Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage of Santa Barbara
The Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society invites the community to opening of their exhibit “Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage of Santa Barbara, 1870s – 1970s” on Sunday, May 7. This free event will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Sahyun Genealogical Library at 316 Castillo Street in Santa Barbara.
“The Santa Barbara Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Exhibit will be a journey to discovery that we can experience together,” said Melinda Yamane Crawford, Genealogical Society member and Co-Chair of the Society’s Exhibit Committee. “We are delighted to welcome the community to learn more about our local Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino families and their many contributions to the rich and colorful history of Santa Barbara.”
Visitors to the event will enjoy historical accounts, photos, and artifacts from local AAPI families, a Chinese tea service, a Japanese choir singing and playing the tone chimes, and Bonsai trimming demonstrations. There will also be booths from community organizations, genealogy research assistance, appetizers, and more.
You can learn more on the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society web site at: https://sbgen.org/.