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Lecture series explores historic missions

Thursday, January 17th, 2013 | Posted by

A lecture series looks at the history of Sonoma’s mission.

California State Parks, in cooperation with Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association, presents a three-part lecture series beginning Thursday (Jan. 17) at Mission San Francisco Solano, 114 E. Spain St.

The series will focus on the native peoples who helped shape California and the history of Mission San Francisco Solano.

Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the lectures at 7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan.17: “Native Peoples, Foreign Ideas: The Creation of the Sonoma Mission.” Breck Parkman, senior state archaeologist for California State Parks, will examine Indian life along Sonoma Creek prior to the founding of the Mission San Francisco Solano in 1823. He will also look at how the creation of the mission changed history.

Thursday, Jan. 31: “Coast Miwok Connections: Past, Present and Future,” presented by Nick Tipon, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria.

Thursday, Feb. 7: “Old Mission Dolores, San Francisco: A Return to Original Indian Management” presented by Andrew Galvan, curator of Mission Dolores, San Francisco and Vincent Medina, assistant curator, Mission Dolores.

Admission is $10 at the door, $5 for Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association members and California State Park volunteers.

For more information, or for assistance with access, call 938-9560 or visit parks.ca.gov.

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Dianne Reber Hart is our Sonoma correspondent.

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