Friday, July 10, 2009

Special Events at the Mission San Gabriel

Don't miss the special history events at the Mission San Gabriel!

Every First Saturday of the month from 11am to 4pm, the Mission and neighboring historical institutions are a destination for fun and education with Museum Saturday! Ramona Museum of California History (no fee) and San Gabriel Historical Society and Hayes House (no fee) are within about two blocks of the mission. Old Mill (no fee) in nearby San Marino . and Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe (no fee) in nearby Montebello are also both open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

On July llth, the mission will be hosting a "Meeting of Museums and Historical Places." Besides a free guided tour of the mission starting at 10am, the day also includes a a free training session about how to be successful with a museum booth or display at public events at the Ramona Museum of California History in the mission district at 1:30 p.m. There will be about 2 hours of discussion on topics of interest to historical groups. More details are here.

On August 1st, the mission will have a History Challenge. Anyone visiting the Mission with regular admission will have a chance to complete the challenge and receive a prize. It's also the first Saturday of the month, which means it's Museum Saturday [see above].

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