Spanish Franciscan Friar Father Junipero Serra
____ E T Russell In commemoration of the Old Miners
Days, the Friends
of the Big Bear Valley Library will once again present a History Alive event, Saturday
July 19, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Summit Christian Fellowship Church across the
street from the Big Bear Lake Library.
The 2014 Chautauqua will be the fifteenth anniversary
of the ‘History Alive’ performances. The Friends welcome Bruce Buonauro who will portray
Father Junipero Serra, the Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a
mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish
missions in California. Buonauro will provide historical and factual
data about Father Serra as well as an introspective look into the man...his
life, his personality, his humor and his humanity.
The Saturday evening Chautauqua program will be at the Summit
Christian Fellowship Church and admission is free to the public. Afterwards, the
Friends of the Big Bear Valley Library have invited guests to a reception at
the Library located in Big Bear Lake at 41930 Garstin Drive. For more
information call the Library at 909-866-5571.