Museum News

2022 Calendar

A limited supply of 2022 calendars are now available for a donation of $20.00 each. The calendar has photos of 12 of the finest saddles made by Santa Barbara saddle makers and owned by such famous residents as Dwight Murphy and others.  All dating back as far as 1850.  Purchase direct at the Carriage Museum […]

Spirit of America

Harold Shelton, born 1918, was an acclaimed American artist known for his oil paintings, but it was Shelton’s bronzes depicting the American West that truly impressed. This bronze titled “Spirit of America” was also donated by Union Bank and is a very limited edition by The National Heritage Collectors Society now known as Great American […]

Dylan Peterson Joins Carriage Museum

Dylan recently joined the board of the Carriage Museum as assistance curator. He graduated from Santa Barbara High School in 1995 and received a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from UCSB in 2004.  Shortly thereafter he acquired his Master’s degree in biochemistry.  He has  published multiple research papers on Alzheimer’s disease but he is currently the […]

Joe De Yong: A Life in the West

About the Book “Joe De Yong: A Life in the West” is the story of a passionate cowboy’s life in the America West during the first part of the last century. Over ten years of research has revealed the life of a relatively unknown artist/illustrator who started out to be “just a cowboy.” Turns out, […]

Queen of the Mountain

The Carriage Museum has completed restoration of the Tecolote 15 passenger mountain wagon and it will be in up coming  Old Spanish Days Fiesta Parade.. Also known as a Yellowstone Coach, it has open sides for sightseeing. The coach was used in national parks to carry visitors and hotel guests on leisurely tours through the […]