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Presented by John Copeland, Producer and SYVHM Board Member

September 29, 2019

The Way West: A Nation Complete from Sea to Sea

This episode of the Wild West deals with the visionaries who conceived of spanning the country with transportation, communications, stage coaching, the construction of the transcontinental railroad and an oft over-looked aspect of western travel, riverboats. And offers a glimpse of the experiences of those hardy souls who crossed the country via stagecoaches, trains and river boats. The talk, after the screening. will focus on The Way West: A Nation Complete from Sea to Sea.

    National Trust for Historic Preservation

    California Historical Society American Association of Museums

    American Association for State and Local HistoryWestern Museums Association

  California Association of Museums



John Gast was a Prussian-born painter, printer and lithographer. He is most famous for cover painting American Progress, an allegory of "Manifest Destiny" that was widely disseminated in chromolithographic prints.


$15 Members, $20 Non Members

Wayfarers and Wanderers


Tuesday October 22, 2019 ~ 5:00-6:30 pm

at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Parks-Janeway Carriage House

Meet President and Mrs. Abraham Lincoln: hear about the his Senate and Presidential campaigns in a deeply divided 1860's America.

Acclaimed Lincoln historian John Voehl is Lincoln himself, and wife Pamela Voehl is Mrs. Lincoln.

A Q&A session and a reception will follow the program.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library of Santa Ynez Valley
& Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum.

The event is free to the public-as seating is limited
please reserve a spot online or by calling the library at 805-688-4214.


Presented by John Copeland, Producer and SYVHM Board Member

October 27, 2019
Townspeople: Taming the West


November 8-10, 2019

Witness the Vaquero Spirit Today!
Fine Western & Collectable Items For Sale

Bits, spurs, saddles, chaps, braided rawhide, silver ornamentation, fine art and Vaquero memorabilia. Traditional Vaquero Horsemanship demonstrations Saturday and Sunday!

The annual Vaquero Show & Sale is a three day event that honors the lifestyle and renowned horsemanship of the California Vaquero (cowboy). Vaqueros developed on the expansive cattle ranchos of Central California during the Spanish/Mexican Colonial period. They blended classic European horsemanship and the ‘rough and ready’ riding style of early California ranchers which evolved into a distinctive style of apparel, tack, saddles and other unique horse equipment.

3596 Sagunto Street, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 Solvang, CA