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A monthly collaboration of Santa Ynez Library and the SYV Historical Museum

Sylvia and Aki

by Winifred Conkling

Saturday, April 16  
1 pm
SYV Historical Museum

A free program for children 7-12 and their families

Stories by the Stagecoach brings history to life! Each month we’ll read from an historical novel for children, talk about the young people of that time and place, and do a craft. Afterwards, explore the museum and the historic Santa Ynez library next door.

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Families welcome– please call to reserve a spot!

(805) 688-7889 or email:


  Facility Rental
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  Mourning Glory
  The West on Wood
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  Dressed to Impress
  Willy Chamberlin Tribute
  Samurai Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley
  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
 Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade

   Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Become a Member
  Volunteer Opportunities


EVERY Second Saturday of the month

April 9      11am-4pm

Artists participating in “Art in the Courtyard” offer original, hand-made objects d’art. Booths will be located within the Museum’s beautiful central courtyard and inside the Parks-Janeway Carriage House.

The Second Saturday’s “Art in the Courtyard” events will be a great time to visit Santa Ynez!

Plan to come and browse unique works of art, explore the Museum, and stay to enjoy one of the excellent restaurants located within easy walking distance.

Free Admittance to the Museum during “Art in the Courtyard” Saturdays.











Join us for a Unique Summer Camp Experience at the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum

Featuring Fun, Western Themed Activities for Ages 7 – 11 years

Riding our ponies

Check out our baskets


SESSION I June 27 – July 1

SESSION II July 11 - 15

Have a Blast this Summer!

Learn archery skills from certified instructor, dutch oven cooking in camp trail style, learn new frontier games and crafts, churn your own ice cream, learn Native American songs and crafts, make your own paper, enjoy live farm animals, camp guests and much, much more!

Moms and Dads will like that this camp offers lots of outdoor fresh air and fun!

Our camp counselors are teachers and have developed a fun and creative summer camp that your child will remember for a lifetime. Low camper to counselor ratio; snacks, fun exercise, new friends and more!

Cooking up lunch in a Dutch oven

Happy camper with pony

Two week-long sessions for your lil’ wranglers!

Session I June 27 – July 1 9 am – 1 pm (7 – 11 yr olds) $165/wk
Session II July 11 - 15 9 am – 1 pm (7 – 11 yr olds) $165/wk


Register now by calling the Museum (805) 688-7889 or on-line.

Wild West Camp - 711 yr olds


Required camp documents to be completed by parents
Click links below to download forms

Camper Information Form
Camp Rules Form
Parental Consent Form

The Museum requires that these three downloadable documents be completed by parent or guardian when registering child for camp. The documents can be mailed back to the Museum at:

SYV Historical Museum
P.O. Box 181
Santa Ynez, CA 93460

OR FAX TO: (805) 688-1109
OR DROP BY THE MUSEUM @ 3596 Sagunto St., Santa Ynez



Bruce Sandifer showing
some roping techniques

Checking out the cowboy saddles

Making butter to go
on cowboy cornbread

Stagecoach fun!

Learning about horses

New friends