The Koppelmann Collection of Native American Artifacts and Fossil Finds

A Montecito collector/historian/educator put together one of the deepest collections we have ever encountered of ethnographic treasures: baskets, carvings, beadwork, pottery, and, for good measure, some truly entrancing fossil remains.

It is one thing to be able to admire these objects through glass in a museum, but custodianship affords a completely different order of experience.

If you are eternally fascinated by the real long ago of our amazing country, this is the trove to go digging in.