Museum Shop

The Museum Shop contains unique items, toys and books on California history that reflect the history and mission of the Rancho. Shop for specialty items including  notecards, jams made from the garden's bounty, handmade scented soaps and pressed flower candles.

For children, the Gift Shop carries old-time toys included La Grace, Hoops, tin whistles and marbles as well as a wide array of books. An ever-changing selection of adult literature on California history, gardens and Victorian lifestyles is also available. Adobe Days, by Sarah Bixby Smith, provides a lively account of California "between the mining rush and the tourist rush," and offers rare glimpses of daily life at Rancho Los Cerritos in the 19th century. Dr. Iris Engstrand's Rancho Los Cerritos: A Southern California Legacy Preserved offers an informative overview of the Rancho from Native American times through the present.

The Museum Shop is open Wednesday-Sunday between 1-5 p.m. Operated by Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos, every purchase helps support educational programs and public events at the Rancho.

MUSEUM SHOP ITEMS

Adobe Days
by Sarah Bixby Smith 
$8.95

Provides a lively account of California "between the mining rush and the tourist rush," and offers rare glimpses of daily life at Rancho Los Cerritos in the 
19th century. Historic photos featured throughout 
the book.

Rancho Los Cerritos Mug
$14.50

This mug is handcrafted in America by Deneen Pottery.  It is handmade from the highest quality lead- and cadmium-free clay.  The mug is microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.  Enjoy using if for years to come!

Wisteria Scarf
$58.00

During the Golden Age of Gardening (1880-1940), wisteria became a favorite vine of American landscapers.  Noted landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell planted the Rancho Los Cerritos wisteria vines in 1931 for the estate gardens of Llewellyn Sr. and Avis Bixby, and the vine's purple flower buds continue to burst into fragrant blossom each spring.

Rancho Los Cerritos: A Southern California Legacy Preserved
by Dr. Iris Engstrand 
$5.00

Offers an informative overview of Rancho Los Cerritos from Native American times through the present. Historic photos featured throughout the book.

Stagecoaching on the California Coast: The Coast Line from Los Angeles to San Juan                                                                             by Maury Hoag                                                                      $12.95
Rancho Los Cerritos Christmas Ornament                                  $19.00

Features picture of our landmark 1844 adobe home and Moreton Bay Fig Tree!

Rancho Notecards
$4.00

Four different pictorial views at the Rancho printed on heavy card stock. Eight cards with matching envelopes handsomely packaged in cellophane and raffia. Makes an excellent gift!

Seed Packets
$1.25

Transform your garden into something historic from original seeds in our lush gardens. (garden craft item) Please specify flower:

  • Love-in-a-Mist, Nigella damascena
  • Hollyhock, Alcea Rosea
  • Pot Marigold, Calendula officinalis
  • Nastertium, Nasturtium-Tropaeolum majus
Dried Herb Packets                                                                $1.25

From herbs grown in the gardens of RLC.  Recipes inside package.

  • Sweet Bay Laurel, Laurus moblis
  • Rosemary, Rosmarinus officinalis

Rancho Los Cerritos Gourmet Jam
$4.00 each

A delicious array of specialty gourmet jams made with organically grown fruit from our historic site (garden craft item).

Please specify flavor:

  • Spiced Plum Gourmet
  • Cinnamon Orange
  • Strawberry Guava

Children will delight with these Victorian favorites reminiscent of simpler times -- No batteries needed!:

Cup & Ball Toy:  $7.25
Peg Top Toy:  $4.25
Table Top Ninepins:  $6.25
Harmonica:  $8.25                                                                                   La Grace: $19.25

 

To order any of the above items, please go to our
Museum Shop Order Form

 

 
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