History Happy Hour at Home

The Santa Barbara Historical Museum, Goleta Valley Historical Society and the South Coast Railroad Museum & Goleta Depot, present History at Home: Building the Southern Pacific Railroad in Santa Barbara. Register here for the event on February 10, 2021, at 5:00 p.m.

Grab a glass and join in for this presentation in the safety and comfort of your own living room as we travel the rails of South Santa Barbara County on a fascinating look back in time to the golden age of railroad building. The railroad’s arrival in Santa Barbara in 1887 had a lasting influence on our community. Architectural Historian, Jean-Guy Dube, will examine not only the railroad’s depots that were built, but other structures such as passenger shelters, a unique baggage room, a private train shelter and Santa Barbara’s signature Spanish style roundhouse with rare photographs, unique maps and period blueprints.

About the Speaker: Jean-Guy T. Dubé is a National Award Winning Draftsman and Architectural Historian. He is the 2017 National Winner of the Leicester B. Holland Prize from the National Park Service and Library of Congress. Mr. Dubé is a listed Architectural Historian with the City and County of Santa Barbara, and has worked at the local architectural firm of Appleton Partners LLP for 12 years.