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.
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!
MAY Monthly ACTIVITY SCHEDULE
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.
ART Session - May 18 - "Sketching the Mission Inn Macaws" - Hosted by JImmy Purcell
Week 8: May 25 - The Mission Inn Poem
Did you know the Mission Inn, Frank Miller, and Riverside were featured in a poem? Learn about the poem and create a Mission In Haiku.
Week 9: June 8 - The Mission Inn Art Series: San Juan Hill Painting
Did you know the Mission Inn houses a work of art that features the First U.S. Cavalry, led by Theodore Roosevelt? Learn about the painting and then paint your own work of art.
ART SESSION - JUNE 1 - "sKETCHING THE California dESERT tORTOISE" - HOSTED BY JIMMY PURCELL
Week 10: June 15 - City of Riverside Series: Downtown Riverside
Learn about the development of Riverside and share your historical photographs of Riverside throughout the years.
ART SESSION - JUNE 15 - "SKETCHING THE CALIFORNIA Grizzly Bear" - HOSTED BY JIMMY PURCELL
Week 11: June 22 - City of Riverside Series (Father's Day Edition): The Founding Fathers of Riverside
Learn about Riverside's "Founding Fathers" in honor of Father's Day and create your own Walk of Fame Star for your Father.