Ione R. Stiegler to be Guest Speaker at San Juan Capistrano Docent Society Meeting

Ione R. Stiegler to be Guest Speaker at San Juan Capistrano Docent Society Meeting

Ione R. Stiegler, FAIA and the Principal Architect for IS Architecture will be speaking at the upcoming San Juan Capistrano Docent Society meeting on Thursday, April 21. Ms. Stiegler is a leading expert in historic adobe and earthen structures. Her studio specializes in applying the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic…

Swallows Day Parade

Swallows Day Parade

“The 62nd Annual Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2022. The Fiesta de las Golondrinas celebrates the return of the swallows to the San Juan Capistrano Mission on St. Joseph’s Day, which is March, 19th. The Parade takes place throughout downtown San Juan Capistrano. The Swallows Day…

Ilse Byrnes

Ilse Byrnes

Ilse Byrnes was a Swiss-born, longtime resident of San Juan Capistrano who pursued community service with conviction. She successfully nominated 16 historic places in Orange County to the California and National Registers including the Los Rios Historic District and the Esslinger Building (against much popular dismay) in SJC, and Crystal Cove in Newport Beach. Although…

Jennifer Keil of 70 Degrees

Jennifer Keil of 70 Degrees

Jennifer Keil presented to the San Juan Capistrano Docent Society on February 17, 2022. As the Founder of 70 Degrees, she shared about developing and directing the Moulton Museum that will open in summer 2022 in Laguna Hills. Keil focused on the historic development of Rancho Niguel once owned by Don Juan Avila who sold…