Tom Modugno, a local history enthusiast, photographer and documentarian, will be the guest speaker at Santa Barbara Model A Club’s meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 3 at Southcoast Church, 5814 Cathedral Oaks Road, Goleta.
Modugno will talk about the history of Tecolote Canyon. The meeting is open to the public.
Modugno is a lifelong resident of Goleta and small-business owner in the region. As a history buff, he said he realized most area residents are unaware of the region’s rich background.
To try to remedy that, Modugno initiated, designed and implemented the website Goleta History.com in 2014. Since then, Goleta history.com has provided a range of information on key historical sites and events in the region.
Modugno’s articles have encouraged residents and visitors to explore and preserve the remaining landmarks, buildings, and historical stories of the community, especially the Barnsdall Gas Station and the two original hangars at the airport.