Santa Barbara


This is a set of links to resources for information about the Santa Barbara Mission.

Santa Barbara History

The “Queen of the Missions.” On a spring day in 1782, the Padre Presidente of the California Missions, Father Junípero Serra, and the Spanish Governor de Neve founded (as Serra supposed) the presidio and mission of Santa Barbara.
Source:       The Civic Group

The Tenth Mission
Santa Barbara was the first mission founded by Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen, Father Serra’s successor as President of the California missions. Although Father Serra dedicated the site of the Santa Barbara presidio (fort) in April of 1782, he did not have permission at that time to found a mission in Santa Barbara.
Source:       BGe Internet Services

Mission Santa Barbara

Learn about the founding Father, get resources for your Mission report, learn about Native Californians, explore then & now, and get art.
Source:       EUSD

California Mission Santa Barbara

Check out pictures of this Mission and get a few facts while you’re here.
Source:       California Museum of Photography

Founded in 1786

Santa Barbara has always been known for its natural beauty. Father Serra had spoken often about it as an ideal site for a mission. Father Lasuen founded the mission in 1786.
Source:       Juggernaut Technology

Almanac: California Missions

Get a data sheet for this Mission and view some of the oldest pictures available from this site.
Source:       Joel Gazis-Sax

California Missions Foundation

The tenth mission was founded on December 4, 1786. It was rededicated on December 16, 1786, by Father Lasuén and named for Saint Barbara.
Source:       California Missions Foundation

Tour the Mission Santa Barbara

Take a virtual tour of this Mission through some colorful photographs.
Source:      CaliforniaMissions.com




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