The San Gabriel Mission and the Jonathan Heritage Foundation are hosting the “San Gabriel Mission’s History Forum!” on Saturday, April 16, 2011, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mission, 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr. (at Mission Road), San Gabriel, CA 91776.
Dr. Jennifer Perry
Associate Professor of Anthropology, Pomona College
“Peoples of the California Channel Islands”
Noted anthropologist Dr. Perry will present an overview of the prehistory of the Channel Islands from archaeological and ethnohistoric perspectives. She will discuss why this region is so unique with respect to the antiquity and complexity of its Tongva and Chumash heritage.
Dr. James A. Sandos
Farquhar Professor of the Southwest, University of Redlands
Patricia Sandos, Independent Scholar
“Chisli, Canuch, and Junípero Serra:
Indian Response to Mission San Diego, 1769-1788”
One of the most respected mission historians, Dr. Sandos and his wife Patricia will present a rare glimpse into the early history of California’s first mission settlement from the various perspectives of a persistent Indian rebel, his brother and his son and their interactions with Fr. Serra.
Moderated by John Macias, San Gabriel Mission parishioner and
Ph.D. Candidate in History, Claremont Graduate University
From the flyer for the event:
This event is an opportunity for the public to interact with historians in an informal setting so that everyone can share information and learn more about history! And, visitors can see the mission church, museum, grounds and mission building models of all 21 missions in California on a self-guided tour.
This event is FREE, but seating is limited. Seats may be reserved by calling 626-457-3048, no later than April 14. Persons age 17 and younger MUST be with a parent or guardian age 18 or older.
Enter at mission’s gift shop to check in.