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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum Collections

Since 1961 the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum has been dedicated to collecting, preserving and exhibiting the unique artifacts and stories that chronicle the history of the Santa Ynez Valley. In support of its mission, the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum has developed permanent exhibits that showcase the history of the Valley beginning with its earliest inhabitants, the Chumash Indians, through the founding and development of its five distinct townships – Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Ballard, Solvang, and Buellton.

The Museum’s archival collection includes books, documents, historical photos and a variety of local ephemera in addition to its exhibits. The collection continues to grow thanks to the support and donations of community members and local historical organizations.

The museum is also home to the renowned Parks-Janeway Carriage House and its extensive collection of outstanding carriages, saddles and horse related gear.


  Museum Exhibits
  Carriage House
  Facility Rental
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  Ed Borein Etchings
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  JN Swanson Paintings
  East Meets West
  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
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