Blog


Untold Legacies: Rethinking the American Cowboy weaves together history, pop culture, and the arts. It will feature works by five local artists who are recontextualizing and reimagining the American Cowboy through their artworks. Lorenzo Baker, Hely Omar Gonzalez, Nia S. Lane, Daniel Tyree Gaitor-Lomack, and Brooklyn Sabino Smith are highlighting the significant contributions of Spanish,[…]

Read More

The Curatorial Department will be opening a new exhibition in the Library this month inspired by Reverend George Hathaway (a family member from the Rancho’s sheep ranching days) and the abolitionist ideals that he instilled in the Bixby family. Freedom West: Resistance and Triumph in California will look at how the Fugitive Slave Act coupled[…]

Read More

THEN & NOW Exhibition runs June 25, 2023 – May 27, 2024 Discover the growth and evolution of Rancho Los Cerritos through historic and contemporary photographs in our recently installed exhibition, Rancho Los Cerritos: Then & Now. See how the Rancho has changed from its early days as a cattle ranch to its current status[…]

Read More

Earth Day takes place every year on April 22 and it marks the anniversary of the movement that started in 1970.  In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas, didn’t care about industry issues such as smoke and sludge being aired into our communities and[…]

Read More

Due to current weather conditions, though Rancho Los Cerritos is open to the public, we are only open for pedestrian traffic. No vehicles can enter the property for any reason, including ADA.   Please call us at (562) 206-2040 for any questions.

Considered the first Black woman physician in the state of California, Dr. Ruth Janetta Temple was a medical doctor, a prominent figure within the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, a public health official, and an advocate for underserved communities in Los Angeles. She was born in Natchez, Mississippi in 1892 to a teacher mother and a Baptist[…]

Read More

Southern California has a wide range of winter holiday celebrations that are reflective of the diverse peoples, cultures, and communities that make up the US. Some of the holidays celebrated at Rancho Los Cerritos before it became a historic site were Christmas and New Years. Las Posadas and Hanukkah are some other winter holidays that[…]

Read More

VIRTUAL INTERNSHIP AT RANCHO LOS CERRITOS DURING A PANDEMIC Even though times are tough right now, during the summer of 2020 I was ecstatic to receive a virtual internship with Rancho Los Cerritos! Here’s a little bit on that experience… Name and Title: Misael Enamorado, Marketing and Public Relations Intern Education info: California State University[…]

Read More