The most extensive California Mission site ever!
Featuring two histories for each of the twenty-one California Missions, with beautiful color photographs, fascinating black and white sketches, and, for the first time ever, authentic mission music. This music was written in the missions during the late 1700's by the Spanish padres and the Native Americans who lived and worked there.
Dedicated to the study and preservation of the California Missions, presidios, pueblos, ranchos and their Native American, Hispanic and Early American past.
CA Parks Mission Trail
The California Missions Trail
From their humble, thatch-roofed beginnings to the stately adobes we see today, the missions represent a dynamic chapter of California's past. By the time the last mission was built in 1823, the Golden State had grown from an untamed wilderness to a thriving agricultural frontier on the verge of American statehood.
Dissection of Owl Pellets
We are beginning to learn about food chains in Science. The kids have had lots of fun exploring this site in the Computer Lab. This link takes you to the website where we virtually dissect owl pellets!
Missions of California
The California Missions Resource Center (www.missionscalifornia.com) website was first developed in 2003 by David J. McLaughlin, author of Soldiers, Scoundrels, Poets & Priests: Stories of the Men and Women Behind the California Missions. The purpose of the site is to provide interesting, useful and accessible information about all aspects of the fascinating California Missions.