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Mission Santa Inés Retrofit
CMF is working with Mission Santa Inés to acquire a critical retrofit for the mission. This important project will sustain this national historic landmark and its legacy in the Santa Ynez Valley for many years to come. Please click the picture below for more information about this crucial endeavor, to view our brochure, and to find out how you can help sustain California history in the Santa Ynez Valley.
39th Annual California Missions and Presidios Conference
"The Birth of a City: San Luis Obispo 250 Years"
We are all looking forward to 2022! California Missions Foundation (CMF) has been busy as we enthusiastically look ahead to the return of in-person events, gatherings, and networking. It’s been a long time since we were able to get together, and we are eager to again see one another.
CMF will host a virtual Conference February 18-19, 2022 honoring Mission San Luis Obispo with an on-site event at Mission San Luis Obispo September 1-2, 2022 to tie in with the 250th Anniversary. The theme for virtual papers will be "The Advent of Mexican California".
In 2022, CMF is looking forward to combining our traditional in-person events with our new virtual components. Next year will be an exciting year!
California Missions Videos
Designed for you to enjoy during these times of limited contact and travel, please click the button below to view the videos. Videos copyrighted by Cultural Global Media (c. 2010). Music provided by our esteemed CMF member Dr. Craig Russell and vocal ensemble Chanticleer. All Rights Reserved.
The Mission Story
From Missions to Presidios, from Asistencias to Ranchos to Pueblos, learn about this significant chapter in our history.
CMF Marks 23 Years of Service
As we continue to commemorate the 250 anniversary of the founding of Alta California and the founding of the first five missions that occurred 1769-1772, the California Mission Foundation celebrates its own 23 year history anniversary and its work preserving and conserving the California Missions, Presidios and other related historic sites. Click the link below to read about a few of the hundreds of projects completed at more than 25 Missions, Presidios, and Asistenicias.
Before, During, and After the Mission Era.
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El Camino Real de las Californias
A Multi-National Effort to Seek an UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination.
California Missions Foundation
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