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Lecture and Virtual Tour of the Mission San Antonio de Padua -- Prof. Robert Hoover
SLO Museum of Art, Gray Wing
San Luis Obispo, CA
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Lecture and Virtual Tour of the Mission San Antonio de Padua -- Prof. Robert Hoover
Join us for a lecture and a virtual tour of the Mission San Antonio de Padua.

Prof. Bob Hoover will share his extensive collection of slides of the misson that he has collected over the years. These slides show the exterior, interior, images of art and artifacts and the restoration efforts over the last 30 years.

You will learn why establishing missions in California was important to the Spanish crown learn more about the history of the mission period.

Your instructor will also discuss many aspects of  of the Mission San Antonio de Padua: its history: its unique architecture; the Missions bells; and description of what everyday life was like in the Missions community.

Finally, you will learn about the decline and abandonment of the Mission and its rebirth as a museum, educational facility and retreat center.

The Mission is located on Fort Hunter Liggett in southern Monterey County, about an hour and a half north of San Luis Obispo.  The Mission was founded in 1771, and is known for its campanario and archway bells. It has been largely restored to its original condition.

Robert L. Hoover, has a PhD in anthropology with a specialty in California archaeology from UC Berkeley.  He has taught at Stanford and is a professor emeritus at Cal Poly.  He has specialized in Spanish colonial archaeology, serving continuously as director of the Archaeological Field School at Mission San Antonio for over 30 years.  He is a recipient of the Award of Distinction from the California Council for the Promotion of History and has received the Norman Neuerburg and Fermin Lasuen Awards from the California Mission Studies Association.  Dr. Hoover was a member of the State Historical Resources Commission for 18 years.

Wednesday, December 7 2016, 10:00am- 12:00pm   SLO Art Museum Gray Wing.  

If you would like to have the password for the member price for this course, go to www.lifelearnerscc.org for information on how you can become a member


SLO Museum of Art, Gray Wing (View)
1010 Broad Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States



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