Junípero Serra Tricentennial Exhibitions, Symposium, and a Publication

Dr. Ruben G. Mendoza at California State University, Monterey Bay, informed us of three events pertaining to those activities specific to acknowledging the Serra Tricentennial at Monterey Bay. On the evening of Saturday, November 9, the National Steinbeck Center launched a Serra Tricentennial exhibition titled "The Sacred Expedition: Fray Junípero Serra, Native Californians, and the Legacy of the Franciscan Missions," for which Dr. Mendoza served as guest curator. The exhibit, which features the works of three photographers, including Mendoza, as well as a host of Mission-era liturgical and California Indian artifacts, will be on view through January 31, 2014. Further information is available at http://www.steinbeck.org/pages/the-sacred-expedition.

The Serra Tricentennial exhibition catalog/commemorative book is available for online order from MagCloud.com athttp://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/654874.

California State University, Monterey Bay, will, in turn, feature a second Serra Tricentennial show featuring 18 years of Dr. Mendoza’s photographic documentation of the missions of the Monterey Bay and further afield, and that exhibition will launch with a reception at the Student Activities Center on the evening of Thursday, November 14th. A symposium will be convened on the evening of Tuesday, November 19th, and will feature recent translations and reappraisals of the writings of Fray Junípero Serra, OFM, by Professors Robert Senkewicz and Rose Marie Beebe. A panel discussion will follow with both area scholars and California Indian representatives and community scholars. Further information on this University event may be found at http://news.csumb.edu/news/2013/oct/23/symposium-explores-serra-legacy-franciscan-missions?utm_source=card&utm_medium=tall&utm_campaign=card.

You may follow posts regarding the symposium and exhibitions on Facebook under Fourteenth Colony, orhttps://www.facebook.com/fourteenth.colony?fref=ts. In addition, you may peruse a developing new 14th Colony Teacher Resource Center that will feature 100 video clips of key California missions scholars responding to questions regarding the myths of the California missions and presidios athttp://mrc.The14thColony.org. Though the videos are not yet linked to the Teacher Resource Center, you may preview some of that content athttp://www.youtube.com/user/The14thColony.