Museum News

Old Spanish Days Trophy Saddles

HAVE YOU SEEN ONE OF THESE WON ONE OR OWN ONE. The carriage Museum is doing research on all of the saddles built from the 1920 thru 1988. The Makers were Visalia Stock Saddle company, Jedlickas Dick May Saddlery and Juan Laura Saddlery. Saddles were made fully carved and the Old Spanish Days Logo carved […]

Morgan Peterson

Morgan Peterson is now a board member of the Carriage Museum. He is in charge of our Technology functions and is currently working on our YouTube Channel. Morgan is director of IT at CompuVison located in Santa Barbara. Morgan has been with the company for over 20 years.  He is also the son of Tom […]

Dylan Peterson President

Dylan Peterson is now President of the museum. 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 Academic Coordinator for 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 […]