April Monthly Activity Schedule

Week 1: April 6 - Citrus, Frank Miller and The Mission Inn

Citrus, Frank Miller and the Mission Inn looks at the relationship Frank Miller had with citrus prior to his ownership of the Mission Inn and eventually how the Mission Inn was reflected in the local citrus industry. Throughout your historical journey there are three craft activities to create and explore, providing a hands-on learning experience!

Week 2: April 13 - The Mission Inn Hotel Architecture Series: The Mission Wing: Court of the Birds 

We are exploring the “Mission Wing” and the “Court of the Birds”.  We invite you to take part in the Greeting Card Activity, featuring the Campanario. We hope you can send family and friends a little piece of Riverside to remind them how much you miss them! 

Week 3: April 20 - St. Francis Chapel: International Shrine of Aviators 

 We explore the “Wall of Wings” outside the St. Francis Chapel and the numerous aviators that have placed their signed wings on the wall, including Orville Wright! We invite you to decorate your own Mission Inn Flier's Wings. 

Fliers Wall Activity Download.pdf

MIF_Flier template.pdf

Week 4: April 27 - The Mission Inn Hotel Architecture Series: The International Rotunda Wing: Ceramic Tiles 

We look at one of the International Rotunda’s most unique and (probably) unknown features, the 49 ceramic tiles that line the walls, which showcase over 30 countries. We invite you to take part in creating your own Mission Inn Tile!

Rotunda_Tile_Lesson and Template.pdf



Week 5: May 4 - The Mission Inn Hotel Architecture Series: The International Rotunda Wing: Initial Activity 

We are taking another look at the International Rotunda. However, this time we are focusing on another unknown part, the metal railing. Join us in learning about the important initials and create and decorate your own initials. 



Week 6: May 11 - St. Francis of Assisi Chapel: Louis Comfort Tiffany Stained Glass Windows

Did you know that the son of the founder of Tiffany & Co. (famous jewelry store) created the windows displayed in the St. Francis Chapel? Learn a little about the windows and their creator. Then create and decorate your own stained-glass artwork.


Week 7: May 18 - The Mission Inn Hotel Architecture Series: Spanish Wing: Spanish Patio and Anton Clock 

Did you know the Spanish Wing contains work from three different architects, built at three different times? Learn a brief history of the Spanish Wing and one of its most unique features, the Anton Clock, built in Germany in 1709. Then create your own clock. 

Anton Clock Activity.pdf


ART Session - May 18 - "Sketching the Mission Inn Macaws" - Hosted by JImmy Purcell