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

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

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