Welcome to the History & Relevancy Project

The California State Parks have partnered with the University of California to pilot a project that aims to enhance community engagement by representing inclusive histories of our region and state. Together, we will better realize the historic and cultural potential of State Parks by creating meaningful connections to contemporary communities and issues.

At the University of California, Santa Barbara site, we are working with El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, operated by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation, and Carpinteria State Beach to develop new programming that will emphasize stories of immigration, the environment, and other pressing contemporary issues. Please check back for more information on our programming and future events.

Photo credit: Kevin McGarry, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation