Explore Our History
Explore Santa Barbara's fascinating history! Whether that be through a book detailing the history of the cities most famous architectural landmarks or a puzzle showing our wonderful fiesta traditions. We carry books about historically significant Santa Barbara artists, Chumash and Native American histories, and much more. Most importantly, your purchases support our mission to connect our community with Santa Barbara history.
From the time he saw the Apollo 8 Earthrise photo, Marc McGinnes has been a champion for the planet. In the aftermath of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil blowout and spill that ignited the environmental movement, he organized the first Environmental Rights Day, on January 28, 1970, that led to the first Earth Day observances on April 22 of the same year.
He co-founded the Community Environmental Council, the Environmental Defense Center, the Peaceful Resolutions Institute and the Community Mediation Council. Since 1971, he has won numerous teaching awards as a faculty member of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Everything on our site can be purchased in person as well. We do same day shipping as well as private shopping appointments.
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