Dear Friends of SBMM,
Our 20th Anniversary Year brought positive change, triumphs, and unexpected challenges. Despite our doors being closed to visitors, the interest level and need for Santa Barbara Channel-focused education, and experiences remained high. We responded with creativity, innovation, and technology to redefine our educational programming and reimagine ways to educate the community safely.
The Museum responded with creativity, innovation, and technology to redefine educational programming and reimagine ways to educate and reach the community safely. Our renowned monthly lecture series became Zoom webinars offered free to the public. We enhanced our website and educational offerings by adding recordings of all past lectures, virtual guided tours, a behind the scenes Curator’s Log, The Deeper Dive Series, and our first-ever online collection, the Dwight Brooks Models. Expanding our audience reach and engagement, SBMM at Home was created to feature educational programs, projects, videos, and activities for all ages. We also developed and shared new online educational programs like SBMM’s Maritime on the Move (three locations: Santa Barbara Harbor, Carpinteria, and coming soon, Guadalupe), Ocean Connections, and Love Letters to the Sea —all of which encourage students and families to explore local ecosystems and biomes in new ways.
Your support makes our work possible. Please make your contribution today.
Thank you for your enthusiasm, commitment, and contributions during our closure. Together we are creating quality exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connection to the sea.
Don Barthelmess, Board President Greg Gorga, Executive Director
(Pictured: 1. Maritime on the Move: Santa Barbara Harbor 2. Dwight Brooks 3. Dr. Chris Lowe, Professor in Marine Biology & Director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach 4. Students in our Marine Science Program)
You can contribute by:
Check (Please make checks payable to Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and mail to SBMM 113 Harbor Way, Ste. 190 Santa Barbara, CA 93109)
Online or with a credit card by phone (805) 456- 8744
Gifts of Securities (Please contact Greg Gorga for brokerage firm & stock transfer information.)
Bequests & Legacy Gifts
Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCD) & Required Minimum Distributions (RMD) from IRAs
Matching Gifts ( Please check with your respective company’s policies to learn more about employer gift matching.)