California State Parks, in cooperation with Sonoma/Petaluma State Historic Parks Association invites the public to a three-part lecture series at Mission San Francisco Solano in Sonoma, Ca. The lecture series will focus on the Native Peoples who helped shape California and the history of Mission San Francisco Solano. Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30pm. Lectures will begin at 7:00pm. Admission is $10 at the door or $5 for Sonoma-Petaluma State Historic Parks Association members and California State Park Volunteers.
Thursday, Jan. 17: "Native Peoples, Foreign Ideas: The Creation of the Sonoma Mission" presented by Breck Parkman, Senior State Archaeologist for California State Parks. Breck will examine life along Sonoma Creek prior to the founding of the Mission San Francisco Solano in 1823 as well as 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.
California State Parks supports equal access. Prior to arrival, visitors who need assistance should contact Mission San Francisco Solano, (707) 938-29560.