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Learn more about regional topics including history, archaeology, and, of course, Mission San Luis during this monthly lecture series held the first Saturday of the month. Historical Happenings presentations are free with a site membership. The lectures are free with paid admission to all other attendees.
June 1—Trash to Treasure: Examining Trash Pits at
Mission San Luis
Join Mission San Luis Archaeologist Heidi Edgar for a presentation on trash pits, and why archaeologists love them! This discussion will delve into the underappreciated entities known as trash pits—examining their life cycle and how they ended up full of garbage. Whether it is 2013 or 1699, what people throw away reveals a great deal about their culture and day-to-day lives, and the trash pits at San Luis tell an important tale about the residents of the Mission over 300 years ago.
From Noon to 2:00 p.m. on the First Saturday of the month, children are invited to participate in making crafts that they can then take home. Colonial Crafts is free with admission.
- June 1: Clay Pots
- July 6 : Animal Masks
- August 3 : Cool-OffNecklaces
- September 7 : Corn Husk Dolls
For those who were unable to attend Mission San Luis' 1st Annual Knit-a-Thon, or did attend and would copies of the hat patterns that were used, please click on the links below. If you have questions concerning the patterns or Mission San Luis' Living History costume department, please feel free to contact us at (850) 245-6406.