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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[…]

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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[…]

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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!