HACkschool: Mission San Juan Capistrano

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After reading Island of the Blue Dolphins for our book club, we wanted to learn more about the California missions. So we set up a HACkschool adventure to Mission San Juan Capistrano and read the sequel, Zia, to prepare. We loved the book, whose story is told from the perspective of a Native American, and through story was a very organic way to absorb more about the California missions before exploring in person. We did a docent led tour and ended up with a married couple, in full costume, who were clearly passionate about their work. So much history to take in. […]