Tag archives: Casa del Herrero

Ocean Farming Film Opens the Cinema Seriesat Casa del Herrero
By Joanne A Calitri   |   January 30, 2024

A new Cinema Series has made its debut in Montecito at Casa del Herrero on Thursday evening, January 18. The film series is officially titled “Cinema at the Casa” and is focused on launching the organization as a center for creative and worldly discussions for the community. It follows suit with the Casa’s Book Club. […]

Casa del Herrero Holiday Soirée with a Capital Announcement
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 26, 2023

The much looked forward to Casa del Herrero “Home for the Holidays”evening was held at the organization’s rare jewel outdoor area – its Spanish Patio and Blue and White Garden off the formal living room – on Saturday, December 9. The 150 guests were treated to the blissful Spanish guitar of Chris Fossek, while they […]

Rose Story Farm Benefit for Casa del Herrero
By Joanne A Calitri   |   November 21, 2023

On Friday, November 10, the world-renowned Rose Story Farm (RSF) in Carpinteria opened its doors to the public for the first time in 25 years for a ticketed fundraiser event. RSF owner Danielle Dall’Armi Hahn was talking with fellow rose designers about staging parts of the house for fun on an off weekend, which soon […]

Medora’s Book Club  Opening at Casa del Herrero
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 31, 2023

Medora Steedman Bass is the daughter of Carrie and George Steedman, owners of Casa del Herrero. Earlier this year, various papers and journals of hers were discovered at the house, which document her love of books and reading, and spawned the creation of a book club in her honor called The Medora Book Club. Medora […]

1st Annual Casa del Herrero Estate Sale
By Joanne A Calitri   |   October 17, 2023

In its 1st Annual Estate Sale, the team at Casa del Herrero saw six months of love and labor come to fruition to pull together the most exquisite estate sale for our town with sale proceeds to benefit the organization’s mission. There were two sale dates, a private pre-sale party on Friday, October 6, and […]

Cocktails at the Casa 
By Joanne A Calitri   |   September 26, 2023

Casa del Herrero’s newest outreach, Cocktails at the Casa, officially launched its opening soirée on Thursday, September 14, at its house and gardens. Casa del Herrero Board Secretary Mari McAlister with her fellow board members and staff created the event as an introduction to their new club for locals. “We are all thrilled to welcome […]

Casa del Herrero Appoints Nicole C. Caldwell to New Curator Position
By Joanne A Calitri   |   August 22, 2023

Casa del Herrero [CDH] appointed Nicole C. Caldwell M.A., as their new Director of Collections, Conservation and Exhibitions, a role created specifically for her by Board Treasurer Gary Bradhering, which calls in her educational and field work expertise. She is responsible for the care, conservation, and interpretation of Casa del Herrero’s Steedman Family Collection of 15th […]

Casa del Herrero Announces 1st Annual Montecito Estate Sale
By Joanne A Calitri   |   July 4, 2023

Casa del Herrero has formally announced, by way of this news report, its first annual Estate Treasures Sale, to assist in funding the notable nonprofit organization. The event committee Chair Beth Esrey with Board of Trustees President Heather Biles and a team of volunteers are planning out all the details as we speak. Items for […]

First Annual Casa del Herrero Docent Graduation 
By Joanne A Calitri   |   June 6, 2023

Casa del Herrero held a graduation ceremony on Thursday May 25 for the volunteers who completed the docent training program. This ceremony is the first graduation held for docents to formally induct them into the docent body, and will likely continue a new tradition for the organization. The Chair of the Docent Committee, Carolyn Williams, […]

Christmas at the Casa 
By Joanne A Calitri   |   December 20, 2022

A wet and windy evening did not derail the annual Christmas at the Casa fundraising event at Casa del Herrero on December 10, as guests were chauffeured from the El Montecito Church parking lot to the event. There we were greeted with elegantly dressed staff who escorted us with umbrellas to the host desk and […]

To Mexico and Beyond
By Lynda Millner   |   April 19, 2022

Casa del Herrero has had an extra treat during their tours the last couple of months: They have opened the servants’ quarters to the public for the first time. The reason is an exhibit of internationally celebrated California artist, the late Channing Peake. The show takes place in the three servants’ rooms. Carrie and George […]

Casa del Herrero News
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   March 15, 2022

Casa del Herrero – Montecito’s National Historic Landmark – announced last week that an art exhibition at the property, Channing Peake – To Mexico and Beyond, has been extended to Saturday, April 30, 2022. This vibrant exhibition, in collaboration with the Channing Peake Estate, is comprised of several working drawings made by Peake during his […]

Preserving a Piece of Montecito History
By Steven Libowitz   |   January 27, 2022

Laura Bridley comes by her affinity for Casa del Herrero honestly. A native of Montecito, Bridley has a lot of memories of connection with the land and structures in the community that channeled into a career in city planning that has included positions with the Architectural Board of Review, the Historic Landmarks Commission, the City […]

Christmas at the Casa
By Lynda Millner   |   December 28, 2021

Once upon a time, Carrie and George Steedman journeyed from their town of St. Louis with his diabetic brother to Santa Barbara. They brought him to see Dr. Sansum because in the early 1920s, he was the only doctor who had insulin in the whole United States. Carrie and George fell in love with Santa […]

A Peake at Something Special
By Lynda Millner   |   October 26, 2021

“Channing Peake – To Mexico and Beyond” is the latest event going on at Casa del Herrero. The Casa is that National Historic Landmark house in Montecito built by George Steedman in the1920s. It’s open to the public by reservation, but right now there is an extra treat. It’s an exhibit of the internationally celebrated […]

Floral Symbiosis at Casa del Herrero
By Hattie Beresford   |   August 24, 2021

When ceramic artist Joan Rosenberg-Dent was invited to create a sculptural installation for the gardens of Casa del Herrero as part of a contemporary exhibition entitled “Symbiotic,” she immediately thought, “Well, of course, — abstracted flowers.” What followed was a unique collaboration between Joan and Lynda Weinman, who utilizes 3D clay printing techniques in her […]

Sculpture at the Casa
By Lynda Millner   |   July 22, 2021

For the first time in its history, Casa del Herrero has a sculpture exhibition placed throughout the estate’s historic gardens called “Symbiotic — Seven Contemporary Sculptors at Historic Casa del Herrero.” It began July 7 and will be on display until November 24, 2021. The Casa’s original builders (only the family members ever lived in […]

For Christmas, Mi Casa Es Su Casa
By Lynda Millner   |   November 26, 2020

Christmas at the Casa: From Our Casa to Yours” will be a new experience this year. Usually Casa del Herrero is decorated with all the traditional trees and twinkling lights and is one of my favorite holiday events. This year it will be an amazing online Christmas boutique silent auction that opened November 1 and […]

In Passing: Margaret Jane Dyruff, December 27, 1927 – October 7, 2020
By Montecito Journal   |   October 29, 2020

Margaret Jane Dyruff (née Stivers), age 92, died peacefully of natural causes at home on October 7. She was born on December 27, 1927, in Ripley, Ohio to the late AJ Stivers II and Eliese Bambach Stivers. “Baby Jane” was the middle of five children, and was an active 4-H member and Girl Scout camper.  […]

Casa del Herrero to Reopen Next Week
By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   September 3, 2020

Montecito’s Casa del Herrero will reopen to the general public next Wednesday, September 9. Closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Casa is ready to safely welcome tour guests back to the estate. While indoor spaces remain closed, guests will now engage in a reimagined self-guided garden tour. “The Casa’s original owner, George […]