The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society was thrilled with the community turnout for its recent  Chamber of Commerce and Visitor and Convention Bureau Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, July 2nd to announce their new event; the Antiques, Art and Americana Show. The ribbon cutting was a lively affair that included all American hotdogs grilled tailgate style in the parking lot, gourmet

cupcakes by the new Fuchsia Bake Shop and the waving of American flags from the American Flag Co. of Grover Beach. Board members of the Historical Society donned their new event shirts

embroidered by All American Screen Printing…Look for them around town!

The new Antiques, Art and Americana Show will be held Saturday, November 1, 2014,10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. at the Historic Santa Maria Inn. General admission is $6.00. Local antique dealers, artists and artisans will be the heart of the show. The event will serve as a fundraiser and awareness builder, as well as a tourist draw for Santa Maria. The show will additionally act as a gateway event to the holiday shopping season. Other features of the event will include wine tasting by Riverbench Vineyard and Winery, USA flag display by the American Flag Co. of Grover Beach and antique appraisals by Ann Mininger. Local Santa Maria historian and columnist, Shirley Contreras, will share special facts about Santa Maria history and the Inn. The SMV Historical Museum will also be open on November 1st with Santa Maria’s first fire engine on hand for viewing. Antique vehicles from Bent Axles and the Model A Ford Club will provide shuttle transport between the two venues.

Business and individual sponsorships are available for this exciting new Santa Maria event. Check out www.Facebook.com/antiquesartamericana or contact event coordinator Christine Gerber

at christinegerber@me.com or call 805-598-9192 for more information.

The Santa Maria Valley Historical Society exists to preserve, protect and present the history of Santa Maria Valley for the people of today. The museum houses permanent and changing exhibits reflecting the rich heritage and culture of the area. The museum provides research facilities for people interested in exploring the history of the Santa Maria Valley and the people who live here. The museum is located at 616 S. Broadway,  Santa Maria, Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 12:00-5:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information call 805-922-3130.