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Take a walk with our Ancestors and explore the rich heritage of the Chumash people

Opening in 2024

WELCOME

Santa Ynez Chumash
Museum and Cultural Center

Our History

Our Museum

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Opening in 2024

EXPLORE AND DISCOVER

Journey Through Time

Uncover the fascinating history and vibrant culture of the Chumash people. From ancient artifacts to modern-day traditions, we’re excited to share our story with you.

14,000

square-foot facility

20,000

cultural objects

6.9

acres of historic land

50+

years in the making

A MUSEUM FOR THE AGES

Chumash Living History

Past. Present. Future.

Reclaiming the Roots of Chumash Culture

“Our Samala language is like the flower of this earth.”
– Maria Solares

The Power of Positive Representation

Felicia Garcia’s Journey in Preserving Chumash Culture.

A Museum for Future Generations

Connecting the past with the present to inform visitors of a shared future.

Return of the Condor