Learn about the fascinating history of Santa Barbara at Founding Day marks Santa Barbara’s 232nd birthday. The festivities occur on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at 123 East Canon Perdido Street. This complimentary event will include a reenactment of the original founding ceremony, early California dance and music, pottery, Chumash storytelling, adobe brick making, archaeology, and more.
Santa Barbara has a rich and fascinating history, which began when it was first settled by Native Americans nearly 13,000 years ago. This group of Native Americans came to be known as the Chumash. The Chumash have a long history engrained in the culture of Santa Barbara. The Chumash inhabited the areas now known as San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles. The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation is a helpful resource that helps promote awareness regarding the history of Santa Barbara.
Hotel Milo is the perfect starting place to begin to explore the rich history and vibrant landscape of Santa Barbara. Whether you’re looking for historic architecture or simply want to hike to through the numerous trails, you’re sure to stumble upon a unique piece of history during your stay here.