California Missions Conference

34th ANNUAL CALIFORNIA MISSIONS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY CMF BIGGEST EVER

mission_santa ines_Image_courtesy_SB_Mission_Archive_Library

Mission Santa Ines. Image courtesy of SB Mission Archive Library.

 

Mission Santa Inés Hosts Annual Gathering Attracting Nearly 200

Mission Santa Inés recently hosted the California Missions Conference presented by the California Missions Foundation. Additionally, our partners -- Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation's historic Mills, and State Parks along with Prelado de los Tesoros at Mission La Purísima -- played key roles in ensuring an event-filled weekend.
Nearly 200 attendees represented all corners of the Mission and Presidio chain, along with Ranchos and other related historical sites. This year, CMF also hosted as part of the California Missions weekend the 19th Annual California Missions Directors and Curators Conference and the inaugural Institute for the Study of Presidios.
Strong rain and winds could not damper the spirit of the Conference which included tours, research presentations, vast networking opportunities, an awards banquet, and period foods and performances.
The Mission at Santa Inés served as the perfect location for the Conference, with nearby historical sites adding to the overall dimension of the weekend.
Many of the research presentations will be included in the fall edition of CMF's widely-acclaimed publication, and efforts are underway to determine the site of next year's California Missions Conference, scheduled for Presidents Day Weekend, February 16-18, 2018.

Annual California Missions Conferences

2018 Missions Santa Clara & San José
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

Photos from the 2017 Conference

Father Matthew Elshoff, OFM Cap., welcomes conference attendees
Father Matthew Elshoff, OFM Cap., welcomes conference attendees
Members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Nakia Zavalla
and Kathleen Marshall sing in their native tongue
Members of the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians Nakia Zavalla and Kathleen Marshall sing in their native tongue
Mission Santa Barbara Executive Director Monica Orozco and Santa Barbara Trust Executive Director Anne Peterson enter the church
Mission Santa Barbara Executive Director Monica Orozco and Santa Barbara Trust Executive Director Anne Peterson enter the church
Internationally renowned tenor Eduardo Villa
Internationally renowned tenor Eduardo Villa
Friday night Parade of Soldados
Friday night Parade of Soldados
Spanish dancers
Spanish dancers
Saturday presenter Julia Costello
Saturday presenter Julia Costello
Saturday presenter Damian Bacich
Saturday presenter Damian Bacich
Saturday presenter and music historian Craig Russell
Saturday presenter and music historian Craig Russell
2016 Edna Kimbro award recipient David Bolton presents the 2017 Kimbro Award to Mr. Donaldson
2016 Edna Kimbro award recipient David Bolton presents the 2017 Kimbro Award to Mr. Donaldson
2016 Norman Neuerburg award recipient Dr. Ruben Mendoza with outgoing CMF Chair
Milford Wayne Donaldson
2016 Norman Neuerburg award recipient Dr. Ruben Mendoza with outgoing CMF Chair Milford Wayne Donaldson
2017 Norman Neuerburg Award winner Dr. Marie Christine Duggan
2017 Norman Neuerburg Award winner Dr. Marie Christine Duggan
2017 CMF Chairman's Award recipient Dr. Edith Piness with incoming
CMF Chair Dr. Ty O. Smith and Mr. Milford Wayne Donaldson
2017 CMF Chairman's Award recipient Dr. Edith Piness with incoming CMF Chair Dr. Ty O. Smith and Mr. Milford Wayne Donaldson
Sheila Benedict accepts a 2017 CMF Chairman's Award
Sheila Benedict accepts a 2017 CMF Chairman's Award
Passing of the baton - outgoing CMF Chair Milford Wayne Donaldson embraces
incoming Chair Ty O. Smith
Passing of the baton - outgoing CMF Chair Milford Wayne Donaldson embraces incoming Chair Ty O. Smith