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Cemetery Restoration Project at Mission San Antonio de Padua

For Salinan Heritage Preservation Association

In 2012, the Hind Foundation granted $17,459 to the Salinan Heritage Preservation Association to restore the 20,000 square foot Salinan Cemetery located at Mission San Antonio de Padua. Work included repairing and stabilizing 120 feet of the adobe wall that encloses the Cemetery and producing the 400 authentic adobe bricks needed to rebuild the walls to the existing height of four feet. In addition, Tribe members built and installed a gate to replace the entry gate. In addition, the Hind Foundation funded development of a new brochure and new interpretive signage to help engage the public, as well as a new docent training program to improve educational outreach at the Mission. 

Noteworthy Outcomes

  • Strengthening Culture
    In an effort to educate current and future generations about Salinan culture, the restoration was completed by Salinan tribal members under the direction of expert adobe brick maker, Tim Aguilar. The bricks were made using an authentic recipe and materials readily available on-site.

Area of Funding: Historical Landmark Restoration
Type of Funding: Standard Grant
Amount Funded: $17,459
Year Funded: 2012
Year Completed: 2014

About the Organization
Salinan Heritage Preservation Association
7070 Morro Road, #A
Atascadero, CA 93422

The Salinan Heritage Preservation Association is an educational non-profit with a commitment to protect and preserve their remaining cultural heritage through education, consultation and monitoring.