Bringing Spain to California: the Bernal Experience
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Meeting ID: 819 6431 8081
Superior Court Justice Paul Bernal, historian and eighth-generation descendent of ranch founder Jose Joaquin Bernal will speak on "Bringing Spain to California: the Bernal Experience" on April 26 at 7:00 PM on Zoom. By following one family’s 1775-1776 trek from Sinaloa Mexico to San Jose, California, we can better appreciate what all families of the frontier encountered in the early years of Alta California. The Presidio, Mission, Pueblo and Rancho environments will be explored, along with customs and dynamics. Judge Paul Bernal will present this personal story of his ancestors in context with the developing Nuevo Espana. Judge Bernal is the Official Historian of the City of San Jose and an eighth generation Bay Area resident.