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!



News & Events

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  • Online registration for the 2014 CMSA Conference at Mission San Antonio de Padua is now available in the CMSA Store. Click here to register now!

  • Click here to print directions and information for the 2014 Conference.

  • To register for the 2014 CMSA Conference by mail, click here to download the registration form.

  • Vendor information for the Marketplace at the 2014 Conference can be found here. The vendor registration form can be downloaded here.

  • Click here to print directions and information for the 31st CMSA Conference.

  • The Fall 2013 Edition of the Correo is now available. Click here to catch up on all the news.

  • 2014 CMSA Conference Call For Papers is here! Click here for more information, or Here to download and print the information.

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

  • The Summer Correo is here! Click here to read this latest issue.

  • The CMSA 2014 Conference will be held at Mission San Antonio de Padua, and will include a special tour of Hearst Castle. See the current Correo for all the details.

  • As of July 1, several new Board members joined CMSA. Read about the recent elections in the current Correo, and see the complete list of Board members and officers here.

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