Welcome! This site is for students, teachers, and anyone curious about the history of the California mission landscapes. Explore the site to learn about how the landscapes have changed over time and why. You can read documents describing the landscapes over time. You'll also find examples of mission visual culture - the pictures and objects people have created to represent the mission landscapes.
These primary sources are accompanied by questions that invite careful looking and close readings and that provoke critical thinking about how we remember the past.