• Anza Trail

    Juan Bautista de Anza

    National Historic Trail AZ,CA

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  • Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

    Struggle and Opportunity: A California Cultural Journey

    Struggle and Opportunity: A California Cultural Journey

    Reserve our free cultural heritage traveling trunks and explore the Tongva & Chumash pre-contact period and 19th century Spanish/Mexican cultures of the mission and rancho era with your 3rd – 5th grade students. Teacher-led traveling trunks are designed to compare cultural periods in Southern California and Santa Monica Mountains’ history. Period reproduction artifacts, activities, lesson plans, reference materials and curriculum guides are included.

  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

    The Anza Trail: An Educational Discovery Trunk for Santa Barbara

    The Anza Trail: An Educational Discovery Trunk for Santa Barbara

    The Anza Trail Traveling Trunk is a teachers' resource offered by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation and the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the 1775-1776 colonizing expedition led by Juan Bautista de Anza. Students will learn about the people, landscape, and style of life on the Anza Trail through the items in the trunk.

Did You Know?

The Anza Trail stretches from Nogales, Arizona to San Francisco, California

18th century Spanish military leader Juan Bautista de Anza, who led the expedition along the Anza Trail, was called 'Anza' when alive. About 100 years ago, someone mistakenly started calling him 'De' Anza. Use of the incorrect 'De Anza' name is rampant across the southwest on schools, parks, streets, and businesses. More...