Kino Declared Venerable

                     Father Eusebio Francisco Kino is moving closer to sainthood. On July 13, 2020, Pope Francis approved the 17th-century Jesuit priest as Venerable – two steps away from sainthood, recognizing in the process Kino’s life of “heroic virtue.” In the...

La Expedición de Anza, 1775

The Anza Society’s accessible park trail project in Tucson has a new name – “La Expedición de Anza, 1775 (LEA).” This outdoor cultural history park depicts the life of a group of 240 people who passed through Tucson in 1775 on their way to California, where they...

SMRC’s “Northern California Missions Tour”

        POSTPONED UNTIL 2022: Join us for a 4-day tour of seven missions and one presidio established during the 1700s and early 1800s in Northern California. We will visit the beautiful missions of Santa Clara de Asís, San Juan Bautista, San Carlos Borromeo de...

New Publication by SMRC Board Member

Congratulations to SMRC board member Dr. Nicole Mathwich as lead author in her recent article in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology titled “Bureaucratic reforms on the frontier: Zooarchaeological and historical perspectives on the 1767 Jesuit Expulsion...

“Mundos de Mestizaje”

The “Mundos de Mestizaje” fresco is open for public viewing on Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm-5pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque, NM. Considered one of the largest frescos in North America, this 4,000 square-foot mural...

Santa Inés Mission Mills Olio Nuovo

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation recently announced that you can now purchase special locally grown olive oil from the Santa Inés Mission! Olio Nuovo is the first press of the season. It is bottled unfiltered, immediately after crushing, and has an...