Exhibit Related Publications
A wide range of specialty topics is covered by Mission Inn Foundation. Based on the many exhibits at the Mission Inn Foundation, subjects include a brief history of Frank Miller and the Miller family, the architectural influences of Frank Miller, a concise history and documentation of the St. Francis Chapel’s Rayes Altar, and the philosophy of the Arts & Crafts Movement, reflected in the Mission Revival architecture and historic furnishings of the Mission Inn.
Educational Program Publications
The Mission Inn Foundation also features publications that highlight its educational programming. The “Family Voices” project has received funding support from the National Endowment for the Arts, and features the work of students, grades 3-12, as they investigate their family histories by selecting an “artifact” that represents their family stories. Publications are available for each of the past 8 years of the award-winning Family Voices project. Another publication documents “The Generation Project.” Funded by The James Irvine Foundation and the CA Council for the Humanities, it is a photographic and oral history exploration of cultural identity and adaptation by students at La Sierra High School.
History Publications by Our Volunteers and Area Historians
The Mission Inn Foundation is honored to be affiliated with its cadre of over 150 docent and museum volunteers of many talents and abilities. Several of our volunteers have published historic materials related to the history of the Mission Inn and the region. Visit our Museum Store online or onsite to view the wide range of subjects and listings by authors Joan Hall, Maurice Hodgen, Steve Lech, and Walter Parks.
The Museum Store also features the works of other area historians, including Robert Fitch, Esther Klotz, Laura Klure, and Tom Patterson. We also feature the publications by our neighbor not-for-profit organization, The Friends of the Mission Inn.