Prelado De Los Tesoros

Prelado De Los Tesoros Prelado De Los Tesoros is a 501(c)(3) non-profit cooperating association and a proud partner of La Purísima Mission. Our goal is to provide financial support, animal care, promote and advance the educational and interpretive activities of La Purísima

Prelado de los Tesoros (Keepers of the Treasures) a non-profit association since October, 1979 is proud to partner with California State Parks to help protect and preserve our State and County's history and heritage for future generations.

Operating as usual

Living history museums like La Purisima Mission and Historic Williamsburg face unique challengaes taking care of live an...
06/29/2021

Living history museums like La Purisima Mission and Historic Williamsburg face unique challengaes taking care of live animals. Please help support La Purisima Mission animals if you can. https://www.lapurisimamission.org/adoptananimal?fbclid=IwAR10AK6l7rUIMEW8WcrsK8BBONeywCz5cC39W7OMGdYTm7s45XASQSstbGE
Molly Machin

Living history museums like La Purisima Mission and Historic Williamsburg face unique challengaes taking care of live animals. Please help support La Purisima Mission animals if you can. https://www.lapurisimamission.org/adoptananimal?fbclid=IwAR10AK6l7rUIMEW8WcrsK8BBONeywCz5cC39W7OMGdYTm7s45XASQSstbGE
Molly Machin

#SundayShoutout to our wonderful #Preladovolunteers Bonnie Bigelow & Debra Baldwin-Hernandez for their dedication to kee...
06/27/2021

#SundayShoutout to our wonderful #Preladovolunteers Bonnie Bigelow & Debra Baldwin-Hernandez for their dedication to keep our Tienda, Prelado’s Gift shop open!! Thank them Next time you see them!!!
OPEN WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY- SATURDAY 12:00 - 3:00 pm
SUNDAY 11:00 - 3:00 pm

https://www.lapurisimamission.org/membership

#lapurísimamission #supportlocal #preladodelostesoros #keepersofthetreasure #californiamissions

06/26/2021

Mountain Lion Sighting Confirmed on Upper Loop Trail

When you visit La Purisima Mission State Historic Park you are entering the home of the mountain lion-the only home he has.

You must stay alert of any dangers on the trails. It is vital that you respect the parks wildlife. Although these animals are seldom seen, they are present.

It is safer to hike with a group than alone.

Your dog MUST be on a leash at all times when inside the park boundary.

Never let children run ahead of you – keep them within arms reach.

Report any mountain lion sightings, in detail, to a ranger at the nearest state park facility as soon as possible.

For more information about how you can protect yourself from a mountain lion encounter please click on the link provided. The tips provided by the mountain lion foundation are based upon the best information currently available.

https://mountainlion.org/stay-safe/

Picture CREDIT: Rob Holdsambeck

Donate or Become a member To preserve and protect the most restored mission in California we encourage you to become a M...
06/24/2021
Click to support Prelado de los Tesoros de La Purisima Mission

Donate or Become a member To preserve and protect the most restored mission in California we encourage you to become a Member with a Mission. If you chose to be a member of Prelado, we have several levels of membership.
Funds raised through membership help pay for materials for educational programs both in person and virtual for adults, visitors and kids, like Jr. Rangers, Also it helps to feed and care for the animals as well as preservation projects and building restoration.

Prelado's support provides La Purisima Mission State Historic Park with money for enrichment programs, animal care, docent training, building repairs and many other aspects of operating this historic park. Prelado also plays an important role in keeping La Purisima Mission open to the public.

In 1928 Californians voted three to one for a $6 million bond to help establish the California Park Commission. Docents ...
06/23/2021

In 1928 Californians voted three to one for a $6 million bond to help establish the California Park Commission. Docents at La Purisima Mission are proud to support the California State Parks. Yes, we know that this Model A Ford from 1928 happens to be a US Forestry car but you have to admit it's pretty cool. Molly Machin

In 1928 Californians voted three to one for a $6 million bond to help establish the California Park Commission. Docents at La Purisima Mission are proud to support the California State Parks. Yes, we know that this Model A Ford from 1928 happens to be a US Forestry car but you have to admit it's pretty cool. Molly Machin

06/22/2021

GUIDED Mission Tours are BACK!!!

As of Wednesday, June 16, 2021 guided tours will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday thru Saturday and 1:00 p.m. tours on Saturdays and Sundays. Tour guides will lead you through the historic buildings as they bring them to life with the stories of mission life and the people who once lived here. The 1 ½ to 2 hour tour covers approximately 1 mile thru rustic terrain, stairs and doorways. Most buildings are accessible; persons with special needs should contact park staff at (805)735-2174 or [email protected]

06/22/2021

Jr. Rangers are BACK! YAY!!!

