From Italy with love in Santa Barbara

Jun 10, 2021 150

Goleta Valley Historical Society - 304 N Los Carneros Rd, Goleta, CA 93117. The Santa Barbara Italian immigrant families and their descendants have had a significant impact on the Santa Barbara region in business, agriculture, education, construction; and have become part of the civic, social, and cultural fabric of our community.

This exhibit would not have been possible without the generous assistance of many people including descendants of the early Italian pioneers, Goleta Valley Historical Society, and the Gledhill Library.  Erin Graffy’s book, The Italian Renaissance in Santa Barbara, was an immense help in creating the exhibit as well.  It’s a “must read!”

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