The Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua Foundation was formed in 2010 to fund the retrofit repair and the preservation of the structural integrity of the historic and beloved mission. The Foundation's intent is to raise funds to ensure that this landmark, an important piece of California's history, is saved, so that visitors and the greater community can experience this historical treasure and its inspiring serenity for years to come.
The Campaign for the Preservation of Mission San Antonio de Padua formed in 2010 to raise funds for the seismic restoration of Mission San Antonio near Jolon in South County, ensuring this historic landmark will remain open for future generations to visit. In 2012, the mission underwent a comprehensive study resulting in a five-phase plan to complete the project. Phases 1-3—including the retrofit and mandated code upgrades to the church, retreat rooms and bathrooms—are complete, and Phase 4 will soon be finished. The Big Idea is to complete Phase 5, which includes renovating the kitchen, two dining rooms, bathroom, laundry, archival storage, wood shop and garages.
As a fourth-grade teacher, I know how important all 21 of our California missions are to my students’ understanding and appreciation of California history. Many of the missions host living history days where my students can see, feel, hear, smell and even taste history. Mission San Antonio de Padua is one of these special missions that I recommend my students visit. The living history day at Mission San Antonio de Padua is extraordinary.
- Michele M.