"Dedicated to preserving the landmark California Missions and associated historical and cultural resources for the benefit of the public..."


Another Successful Conference!

CMF would like to thank everyone that attended the 35th Annual California Missions Conference this past weekend at Santa Clara. Congratulations go out to our award winners, pictured left to right: Theresa Brunner (Edna Kimbro Award), Dr. Iris Engstrand (Norman Neuerburg Award), Mechelle Lawrence-Adams (Chairman's Award), and not pictured Brian Kelly (Norman Neuerburg Award). We look forward to next year's conference at San Diego. Save the Date!

The Mission Story

From Missions to Presidios, from Asistencias to Ranchos to Pueblos, learn about this significant chapter in our history.

California Indians

Before, During, and After the Mission Era.

Historical Preservation

Help Us Keep this Story Alive, these Treasures Need your Support!

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The 2019 CMF Grant Application window opens March 1, 2019.

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All Aboard the Bus Program

The 2018-19 AATB grant window is now open!

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Photo Gallery

Through the Lens Tells so Much.

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Our Historic Treasures Come to Life.

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Virtual Tour

An Unbelievable Experience.

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CMF is committed to world-class scholarship.

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Honoring those who have done so much.

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Bibliography, articles, and book reviews.

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CMF Online Store

Place an Order! Your online destination made easy!

El Camino Real de las Californias

A Multi-National Effort to Seek an UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination.

California Missions Annual Conference

Registration for the 36th Annual California Missions Conference in San Diego will open in the Fall of 2018. Click the button to read about the successful 2018 Conference.