Free Tuesday Talk: Settling the Mission & Presidio
Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the San Diego History Center
On the second Tuesday of each month, watch a presentation at 1:00 pm in our Thornton Theater.
As part of the 250th anniversary of the founding of San Diego, please join us for a special presentation by Community Historian Barry Goldlust!
As the first permanent European settlement in Alta California, the founding of the mission and presidio in San Diego represents a major turning point in the history of the region. Mission San Diego de Alcalá and Presidio de San Diego were the products of an expanding Spanish empire that would bring new people to the region; alter the Native cultures; and introduce new foods, animals, and technology. This presentation examines the circumstances surrounding the founding of these institutions, as well as their daily functions and legacy.
About the Free Tuesday Talk Lecture Series:
Come to the History Center on the second Tuesday of each month for a presentation about our shared history—both popular and obscure—and uncover something new! Join a monthly conversation about San Diego’s untold stories relevant to a changing community. Free Tuesday Talks are always free with Give Forward admission.