In 1769, Captain Gaspar de Portolá led the first Spanish overland expedition from Mexico to what is now Orange County. In 2019, some museums and historical societies are recognizing the 250th anniversary of the expedition. The Workman and Temple Families Homestead Museum has organized this hike and discussion on July 28th. Register for the 8 am or the 11 am session. The event is free but reservations are recommended, here.
From the Homestead Museum website: Attend one or both of these programs reflecting on the lasting impact of the Portolá Expedition. In the morning, take part in a moderate guided hike in the Puente Hills near where the Expedition passed. Later, join members of the Homestead, Orange County Historical Society, and Kizh Nation in a conversation about the aftereffect of Portolá's trek. Space is limited.