Fiesta El Pilar with visiting Belizean dignitaries as special guests

The annual celebration of UC Santa Barbara's research and conservation activities at the El Pilar Maya cultural site in Belize and Guatemala will be held Saturday, October 15, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Sedgwick Reserve in Santa Ynez.

A special feature of this year's program will be the commemoration of the El Pilar Management Plan by two dignitaries from Belize: Jaime Awe, Director of the Institute of Archaeology, and Yasser Musa, President of the National Institute of Culture and History.