Anza Trail Blog

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A Beautiful Arrival Ceremony at the Presidio of San Francisco, June 25, 2016

Tagged as:   California , Culture , Hispanic heritage , Mexico , San Francisco County , Volunteers , history , living history , women , youth

Every year descendants of the original families of the second Juan Bautista de Anza Expedition, through their group Los Californianos, return to… Read more »

Anza Trail Volunteer Sandra Candanosa of Concord Honored with National Park Service Volunteer Award

Tagged as:   Hispanic heritage , Volunteers

Sandra Candanosa of Concord, California, has been named the regional recipient of the National Park Service George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer… Read more »

Public Lands Day on the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , Recreation Trail , Santa Cruz County , Tumacácori , Volunteers , hiking

On September 26, 2015 Ranger Gabriel lead a group on a Anza Trail clean up at Tumacácori National Historical Park for Public… Read more »

Anza Trail Volunteer Phil Valdez Receives Department of Interior Award

Tagged as:   Volunteers

Phil Valdez, Jr., long-time volunteer historian for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, received the Department of Interior Citizen's Award… Read more »

Anza Trail Color Guard Claims a Top Prize

Tagged as:   San Diego County , Volunteers , living history , youth

Anza Trail partners the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and Soldados y Californios de SoCal received a top honor for their Spanish colonial… Read more »

Study Seeks Input from Tucson's Hispanic Community on the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Arizona , Pima County , Volunteers

Participate in a Discussion / Participe en una Discusión: Monday, July 13, 2015 5:00 - 7:00 Woods Memorial Library 3455 N. First… Read more »

Daughters of the American Revolution Unveil Anza Marker in Morgan Hill

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Santa Clara County , Volunteers , history

The California State Society Daughters of the American Revolution (CSSDAR) has commemorated the Anza Expedition with a new marker at the expedition’s… Read more »

5th Annual Anza Days Coming to Mission San Gabriel March 15

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Missions , Volunteers , living history

Presents the th Anza Days at Mission San Gabriel Sunday, March 15, 201510AM - 3PM San Gabriel Mission 428 South Mission Drive San… Read more »

Las Posadas Returns to the Martinez Adobe, Dec. 6

Tagged as:   California , Contra Costa County , Volunteers , history

(Download the Flyer Below) Experience Las Posadas at the Martinez Adobe, on the grounds of the John Muir National Historic Site: Saturday,… Read more »

San Jose: Become a National Park Service Volunteer on Board Amtrak

Tagged as:   Santa Clara County , Volunteers

All aboard! The Trails & Rails program – a partnership between the National Park Service and Amtrak – is expanding to San… Read more »

Anza Days 2014 is Coming! Highlights Include New Exhibits at La Canoa

Tagged as:   Arizona , Historic Sites , Pima County , Pinal County , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers , living history

The Raúl M. Grijalva Canoa Ranch Conservation Park, or Canoa Ranch as it is commonly known, is the newest addition to the… Read more »

An Appreciation: Luis Lopez

Tagged as:   Los Angeles County , Volunteers

Luis Lopez, one of our members, who portrayed Anza at San Gabriel Mission events, passed away in June. The re-enacting community was… Read more »

Become a Trails & Rails Docent; Santa Barbara Information Session Oct. 8

Tagged as:   Santa Barbara County , Volunteers

Become a volunteer Trails & Rails guide aboard Amtrak trains for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail.The South Coast Railroad… Read more »

Meet the Anza Society

Tagged as:   Volunteers , history

The Anza Society, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, was founded nineteen years ago by a group Bautista de Anza, father and son. Both… Read more »

South Pasadena Woman's Love of History Brings New Anza Trail Exhibit to San Gabriel

Tagged as:   California , Historic Sites , Los Angeles County , Volunteers

On Saturday, April 5, 2014, at 1PM, youth participating in the San Gabriel Mission's annual mission model contest will take a break… Read more »

Las Lagunas de Anza Installs New Bird and Wildlife Observation Deck

Tagged as:   Arizona , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers

Santa Fe Ranch volunteer Don Clemans and his son Allan have designed and installed a beautiful new bird and wildlife observation deck… Read more »

Return to Tumacácori – A Touchstone Along the Anza Trail

Tagged as:   Anza Trail Foundation , Arizona , Volunteers

For over four years now, members of our Anza Trail Foundation have spent many hours discussing the importance of the Anza Expedition,… Read more »

Anza Days 2013: Discovering Beauty and Family Along the Trail

Tagged as:   ATCA , Arizona , Pima County , Santa Cruz County , Volunteers , equestrian , living history , youth

Editor's note: The October 2013 Anza Days in Santa Cruz County saw an impressive 28 men, women, and children join the Anza… Read more »

Volunteers Bring Las Posadas Back to Martinez Adobe

Tagged as:   Contra Costa County , Culture , Volunteers

Volunteers with a Spanish-language choir in Martinez, Calif., brought las posadas, a bilingual holiday program, to park visitors on December 14, 2013.… Read more »

Four-Day Kino Cabalgata Rides Along Anza Trail to Magdalena

Tagged as:   Mexico , Missions , Volunteers , equestrian

[Editor's Note: Eusebio Kino's impact in modern-day Sonora and Arizona was felt generations before and after the Anza Expedition; but both of… Read more »