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Mission Santa Ines Paper Model. Perfect for School Projects A+.

Mission Santa Ines Model Project

Build this 3D paper model replica of Mission Santa Ines. Perfect for school projects! All you have to do is cut, glue and assemble this mission into a beautify 3D replica. Printed on thick card heavy duty stock paper. 

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1. Buy now on Amazon. Two options to choose from. Mission Large Model Only and Deluxe Set (includes mission accessories).

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2. Purchase a Mega Deluxe Set downloadable online now.

Get instant access. You will receive multiple pdf files where you can print on your own color printer. The Mega Deluxe Set comes with everything you see below. This is not available on Amazon. You will get the Large Mission Model, The Extra Annex Building, The Mission Accessories and the Project Board Mega Pack. 

Mission Model Size

Large Size Base:

  • Width: 10 inches
  • Length: 13 inches
  • Height: 6.5 inches

History of Mission Santa Ines

Like some of the other later California missions, the nineteenth mission took a long time from the initial idea to the actual founding. The mission was meant to fill a gap between Mission Santa Barbara and Mission La Purisima in what was then the Northern part of California. However, with the death of both the Spanish governor and the man who had been in charge of the California mission system, Padre Fermin Lasuen, there were a long delay. Finally, in June, 1803, the new Spanish governor approved the new mission and in the following year, it was founded.

Padre Tapis, the new leader of the California mission system oversaw construction of the first buildings at the new mission in 1804 and he named it Mission Santa Inés after Saint Agnes who was a Christian during Roman times. Santa Inés was killed at a young age for being Christian because the Romans viewed it as a dangerous religion. Santa Inés is considered one of the most important females in Christianity.

One of the main goals of the missions was to educate Native Americans about Christianity and perform as many baptisms as possible. For this reason, missions were usually built near Native American villages and Mission Santa Inés was no exception. Padre Tapis chose to build Mission Santa Inés right next to a Chumash village. The Chumash had impressed the Spanish by being friendly and open-minded about Christianity and many Chumash had not only lived at other missions, but adapted well to life there.

While Mission Santa Inés was able to attract Chumash to live at the mission, it never reached the high population that many other missions had achieved. At its peak, there were over 900 Chumash living at the mission. This hurt Mission Santa Inés’s overall success because Native Americans helped build the missions and grow food and make supplies. The amount of food grown at the mission was especially low compared to other missions in California. Even during its most productive period, Mission Santa Inés barely grew more than 10,000 bushels of grain. When this is compared to nearly 70,000 bushels that were grown in a year at Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, it is easy to see that Mission Santa Inés was not one of the most successful missions in California.

The mission did suffer a number of setbacks over the years which may help explain why it never experienced quite as much success as other missions in California. The first was the earthquake of 1812 which damaged a number of the mission’s buildings including the church. Many of these buildings had only been finished a few years before, so this was a particularly harsh blow to Mission Santa Inés.

As time went on, the Spanish military relied more and more on the missions as a source of food because Spain could not supply North America after a war started between the Spanish and Mexican citizens who wanted to be independent. The military not only took food and supplies, but also Native Americans to work in their military bases. The Spanish military did not pay Native Americans and treated them very harshly. This eventually led to a revolt at several missions including Mission Santa Inés. The Chumash took over several of the missions for a brief period until the military recaptured them. A number of Chumash died in the violence which angered the Padres, but little was done to punish the military for how they treated Native Americans.

Mexico eventually won independence from Spain and the new government ended the missions in California in 1834, because they could not afford them. Over time, Chumash fled the missions and Padres died or retired. Within a number of years, Mission Santa Inés, like many of the missions was nearly empty. For the rest of the 1800’s, the mission served as a college and a place for men to study to become priests. While the mission was no longer used by either the Padres or the Chumash, by having a college there, it kept the buildings from falling into ruin like many other missions.

Starting in 1904, control of Mission Santa Inés changed hands several times between different religious groups, but each one slowly started to renovate the old mission. Gardens were added to the mission and have been expanded over the years into one of the most impressive displays at any of the missions. Like many of the other missions, Mission Santa Inés offers a museum which has a number of impressive items including clothes worn by Padres and religious relics that are older than the mission itself. While Mission Santa Inés never reached the heights of other missions, it still offers visitors beautiful outdoor gardens and some of the best historical objects displayed in California.