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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[…]

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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[…]

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RLC decorated for July 4th

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!

construction brick work

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[…]

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Intern Kim

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,[…]

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