Staff Report


The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum recently welcomed area teachers and administrators to explore its exhibits and demonstrated current curriculum for elementary education tours and classroom outreach.

 “Museum programs underway are targeted to meet the California History and Social Studies Framework as well as the California Environmental Education Initiative Standards for second through fifth grades,” said Executive Director Dr. Brian Stenfors, “and may be adapted to suit other grade levels or areas of focus. We welcome educators from throughout the area to interface their curriculums and bring students to the museum.”

As the museum’s educational programs develop, staff members are seeking more volunteer docents to welcome tour groups of all ages and facilitate small groupings and hands-on activities for school tours.

To learn more about volunteering or to schedule a tour, contact Curator of Education Theresa Reilly at or 805-688-7889, ext. 109.

The nonprofit museum at 3596 Sagunto St. in downtown Santa Ynez is committed to a mission to preserve, interpret and celebrate the history of human experience in the Santa Ynez Valley and Central Coast by informing, educating, inspiring and engaging museum guests of all ages and backgrounds.

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