April 5: Presidio Historical Association’s Annual Meeting

Presidio Historical Association
11:30 – 2:00
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Old Presidio Golf Club
8 Presidio Terrace (next to Arguello gate)
San Francisco, CA

Schedule:Serra by Mosqueda SBMAL
11:30 AM No-host wine reception
12:00 noon – 2:00 PM  Luncheon Meeting
Election of PHA Directors
Program: “Junípero Serra and the Native Peoples of the Californias”

$60/member, $70/non-member
Register and pay online
RSVP by email: presidio-assoc@att.net
RSVP by phone: 415/359-9910

Mail checks to:
Presidio Historical Association
PO Box 29163
San Francisco, CA 94129

“Junípero Serra and the Native Peoples of the Californias”

Rose Marie Beebe, Professor of Spanish Literature, Santa Clara University
Robert M. Senkewicz, Professor of History, Santa Clara University

This lively wife/husband team will present some of their research on the life and thought of the founder of the Alta California mission system based on their 2015 book Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary.

For this presentation they will concentrate on the areas of Junípero Serra’s life that have proven, especially in California, to be the most discussed. Rose Marie Beebe’s extraordinary skills as a paleographer and translator assured the book accurately recounts the documentary record of Serra’s approach to the native peoples of both Baja California and Alta California, the dynamic between conversion and punishment, and the native people’s initial response to Serra and his fellow missionaries.