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The living room—fully restored with its original exotic wood floors and furnishings—served for meetings on plans and programs in South Africa.

Mr. Hubbard's study, including the reference books, zebra rug, African artifacts, and motion picture camera he used in South Africa.

In late 1960, L. Ron Hubbard traveled from his home at Saint Hill Manor for an extended stay in Johannesburg, South Africa. Among other milestones from his South African sojourn: He authored a “one man, one vote” constitution for apartheid-shackled South Africa. He likewise presented a bill of rights and penal code for equality and justice.Also by way of milestone statements from atop Linksfield Ridge, he developed introductory routes into Scientology organizations and established new types of organizations—Centers and City Offices—to accommodate fledgling Scientology groups.

The fully restored residence houses displays that tell of L. Ron Hubbard's visit to South African prisons and the criminal reform programs he initiated, his lectures to South African Scientologists and his pioneering work in Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe).

Officials and dignitaries also meet here to plan educational programs for the citizens of South Africa utilizing L. Ron Hubbard's social betterment technologies.

Likewise, Scientologists today walk into the same living room where Mr. Hubbard entertained officials and dignitaries. One may also see the study where he authored his constitution on behalf of all South Africans and the Scientology texts on behalf of all humankind.

LIVED 1911 to 1986

L. Ron Hubbard was an author, philosopher, humanitarian and Founder of the Scientology religion. He was born March 13, 1911, in Tilden, Nebraska, and passed away January 24, 1986.

His long and adventurous road to discovery began at an early age. Under the tutelage of his mother, a thoroughly educated woman, he was reading well beyond his years: Shakespeare, Greek philosophy and an array of later classics. Yet his early years were far from bookish and with his family's move to Helena, Montana, he was soon breaking broncos with the best of the local wranglers.

As an inquisitive youth in what was then still a rough and tumble American West, he was also soon befriending indigenous Blackfoot Indians—learning tribal lore and legend from a local medicine man and so achieving that very rare status of blood brother. By the age of 13 he had further distinguished himself as the nation's youngest Eagle Scout, and represented American scouting to US President Calvin Coolidge.

Yet what most distinguished the young L. Ron Hubbard was an insatiable curiosity coupled with an innate desire to better the human condition