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[Past Event] A Bastion Too Far: The Royal Presidio of Monterey

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Course Description:

Monterey was the first European capital of Alta California, and the Spanish Royal Presidio of Monterey is one of the most historic sites in California. Despite its significance, the history and archaeology of the Presidio have largely been forgotten, overshadowed by other 18th and 19th century California Spanish colonial mission and presidio sites.

This course will examine the exploration and eventual founding of Monterey, the archaeology, build out and decline of the Presidio proper, and the changing identities of soldiers and settlers of Monterey.


Tuition: $35.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays, Sept. 9, 16, 23
*1:30 - 3:00pm* (3 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Jennifer A. Lucido, M.A., is an adjunct instructor in the School of Social, Behavioral & Global Studies at CSUMB. She completed her Master of Arts in Cultural Resources Management at Sonoma State University and has published a number of academic papers on Spanish colonialism in California.