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History Museum’s Renovation Officially Underway

Ground broken on eight-month project

Palmer Jackson, Jr., Bobbie Kinnear, Luke Swetland at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.
Palmer Jackson, Jr., Bobbie Kinnear, Luke Swetland at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. (Baron Spafford)

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Centennial Campaign renovations got its official start Sept. 8 as museum supporters and local elected officials helped to break ground on the project, which is expected to take eight months to complete.

Luke Swetland, museum president/CEO, presented those in attendance with a history of the Centennial Campaign Project.

Swetland then invited James Yee, interim tribal chairman of the Barbareño Band of Chumash Indians, to perform a special Chumash blessing.

Bobbie Kinnear, museum board chair; and Palmer Jackson, Jr. honorary trustee and Centennial Campaign chair,  also spoke about the project.

For more information on the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, call 682-4711 or visit www.sbnature.org.

— Andy Silverman/Chris Davis for Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

 

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