers
Russell C. Ruiz (left) helped lead tours of the Presidio on Saturday mornings dressed in the uniform of the soldado de cuera, along with other members of the Presidio Volunteers, including Pete Aguilar, Lottie McFarland, and Julio Cruz, among others.…

Jeremy Hass remembers
Professor John Kemble's history class from Pomona College in the rear of the Canedo Adobe, 1956. The class was on its way north on a spring break trip with a Gold Rush theme, and stopped by the home of Elmer and Barbara Whittaker, good friends of Dr.…
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