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San Gabriel Mission Offers Free Admission During Fiesta

August 31st, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

San Gabriel Mission will offer free admission to its museum and
gardens on Friday, Sept. 4, through Sunday, Sept. 6, as the 238-year-old mission
celebrates its founding with its annual fiesta on those days.
Also, on Saturday, Sept. 5 and Sunday, Sept. 6, Gabrieleno-Tongva indians and
re-enactors of early California history have been invited to be in the gardens from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. to talk to visitors and most will do demonstrations for the visitors.
Some re-enactors invited are a blacksmith, Fr. Serra, wool spinner, Indian clay potter, rope maker, and gold panner with a hands-on display.
San Gabriel Mission is the fourth oldest mission of 21 founded in California and is
located at 427 S. Junipero Serra Dr., San Gabriel, CA 91776, about one and a half miles
north of the San Bernardino Freeway (10). Exit the freeway at the Del Mar Avenue and travel north about one and a half miles to Mission Road, turn left, west, and travel a half mile to the mission parking lot. More information is available at www.sangabrielmisson.org (click on events, fiesta), and (626) 457-3035.

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