Elected officials and Museum supporters joined forces the morning of September 8th to break ground at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, officially marking the beginning of eight months of renovations to rejuvenate this local landmark.
President & CEO Luke Swetland addressed the crowd and provided a history of the Centennial Campaign Project, before inviting James Yee, interim tribal chairman of the Barbareño Band of Chumash Indians, to perform a special Chumash blessing. Board Chair Bobbie Kinnear and Honorary Trustee and Centennial Campaign Chair Palmer Jackson, Jr. also shared a few words about the project.
About the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Founded in 1916, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History strives to instill a passion for learning and discovery among its patrons. The museum aims to build relationships with the Santa Barbara community as well as encourage members and all visitors to seek a better understanding of the world around them. For more information, call (805) 682-4711 or visit www.sbnature.org.