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construction brick work

Rancho Los Cerritos will close for brickwork repair and floor refinishing from June 12-23, 2017. These necessary repairs will make the site safer and more comfortable for the museum’s guests. “We will miss seeing visitors coming through the Rancho during those two weeks, but we are excited for the opportunity to tackle these important deferred[…]

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Intern Kim

Kimberly Burch is a curatorial intern whose position is generously funded by the Arts Council for Long Beach. Education info: BA, Art History, University of Southern California, 2013 Masters Certificate, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Cal State University, Long Beach, May 2017 MA, Art History, emphasis in 20th Century American Avant-Garde, Cal State University, Long Beach,[…]

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Cleveland Sage near the Visitor Center

Cleveland Sage (Salvia clevelandii) is our plant of the moment. These sages form undulating mounds of fragrant silver leaves and are currently covered with the periwinkle blue flowers.  The flowers are attractive to hummingbirds, so not only do you get to enjoy the showy flowers, but the aerial demonstrations as the “hummers” vie for territory[…]

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The Great Swamp Battle at King Phillip's fort.

Jotham Bixby’s fourth great grandfather Joseph Bixby was born in the town of Boxford, in the Province of Massachusetts in 1648 and died in 1725. Joseph was married to Sarah Gould on March 29, 1682 and had nine children; Joseph, Sarah, Priscilla, Phebe, John, Mary, Thomas, Hannah and Moses. He was prominent in the town[…]

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By J.O. Davidson [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Jotham Bixby’s younger brothers, Henry H. Bixby (1836-1901) and George F. Bixby (1841-1892), enlisted in the 21st Infantry Northern Regiment on October 14, 1862 at Augusta, Maine. On Oct. 14, 1862, the brothers marched from Bangor, Maine to Washington, D. C. and then on to New Orleans, where they arrived in early February 1863. They went[…]

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Matilija Poppies are May’s plant of the moment. This stunning flower (Latin name: Romneya coulteri) is located in the California Native garden in three separate areas: by the stairs, below the lower retaining wall, and up slope toward the picnic area. Predominantly found in the Ojai area of Ventura County, this is an aggressive perennial that colonizes[…]

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ducks

These two mallards have been visiting Rancho Los Cerritos for years. They love bathing in the pond’s inner courtyard. For many seasons, the RLC ducks have nested on site, but they have never been able to raise a brood, due to poor nest placement and predation. We’re hoping this is the year for a successful[…]

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