Spanish Honors Society Takes a Field Trip to Olvera Street

Maranatha’s Spanish Honors Society visited the historical Placita Olvera as a learning cultural experience.

The students, accompanied by teachers Taylor McBride and Alba Breitenbucher, enjoyed a guided tour of El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, located near the site of the early Los Angeles pueblo. This site is where 44 settlers of Native American, African, and European heritage journeyed more than a thousand miles across the desert from present-day northern Mexico and established a farming community in September 1781. 
Olvera Street was created in 1930 “to preserve and present the customs and trades of early California”. This trip allows students to not only grow in terms of their historical and cultural knowledge (art, food, music, crafts, and Spanish language and traditions), but also lets them interact with people of different values and perspectives in the midst of the very Hispanic LA “heart”. The group enjoyed a time of fellowship and delicious, Hispanic-style taquitos and churros.