A non-profit group which has worked to protect, preserve, and restore historic sites in Santa Barbara County for more than a half-century has a new Executive Director.
Anne Peterson is the new head of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation. Peterson has worked for the Trust for 16 years, and was most recently Associate Director for Historical Resources. She has a master’s degree from Brown University, and a doctorate from UC Santa Barbara.
She takes over the post left vacant by longtime Executive Director Dr. Jarrell Jackman.
The Trust manages, and operates a number of historic buildings in the county, including Santa Barbara’s birthplace, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park.