History of Horses in California – The early years Vaqueros to 1910
This class will explore the history of the horse in California from 1750 until 1910. We will take a look at the role horses played in Californio society, what they meant to California’s indigenous peoples and how they were used for transportation, mail delivery and work on ranches and farms until the coming of the automobile. The day will be spent at the Carriage and Western Art Museum in Santa Barbara where you will be able to see the stagecoaches and carriages of the past as well as the saddles and equipment used over the years. Lunch will be provided and each student will receive a copy of Joe De Yong – A Life In the West.
DATES: 1 Friday: February 10, 2023
TIME: 10:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION: The Carriage and Western Art Museum,129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
MODE OF DELIVERY: In-Person
INSTRUCTOR: Dylan Peterson
QUESTIONS: Contact Shelly Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org or 628-888-4012
|Meet the instructor|
Dylan Peterson was raised around horses and the western culture of Santa Barbara. This led him to explore the rich and exciting history of the Santa Barbara community. He has been a board member and curator of the Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara since 2018.
He is a graduate of Santa Barbara High School and holds both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in biochemistry. He currently serves as the Academic Coordinator for the upper division undergraduate laboratories in the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology department at UCSB.