For Kids 7-12 Years Old

Wednesday & Friday
at 10:00 -11:00 a.m.

06/21/2021

Guided Tours are BACK!!

Wednesday thru Friday at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday 11:00 & 1:00

Sunday at 1:00

CHUMASH ASTRONOMY In the Santa Lucia Mountains of SLO County there is a tree carving called The Salamander Tree.  The ar...
06/18/2021

CHUMASH ASTRONOMY In the Santa Lucia Mountains of SLO County there is a tree carving called The Salamander Tree. The arborglyph is in fact an important Chumash artifact. The carving was named that because the lines were thought to be six legs. The lower part of the carving is in fact a sundial as well as a calendar. The upper region is a star-chart depicting the Big Dipper rotating around the North Star at different times of the year. The arborglyph allowed the Chumash to keep trac of the solstice and equinox. The Salamander Tree is an example of the Chumash people's sophisticated understanding of astronomy.

For more information go to

Chumash Science Through Time
https://chumashscience.com

Archaeoastronomical Implications of a Northern Chumash Arborglyph
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/94n052j7

A Tree Carving in California: Ancient Astronomers?
By Matt Kettmann TIME Magazine Feb. 09, 2010
http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1960661,00.h

Photo of the Arborglyph, courtesy Rex Saint Onge and Chumash Science website.

CHUMASH ASTRONOMY In the Santa Lucia Mountains of SLO County there is a tree carving called The Salamander Tree. The arborglyph is in fact an important Chumash artifact. The carving was named that because the lines were thought to be six legs. The lower part of the carving is in fact a sundial as well as a calendar. The upper region is a star-chart depicting the Big Dipper rotating around the North Star at different times of the year. The arborglyph allowed the Chumash to keep trac of the solstice and equinox. The Salamander Tree is an example of the Chumash people's sophisticated understanding of astronomy.

For more information go to

Chumash Science Through Time
https://chumashscience.com

Archaeoastronomical Implications of a Northern Chumash Arborglyph
https://escholarship.org/uc/item/94n052j7

A Tree Carving in California: Ancient Astronomers?
By Matt Kettmann TIME Magazine Feb. 09, 2010
http://content.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1960661,00.h

Photo of the Arborglyph, courtesy Rex Saint Onge and Chumash Science website.

06/10/2021

Thank you Explore Lompoc

A BIG THANK YOU to 805 Living magazine for the nice write-up about La Purisima Mission in the May Outdoor Living issue.
06/07/2021

A BIG THANK YOU to 805 Living magazine for the nice write-up about La Purisima Mission in the May Outdoor Living issue.

A BIG THANK YOU to 805 Living magazine for the nice write-up about La Purisima Mission in the May Outdoor Living issue.

Is nice to see everyone coming to visit and so fancy and dress up too.  Want to learn more about our trails and mission ...
05/31/2021

Is nice to see everyone coming to visit and so fancy and dress up too.

Want to learn more about our trails and mission map on Journey back in time, visit our website

https://www.lapurisimamission.org

Are those little white flowers on the coyote plant?  NO, the white foam you see is from the SPITTLEBUG.  1. Spittlebugs ...
05/28/2021

Are those little white flowers on the coyote plant?

NO, the white foam you see is from the SPITTLEBUG.

1. Spittlebugs eggs are laid at the base of a plant
2. The Nymphs come out in April and May
3. Nymphs move up the plant to feed on tender leave.
4. Nymphs secrete a protective foamy spit as they eat.
5. Nymphs feed for at least a month before becoming adults.
6. Adults live about 3 weeks before laying eggs and dying.

Are those little white flowers on the coyote plant?

NO, the white foam you see is from the SPITTLEBUG.

1. Spittlebugs eggs are laid at the base of a plant
2. The Nymphs come out in April and May
3. Nymphs move up the plant to feed on tender leave.
4. Nymphs secrete a protective foamy spit as they eat.
5. Nymphs feed for at least a month before becoming adults.
6. Adults live about 3 weeks before laying eggs and dying.

Docents Doug and Simone in 2019
05/20/2021

Docents Doug and Simone in 2019

No visit to the mission is complete without visiting the livestock.By clicking the photos you will get a brief history o...
05/18/2021

No visit to the mission is complete without visiting the livestock.
By clicking the photos you will get a brief history of the livestock uses and how many roamed the mission land back in 1820.

