Posted on April 13, 2022
Human impact on the natural environment will be integrated into exhibits throughout the Museum at Old Mission Santa Barbara (OMSB) for a new Caring for Our Common Home exhibit, which opens April 22, Earth Day, and runs through the 5th of September.
The Old Mission Museum is one of 14 local museums and cultural institutions participating in a collaboration focused on raising awareness of climate change. Impact: Climate Change & the Urgency of Now features exhibits, events, and programs that offer thought-provoking perspectives through art, history, science, and nature. To visit www.sbmuseumsalliance.org.
“At Old Mission Santa Barbara we believe that everyone has a responsibility to care for our common home, and our daily choices affect that home: the Earth,” said Monica Orozco, executive director of the OMSB. “By exploring our new museum exhibit, visitors learn how people interacted with and affected the natural world at different times in history and how we do today.”
Visitors to the Old Mission Museum can explore the effects humans have had on the local environment in exhibits spanning the early California/Mission period to the present, and consider the future if these effects are not addressed.