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The historic Santa Ynez branch library and the Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum & Carriage House announce the fall season for “Stories by the Stagecoach” a free monthly program for children 7-12 and their families.  Come sit in the Parks-Janeway Carriage House to hear about The Wildest Race Ever: the Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon by Meghan MacCarthy at 2 p.m. on Saturday September 17, along with more stories of sports in the early 1900s.  Both the Museum and the Library are located at 3596 Sagunto Street in Santa Ynez.

The program aims at bringing history to life for young  people, with readings from historical novels or books for children, discussions, and a craft or related activity.  After the hour-long program, visitors are welcome to explore the Museum and the Library next door.

The October 15 program will focus on California ranchos in the 1830’s  and ‘40’s, with Anita of Rancho Del Mar, by Elaine F. O’Brien, and The Stories of Juana Briones, Alta California Pioneer by Glenda Richter.  November 19th will feature two classics by Laura Ingalls Wilder: Little House in the Big Woods, set in Wisconsin in 1867, and Farmer Boy, set in upstate New York, 1866.

The programs are free to the public. Please contact the Santa Ynez Historical Museum at (805) 688-7889 or the library at to make reservations.

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