Have you ever gone back to a park after years of absence and found it significantly changed? New facilities get built, old ones disappear, and perhaps the very nature of the place undergoes its own transformation.
At Tumacácori, preservation specialists work tirelessly to prevent the natural erosion of historic features. They use traditional and modern techniques to maintain the adobe, wood, and plaster.
A common question: "When is the National Park Service going to restore these treasures?" It's a tough one to answer. Modern National Park Service philosophy trends toward preservation and stabilization over restoration, but it was not always so.
Explore this series of images of the church façade over time. Can you find evidence of active restoration, preservation, and even natural erosion?