Take Two for September 12, 2013

Exhibit explores Father Junipero Serra's life, 300 years later

Mission San Antonio de Padua, Monterey County, CA with the statue of Father Junipero Serra outside.

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Mission San Antonio de Padua in Monterey County, CA has the statue of Father Junipero Serra outside.

If you grew up in California, you probably know something about Father Junipero Serra, the creator of the series of missions dotting the California coast.

This is the 300th anniversary of the Spanish missionary's birth and it's being marked with an ambitious exhibit at the Huntington Library near Pasadena. It reveals a lot about the man, but also about the native people who were here long before Serra's arrival.

For the California Report, Steven Cuevas got a sneak preview.


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