Steve Sansweet has more answers for your #AskSteve questions submitted via our social media channels in March!
The collection contains many rare Japanese items, many acquired through my long time friend and fellow collector Sword Takeda. A sealed cup of Star Wars branded rice snacks or a similar package of bread sticks, both from 1978 come to mind. Among my favorites: over 20 posters, including mini billboards, of a Panasonic ad campaign only in Japan from the late 1980s featuring Star Wars characters AND George Lucas himself. – Steve Sansweet
There are hundreds, maybe thousands of great stories attached to items at Rancho Obi-Wan. That’s why a guided tour takes several hours. Visitors love to hear how something was developed, manufactured, acquired and any associated stories. There’s always the tale of how I picked up Qui-Gon Jinn’s soul—or sole, as the case may be—but you’ll need to book a tour to hear that one! – Steve Sansweet
Wow! We’re getting a little heavy and philosophical here. I don’t know of anyone who has figured out how to take anything with them when they pass. My first assistant, Josh Ling, once answered a more ghoulish message board question by suggesting that I’d be laid out in the middle of the museum and it would be imploded around me. But the collection and spirit of Rancho Obi-Wan will last a long time into the future. – Steve Sansweet
We’ll have more answers to your questions coming soon!
We wanted to officially let everyone know that Steve Sansweet and Rancho Obi-Wan will not be exhibiting at Star Wars Celebration in London next month.
We hope everyone has a galactic time celebrating the love of all things Star Wars!
If you would like to experience Rancho Obi-Wan in person this year with family and friends, we have tour tickets available now!
Rancho Obi-Wan is thrilled to partner with the Sharpsteen Museum for “The Force of Fandom” exhibit celebrating creativity and inspiration in the Star Wars Universe.
Curated Star Wars memorabilia from our museum, the collections of Steve Sansweet and our incredible docents, Dwayne Smith and Marc Morita will be on display. Over 250 unique Star Wars pieces will be featured!
You’ll encounter some special guests from a galaxy far, far away during the grand opening launch party of The Force of Fandom exhibit at the Sharpsteen Museum on Fri. Mar. 10, 10:30am-Noon/PT
The Force of Fandom exhibit can be enjoyed February 24-May 5, 2005 at The Sharpsteen Museum in Calistoga, California.
A collection of Star Wars prints from Rancho Obi-Wan are featured at the Petaluma Arts Center.The Petaluma Collects exhibition displays what members of our local community collect. Our founder, Steve Sansweet, was invited to be part of this exhibit. We are excited to share Steve’s story of collecting with everyone!
A collection of Star Wars prints from Rancho Obi-Wan, and entire Petaluma Collects exhibition, can be viewed at the Petaluma Arts Center now through March 11, 2023.
Rancho Obi-Wan tour tickets for 2023 are now available!
We are now offering tour tickets through Eventbrite to make seeing tour schedule and buying tickets more easy for everyone!
Through Eventbrite you will be able to:
– Buy tour tickets, add Memberships, and make donations
– Reschedule tour tickets or get a refund if needed
– Change the names on tour tickets
– Members will receive a discount on tour tickets
– You do not need an Eventbrite account to buy
Join us for The Saga Museum Vol. 1: A Rancho Obi-Wan Fundraiser event this Saturday, August 20th at 4PM/PT. We will be streaming live on the Rancho Obi-Wan Facebook page and featuring a deep dive into portions of the Star Wars collections of Steve Sansweet, Gus Lopez, Duncan Jenkins and Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens.
*If you miss out on Saturday, we will be streaming Vol. 1 again on Sunday, August 21st at 11AM/PT!
We will be sharing up close and personal looks at each of these incredible Star Wars collections. You’ll see some of the most renowned one-of-a-kind props, rare action figures, special LEGO pieces, and hear details and stories from each of the collectors.
Here are a few sneak peek photos of what’s to come in The Saga Museum Vol. 1!
We hope you can join us and appreciate your support of our ongoing mission to inspire!