Native American Storytelling

New at the Mission and Free with Admission! Native American cultural presentations will now be offered on the 1st Sundays of the month. Join Jacque Tahuka Nunez, Acjachemen descendant 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, January 6, 2019
  • Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • Sunday, March 3, 2019
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019
  • Sunday, May 5, 2019
  • Sunday, June 2, 2019

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


Journeys to the Past: Celebrating California’s First People will now only be offered once monthly, on the 1st Sunday of the month. Previously this program was offered on the 1st Sunday and 2nd Saturday of the month. If you are interested in attending this program please check the schedule above for the list of presentation offerings. Thank you for you ongoing interest in the Mission’s programs.


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)