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

Upcoming Calendar:     August - October 2014

 Museum Public Hours:

 Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.

Phone: (562) 206-2040
Fax: (562) 570-1893


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Sunday, August 17

Mud Mania: A Celebration of Adobe!


MUD MANIA!!!  Squish a little history between your toes at this delightfully muddy festival where you're not supposed to stay clean! "Mud-tastic" activities include adobe brick-making, mud relay races, clay sculpting, archaeology adventures and more! De-mudding station available; bring old shoes (required), a change of clothes and a towel.


Tickets: $7 adults/$5 children; children 3 and under are free. 12:30-4:30 p.m.



Sunday, August 24


Concert:  Dustbowl Revival



A mix of bluegrass, jug band, swing and gospel


Dustbowl Revival won the coveted 'Best Live Band' award from L.A. Weekly in 2013 for their "upbeat, old-school, All-American sonic safaris" that "exemplify everything shows should be: hot, spontaneous, engaging and, best of all, a pleasure to hear." The Boston Globe said they evoke "a Depression-era sensibility redolent of John Steinbeck, and the spirit-raising gospel of the American South." The 9 piece band has honed their musical rapport through relentless touring, and a sincere love for the musical genre that's become known as Americana.


5:30-7 p.m

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. for picnicking.

Free (donations welcome!)

Pets & smoking not allowed.



Saturday, September 6


Volunteer Open House


Become a part of the Rancho Team! You are invited to our volunteer open house where you will find out about the Rancho's many volunteer opportunities, the Rancho's award winning educational programs, and take a behind-the-scenes look at museum operations. If you're a fan of history, or just love to be of service, Rancho Los Cerritos is a beautiful place to volunteer.


10 AM

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Wednesday, September 10


Bring History To Life!


Our award winning Adobe Days Revisited program reaches thousands of local school kids every year. Become a part of the Rancho team, and become a volunteer tour guide. You will take fourth grade students on a journey back to the 19th century, where they'll learn about the Rancho through hands-on educational activities, chores, and games.


Our Living History School Docent training begins on Wednesday, September 10, from 9:30 AM - 12 PM, and continues for seven consecutive Wednesdays.


For more information, or to register for training, please send an email to, or 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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