Prelado is financially responsible for the care and feeding of the animals. With the cancellation of events, our income has diminished. Please help us provide for these beautiful animals that bring joy and life to our mission.

https://www.lapurisimamission.org/adoptananimal

#animalsatlapurísima
#horsesatlapurísima
#donkeysatlapurísima

La Purisima blooming all over!
05/17/2021

La Purisima blooming all over!

Can you name these things around the mission?
05/16/2021

Can you name these things around the mission?

05/14/2021

Digging Friday!!
Have a nice weekend!
#fridayvibes
#lapurisimamission

Item of the week! $12.00 Beautiful color photograph collection of La Purisima Mission and its docents.La Tienda is open ...
05/13/2021

Item of the week!
$12.00 Beautiful color photograph collection of La Purisima Mission and its docents.
La Tienda is open
Fridays 12pm to 4 pm
Saturdays 12pm to 4 pm
Sundays 11am to 3pm
La Tienda sales proceeds support educational programs, animal care at the Mission https://www.lapurisimamission.org

Help us preserve,support and share the historic treasure of La Purísima Mission.

https://www.lapurisimamission.org

#giftshop #lompoc #supportlocalorganizations #shopsmall #featurefriday #itemoftheweek

Item of the week!
$12.00 Beautiful color photograph collection of La Purisima Mission and its docents.
La Tienda is open
Fridays 12pm to 4 pm
Saturdays 12pm to 4 pm
Sundays 11am to 3pm
La Tienda sales proceeds support educational programs, animal care at the Mission https://www.lapurisimamission.org

Help us preserve,support and share the historic treasure of La Purísima Mission.

https://www.lapurisimamission.org

#giftshop #lompoc #supportlocalorganizations #shopsmall #featurefriday #itemoftheweek

Meet Docent Mollie Cobb, I have been visiting La Purisima Mission since in the womb. My first friend at the mission was ...
05/12/2021

Meet Docent Mollie Cobb,

I have been visiting La Purisima Mission since in the womb. My first friend at the mission was Brea the Texas longhorn. I loved petting him and staring into his gorgeous eyes. Everytime I go to the mission the first thing I do is say “Hello” to all the animals. I have attended many Mission Life Day and Junior Ranger Programs. The summer before I started 4th grade the Mountain Men arrived at the park for their bi-annual camp out at the mission. One of them asked if I was going into 4th grade, I replied "yes".

At each station the docents made me like I was the only one at whatever station I visited. I learned how candles, soap and adobe bricks are made. Then that fall I went back with a few hundred local 4th graders to attend a Student Learning History Day. I remember meeting Ann in the weaving room, she made it seem like weaving 100 blankets a year was so easy. Every docent was so kind and knowledgeable at their stations.

As a Girl Scout I earned badges for many things. And Prelado members helped me earn a special Girl Scout “mission patch”. I always love giving back to my community. I never thought I could be a docent. But 4 years ago I attended a Mission Life Day there my friend Catie was in costume dressed as a neophyte (new person) standing next to her grandma Besty. They asked if I would like to be a Junior Docent and invited me to the class. I decided to check it out and the rest is history, haha.

During 8 weeks of training I learned how to churn butter, make tortillas, bake bread, make cordage from yucca, weave baskets, and make adobe bricks. There’s nothing like being barefoot with mud between your toes. I learned how to weave on a loom and explain how the sheep fleece is prepared to make yarn. My first mission day as a Junior Docent was in the weaving room with Ann. After graduation I was asked to volunteer at a Student Learning History Day. Ms. Leah mentored me and we both demonstrated to a small group of 500 4th graders how to grind corn. Ms. Leah always met you with a smile and hug, I miss her dearly. I also have demonstrated the making of “Bull Roar” and making of cordage (rope) at various stations.

When the day is done and the 4th graders have left, we clean up. Then I go visit my animal friends and tell them “so long until next time,” just as when growing up. This past year was difficult not being able to see the 4th graders and my mission family. Currently I help with Prelado's social media posts. So please check out Prelado De Los Tesoros on Facebook and Instagram.

What was going on at the mission 200 years ago?
05/08/2021

What was going on at the mission 200 years ago?

