Arts, Culture, and Humanities

SANTA BARBARA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION

  • Santa Barbara, CA
  • www.sbthp.org

Mission Statement

The mission of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is to preserve, restore, reconstruct, and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County. SBTHP's vision is to bring alive the history of Santa Barbara for present and future generations.

Since its incorporation as a non-profit organization in 1963, the primary long-range goal of SBTHP has been the reconstruction of El Presidio de Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara's 18th century birthplace and the fourth and final military fortress constructed by the Spanish along the coast of Alta California. About the size of a city block in the center of town, El Presidio is currently the only restored Presidio in California and serves as a living history site interpreting the Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage of Santa Barbara for students, the local community, and visitors throughout the country and around the world.




Service Areas

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California

ruling year

1965

Principal Officer

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Anne Petersen Ph.D.

Keywords

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history, museum, preservation, research, santa barbara, presidio, spanish, military, mexican, education, archaeology, cultural, resource, california, Spanish, reconstruction

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Also Known As

SBTHP

EIN

95-6111696

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

History Museums (A54)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation's programs include ongoing archaeological research at the Trust's three main sites: El Presidio de Santa Barbara, Casa de la Guerra, and the Santa Ines Mission Mills. The Trust also features a research center which helps assure the historical integrity of the restoration and reconstruction of the Presidio and is a source for historical information on early California history for the public. The Trust also features a stellar education department that seeks to present and encourage enjoyment of the historical and cultural resources of the Trust to the broadest possible audience through various free community events, including: a lecture series, youth summer camp, living history days, and a variety of cultural craft activities. The Trust also sponsors a series of scholarly lectures and special fundraising events throughout the year.

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SANTA BARBARA TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Leadership

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Principal Officer

Anne Petersen Ph.D.

BIO

Dr. Anne Petersen has been dedicated to the management of historic sites and museums for more that fifteen years. Before becoming Executive Director in 2016, Dr. Petersen worked for SBTHP for sixteen years, during which time she served as Curator, and was then promoted to Associate Director for Historical Resources. She also served as a board member and past-president of the Goleta Valley Historical Society. Dr. Petersen holds a Master of Arts in American Civilization and Museum Studies from Brown University and a Doctorate in Public History from UCSB. In addition, she is a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration sponsored by the American Association of State and Local History.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Terease Chin

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