This is the Santa Barbara
Missions of California Educational Project.
Parental Supervision is Recommended.
Santa Barbara was founded as the 10th mission on December 4, 1786, by
Father Fermin de Lasuen. Best known for unique architecture, it featured twin
bell towers and an ornate Roman temple fašade built by the Chumash Indians.
By 1807 nearly 1700 converts lived at the mission. The padres taught them
to build an elaborate water system so extraordinary that parts are still used
by the city of Santa Barbara.
The first church was completed in 1789. A second, built five years later,
was destroyed by an earthquake in 1812. A third was constructed which is the
church recognized today.
Despite secularization, Santa Barbara was never allowed to lapse into
decay. It has remained in constant use by the Franciscans since the founding
FEATURES: Precision-cut, foam core parts
Short history of the mission included
Complete assembly instructions
INCLUDES: One Santa Barbara Kit
COMMENTS: 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