This is the San Gabriel Arcangel|
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
Mission San Gabriel Arcangel was founded September 8, 1771, by Father
Junipero Serra. Fourth in the mission chain, it offers a unique, fortress-like
The mission thrived, with large herds of cattle providing the means for
tallow-rendering, soap-making and tanning hides. The native Gabrielino Indians
were skilled wine makers, producing as much as 50,000 gallons annually. In
1811, San Gabriel reaped one of the largest wheat crops ever recorded by the
Care continued to a smaller degree after secularization. Some Native
Americans remained and a priest visited weekly to say Mass. The mission still
has an active role in the local community, providing ministry through its
churches and schools.
Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
One San Gabriel Arcangel Kit
In the state of California, many 4th Grade students get involved in
building a model of one of the California Spanish missions
Due to small parts that could cause a choking hazard please keep
away from children 3 years of age and younger
Cardboard roof material is supplied with the kit. Optional adobe
style roofing tiles are shown in some photographs and are
available at your craft supply store