South Wing of the Mission

Mission San Juan Capistrano unveiled their new permanent museum exhibit in the South Wing Building on September 4, 2009. The new exhibit highlights the lives of the padres who lived in the South Wing of the Mission during the 18th century. The exhibit showcases such items as abalone fish hooks, padres' ledgers, music sheets, musical instruments, books, branding irons, coins, lassos, flags and images. The exhibit focuses on the founding and decline of the Mission, the period of secularization, the transfer of ownership of the Mission to and from the Catholic Church, and the pivotal role Abraham Lincoln played in returning the Mission during the last months of his life.
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Mission Treasures: Historical Collection Revealed

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Featuring historic artifacts from the Mission's past that have not been seen in decades, if ever. Including precious and rare paintings, religious artifacts, and documents related to the Mission's...

Plein Air Art Reproductions

Permanent exhibition

Mission San Juan Capistrano is proud to partner with longtime Mission supporter Mrs. Joan Irvine Smith to display reproductions of historic plein-air paintings from her private collection at the...

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