“If These Walls Could Talk” is a self-guided audio tour designed for students — and specifically those California students learning about the Mission San Juan Capistrano.
The approximately 80-minute tour is part of the Mission’s education program, newly named “Remembering the Builders: Mission San Juan Capistrano Student Education Program.”
“The new name reflects our effort to focus on sharing the many facets of history and ensures that we are remembering the contributions of our Indigenous builders and celebrating St. Serra,” said the Mission’s executive director Mechelle Lawrence Adams. “We are always proud that our education programs continue to meet, or exceed, the State of California’s curriculum standards for learning about history, social sciences and some science.”
Led by the “Grandmotherly Mission Wall’s” voice, children, students and families will learn important and interesting facts about the Mission and its almost 250- year history.
During the 23 station stops, tour goers will “meet” historical figures such as Fr. Serra, the Mission’s founder, a Spanish soldier, a Native Acjachemen person and a Spanish padre. They will learn about the Mission’s agriculture and step inside Serra Chapel — the state’s most historically significant chapel.
The audio tour also inspires students to ask questions of their own, continuing the conversation long after the tour ends.
Co-written by Lawrence Adams, the audio recording features voice actors as well as local student Jack Adams and Nathan Banda, Juaneño Band of Mission Indians, Acjachemen Nation….
“If These Walls Could Talk” audio tour is available during Mission San Juan Capistrano’s regular operating hours. For more information, visit www.missionsjc.com.
From OC Catholic