Your one stop shop for all events, workshops, lectures
and other fun happenings at Rancho Los Cerritos.

Upcoming Calendar:     September - October 2014

 Museum Public Hours:

 Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Phone: (562) 206-2040
Fax: (562)


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Thursday, September 25


Information Session - Teen Volunteer Program


Teen Volunteers can help with public programing, youth tours, and/or curatorial projects. This program is for motivated high school students who want to enhance their knowledge of local history, improve their communication skills, and be introduced to exciting career options in museums, education, and public history. The commitment is 50 service hours (October 2014 to June 2015), which will be scheduled on Thursday afternoons and weekends.


The Information Session is from 4 to 5:30 PM.




Saturday, September 27


House Docent Training: Bring History To Life!


Visitors from all over the world visit the Rancho, and our volunteer docents guide them through the historic adobe home, sharing stories of the people, their lives, and the objects they used.

During our eight week house docent training program, history enthusiasts will learn about the Rancho, its collections, and its place in California history. They will learn to share stories of daily life at the site, from Native American times through the 1940s.  Built in 1844, the historic adobe at Rancho Los Cerritos has served as both ranch headquarters and family home.  By the end of training, participants will be ready to give informative and engaging tours of the large adobe house to the public. 

The Rancho’s Fall Docent Training class begins on Saturday, September 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and continues for seven Saturday mornings. For more information, or to register for this very special volunteer opportunity, please call (562) 206-2040.




Sunday, October 5


The Ghostly Gala-Vent




Join us as we explore Victorian Halloween traditions.  Attend a séance and check out “the other world,” as portrayed through a humorous skit written by script-writing volunteers Gene and Gail Dermody.  The dynamic duo has also produced a tongue-in-cheek piece on spiritualism that will have you chuckling.  And then there is the unexplainable… Let Victor Elan bedazzle you with his wizardry as he stages a Victorian magic show. 

In keeping with the spirit of Halloween, guests will be encouraged to decorate masks, crack chestnuts to learn about their one true love, or play games such as pumpkin croquet or corn bowling.   There will be surprises around every corner... and who knows, you may even see a ghost or two!

Retiring to the backyard after two hours of unusual entertainment and drinks, guests will enjoy a fitting supper, catered by TGIS, that includes such tasty morsels as Don’t Be a Chicken pasilla chile chicken and The Boneyard—rib eye steak in a tasty sauce.  

During and after dinner, you will enjoy the haunting melodies of Jazz standards as performed by the Anthony Shadduck Trio, featuring the other-worldly vocal stylings of Nancy Sanchez.

Lucky winners of the silent and live auctions will walk away with vacations at a ranch, chef-prepared dinners, Halloween-themed events and more.  This is an evening you won’t want to miss, there are certain to be some “scary” surprises! 

The Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos will be honored at our gala as an Outstanding Partner.
We hope you will come celebrate with us that evening!

4:30 - 9:30 PM
Ticket prices start at $175.
To order tickets, print, complete, and return
The Reply Card.


Learn more about Sponsorship & Table hosting opportunities.
For more information, call Charlene at (562) 206-2046, or
contact her via email at


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