Michael Montenegro is looking to preserve history in Santa Barbara, and has found success through his popular Instagram page chicanoculturesb

The 30-year-old doesn’t want Chicano and Latino history in Santa Barbara to be forgotten or “erased.”

Through his films, research and social media, Montenegro is looking to tell Santa Barbara’s story and history through a Chicano and Latino lens.

“Whether you are a new person, you are from Westmont College, UCSB, you’re a techie, you’re a tourist, you are letting folks know that, ‘Hey, we have culture here, we have history here and it’s people’s lives,” Montenegro says in the podcast.

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Montenegro also talks about preserving the Ortega Park murals and the importance of Ortega Park.

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