California Mission Studies Association

Founded in 1984, California Mission Studies Association (CMSA) is a non-profit organization formed to further advance the studies and research of our missions, presidios, ranchos, villas and pueblos. As an organization, CMSA promotes the development of archeological, historical and cultural resources. We’re hoping that this webpage will serve everyone as a first stop when looking for information regarding our missions, presidios, ranchos, and pueblos. We invite you to browse our webpage as you continue your interest of events, people and history along the mission trail. JOIN CMSA TODAY!

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  • The Fall 2014 Edition of the Correo is now available. Click here to catch up on all the news.

  • 2015 CMSA Conference Call for Papers. Click here for information if you would like to submit a presentation for consideration for the upcoming 2015 CMSA Conference.

  • The 2015 CMSA Annual Conference will be held at Mission San Buenaventura. Click here for more details.

  • Click Here to read a book review on Spanish commerce in the Pacific 1680 - 1740. The book is entitled El Pacífico hispanoamericano: Política y comercio asiático en el Imperio Espanol (1680-1784) – La centralidad de lo marginal.

  • Evangelization and Cultural Conflict in Colonial Mexico by Robert H. Jackson now available on Amazon: Click here to check it out.

  • Digital copies of Boletín Vol. 29 are now available in the CMSA store for immediate download. Click here to order!

  • The 2013 CMSA Conference Video Proceedings are now online. Click here to see the presentations from this year's Conference.