4th grade teachers...Getting ready for the California Mission project? Don't forget about the presidios and pueblos!

Go Metro to El Pueblo de Los Angeles Histo...ric Monument and learn more about early California history.

Free school bus parking too!

125 Paseo de la Plaza, LA CA 90012

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Pueblos The Mission Story Pueblos, or towns, were first used by the Spanish as a name for those Native American communities that they encountered that were housed in apartment-like structures made of mud or stone. This is proven by the name “Pueblo Indians” given by the Spanish to the natives of...

Please join the California Missions Foundation for teh 35th annual California Missions Conference at Mission Santa Clara February 16-18, 2018.

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If you are in downtown Santa Barbara for 1st Thursday events on February 4th, please stop by El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park and visit "Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight" from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

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Procession to Mission San Buenaventura for special mass honoring Saint Junipero Serra!

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The beautiful new 2015 Boletín is coming soon! Current CMSA members can look forward to receiving their copies in early December. Additional hard copies and electronic copies of Boletín will also be available for purchase on the CMSA website.

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The architectural history of the California Missions continues to benefit tremendously from this program today.

Overview of the HABS/HAER/HALS collections, which document achievements in architecture, engineering, and landscape design from the 17th-20th centuries in the United States and its territories through measured drawings, photographs, and written historical and architectural information. The collectio…
Feb 12, 2016 - Feb 14, 2016Mission San Juan BautistaSan Juan Bautista, CA
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The first public event at the Carrillo Adobe in many years drew an inquisitive crowd Saturday to the ruins of the oldest home in Santa Rosa.

Check out the latest issue of California Missions Foundation and California Mission Studies Association online newsletter Correo!

Included in this issue is and announcement about the Bi-national effort to seek UNESCO World Heritage Status for El Camino Real de las Californias.

Also in this issue is the official announcement that the 33rd Annual Missions Conference will be held at Mission San Juan Bautista February 12-14, 2016.

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Membership is still possible in 2015 for CMSA, with all members receiving a complimentary hard copy of the acclaimed Boletn this fall. There are several categories of membership, including the Supporter's Circle. If you are interested in joining CMSA for 2015, please click here. Thanks for your cont…

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Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary, a moment of deep pride for Latinos but a source of controversy for many Native Americans.
Decades of wear and tear haven’t been kind to the 2,713 wax cylinders in UC Berkeley’s Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, which linguists and anthropologists have used for over a century to study the languages and cultural practices of Native California. But a new project promises to revitalize t…
by Nell Herbert University of San Francisco’s Mary and Carter Thacher Gallery may be small, but it packs a powerful punch. Since 1998 the gallery has presented rich and dynamic exhibitions covering...

Very exciting ongoing archaeological research in the residential quadrangle of the Native America quarters at San Miguel Mission. Stay tuned for exciting updates on the ongoing research.

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Ongoing seismic retrofit of San Antonio Mission supported by California Missions Foundation! Keep up the good work! Please help the recently the merged California Mission Studies Association and California Missions Foundation continue their support for the preservation and restoration of our California Missions, Presidios, and Pueblos!

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California Mission Studies Association updated their cover photo.
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