Courtesy of the Historical Society
Courtesy of the Historical Society

By The Capistrano Dispatch

In celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of Father Junípero Serra, the San Juan Capistrano Historical Society has assembled a collection of memorabilia to share with the community.

The exhibit is available to view every day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Leck House, located on the Historical Society property, nearby the O’Neil Museum.

The artifacts were donated to the exhibit by the historic Nieblas and Lorbach families. In addition to family mementos, the door of the Leck House also includes 32 regulations Fr. Serra requested from authorities regarding the treatment of local Native Americans, laborers, missionaries and soldiers—considered the first bill of rights for the new world, according to the Historical Society.

The exhibit will be on display until January.

The Historical Society is still offering guests a chance to view items in their Madame Modjeska exhibit.

For more information, visit the Historical Society’s website at

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