California Mission Studies Association

ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA MISSION STUDIES ASSOCIATION:

"With the inception of a California Mission Studies Association,... a need will be filled which has been recognized by many over the past years. It is very important that ... the widest possible circle be drawn to be certain of including everyone with an active interest in the given period. Every aspect should be encompassed, including music, dance, arts, crafts, etc., as well as the obvious in an effort to make mission studies as comprehensive a subject as possible. Continuing in this vein, because of the direct relationship between all aspects of research in the mission period, it seems imperative that studies relating to presidios, ranchos, villas, pueblos, etc., be considered ...  along with strictly mission oriented investigations." 

-- Edna Kimbro,   CMSA Founding Member, 1984

OBJECTIVES:
Founded in 1984, CMSA is a nonprofit public benefit corporation formed with the following educational purposes:

  • to preserve, advance, and promote early California historic and cultural resources

  • to advance and promote development of archaeological, historical, and archival resources

  • to promote research projects resulting in the preservation and restoration of period landmarks   

  • to encourage and support educational opportunities for scholarship in the fields of early California history and culture, regardless of color, race, creed, sex or age.

2011-2013 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT

David Bolton, Santa Barbara

VICE-PRESIDENT
Bettie Allen, Sonoma
Theresa Brunner, Novato

SECRETARY
Carol Kenyon, Bradley

TREASURER
Michael Imwalle, Santa Barbara


CMSA BOARD MEMBERS AT LARGE

Steven Hackel, Pasadena

Nick Tipon, Santa Rosa

John Warren, Paso Robles

Mary Wood, Santa Cruz

Maureen Bourbin, San Francisco

Ty Smith, Cambria

Cassidy DeBaker, San Rafael

Mary Susa, San Juan Capistrano