Mission San Diego Museum

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Area #5 above is the Padre Luis Jayme Museum. In the museum are a number of displays and pictures representing the history of the Mission. One interesting display on one wall is a replica of the proclamation that President Abraham Lincoln signed giving some of the Mission land back to the Church. I’ve highlighted the president’s signature for you in the inset.

Certificate Returning Mission to Church

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

While small, the museum has a nice collection of items from the Mission and mission era. This picture, for example, is a combination of two different pictures of a large display case. It shows vestments, a desk, various polychrome statues and other items used during services. Sorry for the distortion in the desk. This is a two-photo composite and the center of the display case was cut out.

San Diego Mission Vestment Display

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

Other displays include examples of Mission music, an old plow used to till the fields, pottery and a display that highlights how the water system worked for the Mission.

San Diego Mission Music Display

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

San Diego Field Working Tools

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

Water Canal Display

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

San Diego Indian Cooking Tools

Picture taken 11:50am 23 Jul 2002

Restoration and historical pictures are also part of the museum display (I’ve put them onto the history page as they fit better there).

A display of carved models of all the mission fronts is also in the museum.