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SBTHP presents Lecture Old Missions of Baja and Alta California

 

March 31, 2014

The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is proud to present Max Kurillo with David Kier: The Old Missions of Baja and Alta California, 1697-1834 on April 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park (123 East Canon Perdido Street).

 

Max Kurillo, author of The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California 1697-1834, and Baja California adventurer and co-author David Kier will present the story of the founding of all 48 missions of Baja and Alta California.  Learn about where the missions were founded, how they inter-connect, and why they faded away. 

 

A reception and book signing will follow the lecture. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

 

Co-sponsored by the Santa Bárbara Mission Archive-Library.

 

Max Kurillo  

Kurillo worked for the US Navy and US Army in six countries. He is a graduate of Metals Engineering Institute. A co-author of six books on various aspects of California history, his work includes visiting and photographing all the missions in Baja and Alta California and his articles appear in various local and professional publications. He resides in San Diego.

 

David Kier

Camping and four wheeling in Baja California has been a passion of David Kier, starting as a child in the family Jeep. At age 15, David published his first Baja guidebook and a second was published the following year. David enjoys helping travelers and continues to research Baja’s rich history and write travel articles. In 2012, he teamed up with history authors Max Kurillo and Erline Tuttle to write The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California, 1697-1834. David maintains the website www.vivabaja.com to share his travels.

 

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Max Kurillo with David Kier: The Old Missions of Baja and Alta California, 1697-1834

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Presidio Chapel at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park

123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara

COST:  Admission: $10; Free for SBTHP & SBMAL Members

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Visit www.sbthp.org or call (805) 965-0093

SHORT DESCRIPTION:  Max Kurillo, author of The Old Missions of Baja & Alta California 1697-1834, and Baja California adventurer and co-author David Kier will present the story of the founding of all 48 missions of Baja and Alta California.  Learn about where the missions were founded, how they inter-connect, and why they faded away. 

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