Native American Storytelling

New at the Mission and Free with Admission! Native American cultural presentations will now be offered on 1st Sundays and 2nd Saturdays of the month. Join Jacque Tahuka Nunez, Acjachemen descendent and master storyteller in experiencing Journeys to the Past. These interactive programs explore the history and rich cultural heritage of California’s indigenous people. Adults and children of all ages will be invited to enjoy storytelling, songs and activities. All are welcome! Free for Mission members or with paid admission to the Mission.

1st Sundays Native American Storytelling
Journeys to the Past: Celebrating California’s First People
Presented by Jacque Tahuka Nunez, Award Winning Indigenous Educator and Master Storyteller

Join Jacque Tahuka Nunez, an Acjachemen descendant and cultural storyteller on 1st Sundays of the month. Jacque will lead a dynamic cultural presentation describing the lifestyle of the Acjachemen Nation, Orange County’s first people. Journeys to the Past, is a multi-sensory experience which includes storytelling, games, song, and dance. Visitors will leave with a greater appreciation of native culture and what it means to be “keepers of the earth.” Journeys to the Past is an ideal family experience!

Join us on the following 1st Sundays from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.:

  • Sunday, May 6, 2018                                                      
  • Sunday, June 3, 2018
  • Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Sunday, August 5, 2018
  • Sunday, September 2, 2018
  • Sunday, October 7, 2018
  • Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Sunday, December 2, 2018

 Native American Storytelling is FREE to Mission Members and FREE with paid admission to the Mission.


2nd Saturdays Native American Programming and Activities
Journeys to the Past: Celebrating California’s First People
Presented by Jacque Tahuka Nunez, Award Winning Indigenous Educator and Master Storyteller

Join Jacque Tahuka Nunez, an Acjachemen descendant and cultural storyteller on 2nd Saturdays. Learn and participate in the rich cultural heritage of the Acjachemen people! Jacque will lead an hour cultural presentation that includes storytelling, song, dance, and hands-on activities. Each 2nd Saturday adults and children alike can participate in a different activity. Come to one, or come to all!

Join us on the following 2nd Saturdays from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.:

  • Saturday, April 14, 2018   Activity: Yucca Rope
  • Saturday, June 9, 2018   Activity: Stave Game
  • Saturday, July 14, 2018   Activity: Clapper Stick
  • Saturday, August 11, 2018   Activity: Reed Basket  
  • Saturday September 8, 2018   Activity: Soapstone Arrowhead
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018   Activity: Abalone Necklace
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018   Activity: Gourd Bowl
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018   Activity: Reed Basket

 Native American Programming is FREE to Mission Members and FREE with paid admission to the Mission.

*Activity Supplies Limited: 1 craft/activity per family supplies are limited.


Journeys to the Past is an ideal program for teachers! Did you know that Journeys to the Past is also available to Field Trip Programs at the Mission? Preview the experience on the weekend, and book the experience for your students during the school year. Learn more.
2nd Saturdays is Teacher Appreciation Day (Free Admission to All Teachers with valid ID)