Carriage and Western Art Museum News

New Acquisition – Chas Mead

This is a very early and rare saddle made in the 1850s by Chas H. Mead out of San Francisco.  Chas was born in New York City in 1814 and moved to California in the 1850s.  He set up his saddle shop on the corner of Front and Jackson St. in San Francisco and remained […]

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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 […]

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May 7th – Duncan Renaldo Day “The Cisco Kid”

On May 7th, 1977 Santa Barbara County officially declared May 7th “Duncan Renaldo Day”.  To read more about The Cisco Kid click HERE

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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 […]

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Frederic Remington bronze statue now at Museum

The Frederic Remington bronze statue, “Off the Range (Coming Through the Rye)”, was donated to the museum by Union Bank through our board member Angela Miller-Bevan.  This large bronze statue was created by Remington in 1902 and cast in 1903.  This was the largest and most complex bronze statue he ever made.  This statue is […]

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