This is the San Jose|
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
Founded by Father Fermin de Lasuen on June 11, 1797, San Jose was 14th in
the mission chain.
It eventually recorded more converts than any other mission, with over 6000
baptisms of local Ohlone Indians.
Fertile land allowed the mission to excel at fruit and olive production.
By 1831 over 38,000 head of livestock roamed mission lands. Assigned to San
Jose in 1806, Father Narciso Duran brought more acclaim by creating a 30-piece
orchestra, complete with striking uniforms.
When an 1868 earthquake destroyed the mission, a small wooden church was
built and used for over 100 years. In 1985 a near perfect replica of the
original church was completed, and today it serves as a local parish church.
Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
One San Jose 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