Goleta Valley Historical Society invites you to experience a historic ranch preserved for our community.

Reflections- Memories of the Goodland

SodaFountainAncestry!  Architecture!  Agriculture!  The Goleta Valley Historical Society invites you to experience their 2014 exhibit, Reflections: Memories of the Goodland.  Created from the collective memory of the community, the revolving display of images was made possible by the many people who donated photographs during the Society’s Heritage Project in 2002 and through the continuos collection of images from “pioneer” families.

From the faces of farm workers to beach parties on “Hope’s Ranch” to blissful wedding celebrations, the photos tell of Farms, Fun and Families in our Goleta Valley.

The Society wants to inspire visitors to explore and share their own family history through photos and genealogical resources. Visitors to the display at the History Education Center at Rancho La Patera are encouraged to submit their own images to be added to the Society’s collection along with oral histories and interviews for future generations.

GVHS wants you to continue to build our collection!

Leave your mark on Goleta’s history.  Send your pre-1960 scan image(s) to photos@goletahistory.org.  Owners should also submit any known info such as title, location, and names.


Image above:

Drugstore Soda Fountain, 1949

“That was a hangout!  You’d order a coke and Chili said, ‘Double or nothing…’”
-Annie Pagliotti Kunellis

Photo contributed by Rusty Eckert.  Pictured: Joe Mastagni, Mary Pagliotti, and Tony Pagliotti.