Missions of California

The Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library provides excellent resources to assist fourth graders and their parents with the California Mission projects. The following e-books and websites offer a great place to start your research.


View the Follett Shelf website to see the e-book library.
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use the username: missions
password: missions

Recommended Mission Web Pages

California Missions Resource Center

California Missions Resource Center is a comprehensive online resource for historical information on the 21 California missions. The website contains important key facts, images, historic drawings, slide-shows, architectural drawings of the churches, an illustrated description and history of native Californians, and other reference materials for each mission. A unique feature of the site is its Ask the Expert section which contains answers to specific questions and allows students to submit their own questions.

MissionTour: A Virtual Tour of the California Missions

MissionTour provides virtual tours of all of the 21 California missions, complete with history, full-color photographs and descriptions, and the hours and contact information for each of the missions.

California Mission Studies Association

California Mission Studies Association (CMSA) is a scholarly association dedicated to the research and preservation of the California missions. Their website contains an illustrated glossary of terms, contact information for the missions, and an extensive website bibliography with links to additional information about the missions and native Californians.