Back in the days, specifically in 1794, Mission San Juan Capistrano built adobes around the city. The adobes serve as a house to soldiers and locals who work for the Mission.
After the years that have gone, an adobe bought by Don Blas Aguilar in 1845 in the north wing still stands in San Juan Capistrano and is now a museum. It’s fondly called the ‘House of Hope.’
The Blas Aguilar Adobe Foundation has completed the upgrades needed on the building. Now, it’s one of the museums in San Juan Capistrano that locals and guests alike should visit. Inside the adobe is a museum that shows how two cultures collided after Europeans encountered the village of Acjachema in 1769.
You can see maps of native villages, of the California missions, exhibits showing how the two cultures evolved, how El Camino Real, the King’s Highway, linked the missions. There are also photographs that changed the history, native tools, crafts, Spanish-era furniture, photos of the Aguilar family and so much more.
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