We were recently visited by a Sonoran Bumblebee (Bombus sonorus), a fuzzy insect native to the Sonoran desert and much of the western United States. Typical ground dwellers, the female workers forage for pollen and nectar to take back to the nest for storage as food for the young. Like many North American bees, the population[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Gardens, Photos Sep 15, 2017
RANCHO LOS CERRITOS FOUNDATION 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, California 90807 (562) 206-2040 Paid Internship Opportunity! EXPLORE A CAREER IN MUSEUM EDUCATION POSITION: Museum Education Internship HOURS: 200 hours (approx. 20 hours/week) between September 1 & November 15, 2017 COMPENSATION: $15/hour The Museum Education Intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic[…]
Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica, is August’s plant of the moment. These two trees were added by the City of Long Beach, which owns Rancho Los Cerritos, circa 1960. Hot summer temperatures encourage the best floral display, and with this summer’s heat, we are experiencing a spectacular bloom. Other plants in bloom in our Long Beach garden[…]
Gallery By Jennifer Rice Epstein Events, Long Beach, Photos, Receptions Aug 01, 2017
Rancho Los Cerritos hosted two beautiful baby showers in its gardens. Check out these photos for inspiration, and for info on how to book a private event at the Rancho email email@example.com. We offer spaces for everything from your book club to corporate and nonprofit training sessions, baby showers to weddings!
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[…]