Item of the week! Island of the Blue DolphinStop by La Tienda, the gift shop at the Mission to get yours! Great book to ...
05/07/2021

Item of the week! Island of the Blue Dolphin
Stop by La Tienda, the gift shop at the Mission to get yours! Great book to read about a young girl has to figure out how to survive on stranded island at age 12.
Recommended the 4 th grades to read it.
La Tienda is open
Fridays 12pm to 4 pm
Saturdays 12pm to 4 pm
Sundays 11am to 3pm
La Tienda sales proceeds support educational programs, animal care at the Mission https://www.lapurisimamission.org

Help us preserve,support and share the historic treasure of La Purísima Mission.

https://www.lapurisimamission.org

#giftshop #lompoc #supportlocalorganizations #shopsmall #featurefriday #itemoftheweek

Item of the week! Island of the Blue Dolphin
Stop by La Tienda, the gift shop at the Mission to get yours! Great book to read about a young girl has to figure out how to survive on stranded island at age 12.
Recommended the 4 th grades to read it.
La Tienda is open
Fridays 12pm to 4 pm
Saturdays 12pm to 4 pm
Sundays 11am to 3pm
La Tienda sales proceeds support educational programs, animal care at the Mission https://www.lapurisimamission.org

Help us preserve,support and share the historic treasure of La Purísima Mission.

https://www.lapurisimamission.org

#giftshop #lompoc #supportlocalorganizations #shopsmall #featurefriday #itemoftheweek

So nice
05/05/2021

So nice

Good morning internet! Sometimes the angle less photographed is the one that stops us dead. Loving this shot from @corten on instagram. California Buckwheat is an oddly beautiful plant and we love to see it in our feed.

#californiabuckwheat #lapurisimamission #castateparks

The mission is a wonderful place for visitors to explore, learn and just relax.Did you know…Prelado De Los Tesoros raise...
04/28/2021

The mission is a wonderful place for visitors to explore, learn and just relax.
Did you know…
Prelado De Los Tesoros raises funds that go directly into La Purísima Mission State Historic Park. These funds help support the living history programs by purchasing supplies like fabric for costumes, charcoal, leather, beeswax, masa, clay and more. Prelado also provides funds for the docent training program to help pay for expert speakers stipends, fieldtrips to other missions and training supplies.
It is very important to have the funds to provide the opportunity to hear from experts who can share the full history of the Chumash people, Spanish colonization and the effects of that history for the Chumash and for all of us alive today.
Docents provide an important role in telling those stories and providing visitors engaging activities and conversation to learn about the past.

Show your support and give a donation today or become a member of Prelado de los Tesoros at https://www.lapurisimamission.org/membership

Learn more at
https://www.lapurisimamission.org
#VolunteerMonth2021 #lompoc #supportlocal

Meet Maria Hunt our Prelado Member and State Park Volunteer!  #VolunteerMonth21  My name is Maria Hunt and I've made Lom...
04/27/2021

Meet Maria Hunt our Prelado Member and State Park Volunteer! #VolunteerMonth21
My name is Maria Hunt and I've made Lompoc my home since 1963 when my father brought us to Vandenberg near the end of his Air Force career. After he retired, I was fortunate to attend school in Lompoc until my graduation. Because my parents still live here, my family always had a reason to visit. After my husband retired, we came back to Lompoc to care for my parents.
I have been a Docent since 27 Jan 2018 thanks to Parker (La Purísima Mission Park Ranger) and the Park's end of year hike. Parker explained the Docent Program to us and I was hooked.

As a caregiver for my parents, I was looking for something to do outside the home. La Purisima has always been a favorite place to walk, but I wasn't aware of the programs or the reach of La Purísima to the many visitors we see from all over the world and I wanted to experience that.
COVID has made things very difficult in terms of in-person outreach so I'm glad to be able to help Prelado de los Tesoros with my photography on their page.
La Purísima is one of California's must-see attractions as the most restored Mission of the Mission system, and I am so blessed to live nearby. The Docent Program is one of the jewels of Lompoc Valley and I count many friends among its ranks. I am looking forward to my next chapter here."
More information to become a Prelado member visit
https://www.lapurisimamission.org/membership
or send us an email at [email protected]

#supportlocalorganizations #lompoc #LaPurisimaMission

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is the translation of Prelado de los Tesoros de La Purísima. Prelado is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that raises funds to provide La Purísima Mission State Historic Park with animal care, money for enrichment programs, docent training, building repairs and many other aspects of operating this historic park. Prelado also plays an important role in keeping La Purísima Mission open to the public through letter writing campaigns and other park supporting events.

La Purísima Mission is the jewel of the California Missions and California State Parks. This precious jewel is financially supported by Prelado. Help us keep this treasure in our community for all to enjoy the open spaces and the educational programs for park visitors and school programs.

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Anybody know what the trails are like today-standing water, muddy?