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Tuesday, August 27th at 5:00 p.m.

Did She, or Didn’t She?
Mysteries of the Lone Woman of San Nicolas Island revealed!

“Juana Maria ,” by portrait artist Holli Harmon, based on original descriptions of her appearance and attire

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PRESENTED BY: John Johnson, Ph.D. Curator of Anthropology, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and Susan Morris, Historical Researcher

Was she or wasn’t she the ‘Lone Woman’ of San Nicolas Island? Recent archaeological discoveries and historical research on Juana Maria, the main character in Scott O’Dell’s children’s classic, Island of the Blue Dolphins, shed light on her true story. John Johnson, Ph.D. and colleague Susan Morris will share new details they’ve uncovered which help us to understand why she may have remained on San Nicolas Island — perhaps not so alone as previously believed.

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(Doors open at 4:00 p.m. for an Open House prior to the talk)
Suggested donation $5.00 — Children & Educators are FREE
RSVP (805) 688-7889

3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 Solvang, CA

September 8, 2019

A film that inspires to protect and preserve our land and it's trails

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November 8-10, 2019

Witness the Vaquero Spirit Today!
Fine Western & Collectable Items For Sale

Bits, spurs, saddles, chaps, braided rawhide, silver ornamentation, fine art and Vaquero memorabilia. Traditional Vaquero Horsemanship demonstrations Saturday and Sunday!

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.

3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 Solvang, CA