When guests visit Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach today, they often hear docents talk about Sarah Bixby Smith. She was one of the nieces of Jotham Bixby. She would often spend summers at the Rancho. Her popularity now is due to her work, Adobe Days, which gave a plethora of information about the Bixby’s[…]
Gladiolus are July’s plant of the moment. Breeding Gladiolus was popular in the early 1900s with old catalogs offering dozens of hybrids. Disease has eliminated most of them but these two old varieties have been found and added to the summer color scheme for the Inner Courtyard. ‘Dauntless’ is medium pink with a magenta throat[…]
Gallery By Gerald Wachovsky Cermonies, Engagement Photos, Receptions, Uncategorized, Weddings Jul 12, 2017
Another beautiful wedding in the Gardens of Rancho Los Cerritos Photo Credit: Laura Goldenberger Photography
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Uncategorized Jul 11, 2017
The Voyage of Life, a series of four photographic prints, is prominently displayed in the Rancho Los Cerritos parlor today. These black and white prints are copies of an original set of color lithographs, based on a cycle of paintings by Thomas Cole. Cole is considered the founder of the Hudson River School, a group[…]
We hope everyone is enjoying the July 4th holiday! We are closed for the holiday but look forward to sharing some Long Beach history with you starting tomorrow, July 5th!
Gallery By Jennifer Rice Epstein Long Beach, Upcoming Events Jun 25, 2017
More than 100 guests visited Rancho Los Cerritos on Saturday, June 24, to see Brian Rogalbuto as Mark Twain and Bruce Buonauro as Jedediah Smith at History Comes Alive, our unique living history theater series. The final History Comes Alive show of the season will take place July 15, with “John and Jessie,” an original[…]
Gallery By Gerald Wachovsky Cermonies, Engagement Photos, Receptions, Weddings Jun 20, 2017
While searching for pictures of Rancho Los Cerritos, I found some photos of two beautiful weddings we hosted in 2014. Take a look at what I stumbled across… Photo Credits: Blue Silver Photography & Mike Arick Photography
Rancho Los Cerritos will close for brickwork repair and floor refinishing from June 12-23, 2017. These necessary repairs will make the site safer and more comfortable for the museum’s guests. “We will miss seeing visitors coming through the Rancho during those two weeks, but we are excited for the opportunity to tackle these important deferred[…]
Kimberly Burch is a curatorial intern whose position is generously funded by the Arts Council for Long Beach. Education info: BA, Art History, University of Southern California, 2013 Masters Certificate, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Cal State University, Long Beach, May 2017 MA, Art History, emphasis in 20th Century American Avant-Garde, Cal State University, Long Beach,[…]
This past weekend, the Barbera family hosted a beautiful birthday party in our private Garden. Check out the pictures below!