The historic Katayama clock of nearly 100 years, donated by the Katayama family, the first jewelers of Japanese ancestry in the area, now has a plaque noting the history and the 70th year of City incorporation in 1946.
Drivers on Hiway 1 now will have accurate time as they drive by..or stop to visit our good restaurants, visit the Museum, the Dunes Center, or the Cultural Arts center (all 3 in a row). Sadly, the Napa Auto Parts store/"museum" has been closed.
The Museum has for your your perusal
*Guadalupe US census reports from 1880 thru 1940: find information on your grandparents or other relatives.
*Grammar school photos from 1920 to current: let your kids see what you looked like at that age.
*A few pages of THE REVIEW by grammar school classes of 1937/38/39 and a few 40s:mimeo'd pages are a hoot to read. All student written.
*Santa Maria High School yearbooks from 1900s thru 1950.
Monthly meetings held the first Wednesday of the month, 6 PM at the Museum, 1005 Guadalupe Street. This is our 14th year with a home.
City Walk 'n' Talk, about 1 1/4 hour, starting at 10 AM, Dunes Center, 1055 Guadalupe Street, 3rd Saturday of the month.
Historic 1926 Jail open to visitors last Sunday of the month 1 to 3 PM, 4541 9th Street.
Historically Speaking...Newsletter of the Rancho de Guadalupe Historical Society available to all members, postal or e-mail.
Museum interior newly refurbished with 2 new exhibit cases. Current features are "old time" items such as a working RCA wind-up
phonograph and old records. Huell Howser VCRs of his visits to the area. A DVD of the movies made in the Dunes and downtown.
Over 190 books in the non-circulating, but great for research, library.
the Historic design throw, approximately 6' X 4' again available for $35.00 (Additional $5 for shipping).
Pocket flashlights, Logo ball caps, lanyards.
Call 805-343-5901 for ordering or questions.