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Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission @ Mission San Luis
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission @ Mission San Luis

“Soundscapes of a Spanish Mission: Music, Dance & Bells in the Borderlands of the Ibero-American World”
by Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann

Reception 6:00 pm | Lecture: 6:30-7:30 pm

Join us at Mission San Luis for the second in our series of presentations on “Colo-nial Sounds: The Influence of Native and Spanish Music on America”

Historian Kristin Dutcher Mann will discuss the ways in which music and dance shaped cultural interactions in the Franciscan and Jesuit mission communities in Northern New Spain. Performed sound — liturgical music, devotional songs, music for special occasions, and bell-ringing — structured time and space. It created, reinforced and sometimes challenged power structures, as well as social and economic relationships in places in the borderlands between native ground and the Spanish empire.

Dr. Kristin Dutcher Mann, a professor of History at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock, is a specialist in the history of Colonial Latin America and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.

Blessing of Animals @ Mission San Luis
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Pet owners and animal lovers ~ bring your furry, feathered, or other friends to Mission San Luis to enjoy the following:
— Blessings for Animal Companions
(with free certificates & online photos)
— Crafts & Animal ID activities
— Living History
— Paso Fino Horse Demonstrations
— Animal-Organization Booths
(with information and pets for adoption)
— Butterfly & Caterpillar Display

The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and the environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect.

Mission San Luis is a pet-friendly site, so bring your leashed animal companions to
enjoy the beautiful park setting year-round!