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We invite you to take a walk with our Ancestors and explore the rich heritage of the Chumash people

Opening Summer of 2023

WELCOME

Santa Ynez Chumash
Museum and Cultural Center

Our History

Our Museum

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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

The condor that will be on display was the last female in the wild in 1986. To save her species from extinction, she was taken into captivity to become part of the captive breeding program and given the designation AC8 by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. She was one of 27 birds that founded today’s population.

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