PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pick and Paint at the Santa Ines Mission Mills

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) and the Elverhøj Museum of History & Art are hosting a free Pick & Paint event on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the historic Santa Inés Mission Mills, weather permitting.

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Pick olives or paint and learn about the history of this site. The Mission Mills, adjacent to Old Mission Santa Inés, is part of the Mission Santa Inés National Historic Landmark District and includes an historic grist mill and a fulling mill.

Olive Picking: SBTHP will provide all tools and equipment. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Hat, sunglasses and gardening gloves are advised. Reservation deadline: November 14, call (805) 965-0093 or email

Artist Invitation: Bring your art materials and document olive picking at the historic Santa Inés Mission Mills complex. Learn about the history of the site, meet area artists, join the olive pickers for lunch, and document the beautiful environs surrounding the historic Santa Inés Mission Mills. Reservation deadline: November 14, call (805) 686-1211 or email

Pick & Paint at Santa Inés Mission Mills

Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Date: Saturday, November 17, 2012 (weather permitting)

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Meet and park at the Santa Barbara Bank & Trust rear parking lot (2010 Mission Drive - corner of Mission Drive and Alamo Pintado Road, Solvang)

Please RSVP: (805) 965-0093 or


ABOUT Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP)— The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) works to protect, preserve, restore, reconstruct, and interpret historic sites in Santa Barbara County. Founded in 1963 by Dr. Pearl Chase and other concerned community leaders, SBTHP operates El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park—Santa Barbara’s 18th century birthplace—under a unique agreement with California State Parks and recently purchased the neighboring building that housed Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens, providing an opportunity to interpret the history of Santa Barbara’s Asian American community in the Presidio Neighborhood. SBTHP owns and operates Casa de la Guerra, the 1820s home of Presidio Comandante José de la Guerra and his family—the restored home is now a museum featuring original furnishings and rotating exhibits. Recently, SBTHP signed an agreement with State Parks to manage and develop the Santa Inés Mission Mills, located near the town of Solvang, as a future California State Park. SBTHP was awarded the 2011 Trustees’ Emeritus Award for Excellence in the Stewardship of Historic Sites by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. With the help of continuing education programs and exhibits, SBTHP strives to encourage community involvement and foster an appreciation for Santa Barbara County’s distinct history. Learn more, click here.

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