California Missions Conference

CMF CONFERENCE COMING TO SAN DIEGO
FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

CMF is proud to announce additional details for its 2019 California Missions Conference in San Diego. The Conference featuring leading scholars, presentations, networking, social and historical events, will again be held the Friday and Saturday of President's Weekend, with an exciting tour option on Sunday morning. This Conference is especially unique as it commemorates the 250th anniversary of the founding of the chain on Spanish Missions and Presidios in 1769. San Diego holds claim to the first Spanish settlement and Mission, 1769, and Monterey holds claim to the first official Presidio, 1770.

In February,2019, the Conference events will be hosted at Mission San Diego de Alcala, the Serra Museum and original site of Mission San Diego on today's Presidio Hill (San Diego History Center), the campus of University of San Diego, and the San Diego Maritime Museum.

"CMF is grateful to all of our collaborators in San Diego who have graciously agreed to open their historic doors to our upcoming 2019 Conference," said CMF Mission Studies Chair Mike Imwalle. "We are also thankful to our local arrangements committee that has put in many hours lining up important historic sites for this Conference."

The Local Conference Arrangements Committee, headed by co chairs Dr. Iris Engstrand and Thomas Workman, features many distinguished individuals connected to San Diego and California history:

Ray Ashley, executive director, San Diego Maritime Museum
Ethan Banegas (Barona Reservation), adjunct professor, Kumeyaay College
David Bolton, executive director, CMF
Jeffrey Burns, director, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, USD
Richard Carrico, anthropologist, American Indian Studies Dept., SDSU
Paul Chase, director, San Diego Presidio Heritage Trust
Father Peter Escalante, pastor, Mission San Diego de Alcala
Ignacio Felix Cota, representative, los Soldados de Cuera, Baja California
Fred Grant, president, Old Town Chamber of Commerce
Connie Gunther, chair, Old Town Descendants
Johnny Hernandez (Santa Ysabel Reservation), past president, Tribal Council
Mike Imwalle, CMF board member and Chair of California Mission Studies Committee
Jerry Jackman, comandante, Soldados de Cuera, Santa Barbara
Maria Angeles O'Donnell Olson, Honorary Consul of Spain, San Diego
Ione Stiegler, board member, CMF, and historic architect, IS Architects
Mary Whelan, executive director, University Design and Collections

2019 CMF CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, February 15, 2019

9 am Joint Meeting of Association of Missions and Presidios; Meeting of CaliforniaMissions and Presidios Docents

10 am Walking Tour of Old Town San Diego and Presidio Hill, original site of Mission San Diego de Alacala (1769)

12-1:30 pm Lunch

2-4:30 pm Guided tour of Mission San Diego de Alcala

4:30-6:30 Hosted Reception and Registration - Mission San Diego de Alcala

5:30-6:30 Optional Mass inside historic church of Mission San Diego de Alcala

6:45 pm Conference Welcome, CMF General Membership Meeting, Mission San Diego de Alcala

7:15 pm Keynote Address by noted historian Dr. Iris Engstrand "First Encounters in 1769"

 

Saturday, February 16, 2019

9-12 noon Conference Paper Presentations, University of San Diego

12 pm Lunch

1:15-5:00 Afternoon session: Conference Papers and Presentations, USD

6 pm Reception and Awards Dinner, USD

7:30 pm Dinner speaker Mary Whelan "USD Symbolism and Design"

 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

10-12 noon Tours of reconstructed San Salvador, San Diego Maritime Museum

* Weather permitting bay cruise

All day Optional Tours of Missions San Luis Rey, and San Juan Capistrano, as well as SJC's Blas Adobe, and Asistencias Pala and Santa Ysabel

Annual California Missions Conferences

2019 **San Diego de Alcalá**
2018 Mission Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 El Presidio de Santa Bárbara and
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2008 San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2007 San Francisco de Asís
2006 San Diego de Alcalá
2005 San Fernando Rey de España
2004 San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
2003 Santa Cruz
2002 La Paz, Baja California Sur
2001 Royal Presidio Chapel, Monterey
2000 San Gabriel Arcángel
1999 Santa Inés Virgen y Mártir
1998 San Juan Capistrano
1997 Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó
(Baja California Sur)
1996 San Francisco de Asís
1995 San Francisco Solano
1994 San Diego de Alcalá
1993 San Antonio de Padua and San Miguel Arcángel
1992 San Luis Rey de Francia
1991 La Purísima Concepción
1990 The Presidio of Santa Barbara and
Mission Santa Barbara
1989 San Juan Bautista
1988 San Fernando Rey de España
1987 Santa Clara de Asís
1986 San Buenaventura
1985 San José
1984 San Juan Capistrano

Annual California Missions Conferences

2019 **San Diego de Alcalá**
2018 Mission Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 El Presidio de Santa Bárbara and
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2008 San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2007 San Francisco de Asís
2006 San Diego de Alcalá
2005 San Fernando Rey de España
2004 San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
2003 Santa Cruz
2002 La Paz, Baja California Sur
2001 Royal Presidio Chapel, Monterey
2000 San Gabriel Arcángel
1999 Santa Inés Virgen y Mártir
1998 San Juan Capistrano
1997 Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó
(Baja California Sur)
1996 San Francisco de Asís
1995 San Francisco Solano
1994 San Diego de Alcalá
1993 San Antonio de Padua and San Miguel Arcángel
1992 San Luis Rey de Francia
1991 La Purísima Concepción
1990 The Presidio of Santa Barbara and
Mission Santa Barbara
1989 San Juan Bautista
1988 San Fernando Rey de España
1987 Santa Clara de Asís
1986 San Buenaventura
1985 San José
1984 San Juan Capistrano