Spring Fair for Dogs and Dog Lovers

As part of our annual family-fun Bunny Express, the Goleta Depot is hosting a Special Fair for the Dogs in Your Life.

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Ellwood Station

Photo of Ellwood Depot

Ellwood Station commemorates Ellwood Cooper, one of California’s notable pioneers in horticulture, who was instrumental in introducing the eucalyptus tree and in developing olive culture in southern California. He served as president of the State Board of Horticulture from 1885 to 1903. Ellwood Cooper is famous for introducing eucalyptuses to the Santa Barbara area. He … Continue reading Ellwood Station

Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

Depot Dog Days—November 4th, 11th and 18th Join us for a doggone good time for the whole family, two legged and four legged. Take a memorable family picture with your pet on the stationary miniature train—just in time for holiday cards! Each dog will receive a train bandana. Conductor hats and holiday reindeer antlers will … Continue reading Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

Hop Aboard The Goleta Bunny Express— Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Annual Goleta Bunny Express rolls into Goleta on Saturday, April 15! Saturday, April 15, 2017  11:00am-4:00pm Tickets $4 for adults and children Ticket price includes a miniature-train ride, special treats and activities, entry into our raffle and lots more! Springtime fun for the whole family!   New this year: come meet adoptable bunnies from … Continue reading Hop Aboard The Goleta Bunny Express— Saturday, April 15, 2017

Goleta and the Railroads – a free lecture

Goleta and the Railroads A free talk by Bruce Morden Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 pm in the History Education Center at the Stow House, 304 N. Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117   RSVP to Dacia via email dacia@goletahistory.org Goleta grew up with the railroad.  Visit the places and people that made Goleta what it … Continue reading Goleta and the Railroads – a free lecture

Help Us Make History Come to Life!

The Goleta Depot was built in 1901, rescued from neglect and moved to its current location as the result of a huge grassroots effort in the late 1970's.  Today, the Goleta Depot is the gem of the South Coast Railroad Museum's collection.  Sites with historic value like this are rare in the U.S., and so are … Continue reading Help Us Make History Come to Life!