On February 4, 2016 the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation hosted a popular annual program, Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight at El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. On that unseasonably mild evening the Presidio came to life with the smells of chiles in the kitchen, and the sound of guitars drifting from the Chapel. The commandant hosted visitors in his sala, and a Presidio resident introduced guests to her chickens and described some of her regular tasks, including laundry and mending.
SBTHP is proud to participate in Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday program for this event. For more photographs from the evening by Myriah Nina Photography and Suzi Calderon Bellman please visit our Flickr album here.