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Stretch and strengthen in RLC’s private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and bring a mat or beach towel. $10 adults (13+).  Pay online or at the door. Fall 2018 dates: Saturday, October 20, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, November 3, 10-11[…]

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Stretch and strengthen in RLC’s private garden led by a certified yoga instructor. Beginners and experienced yogis are welcome. Please arrive early and bring a mat or beach towel. $10 adults (13+), $5 children. Pay online or at the door. Fall 2018 dates: Saturday, October 20, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 9:00-9:45 a.m. Saturday, November[…]

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This week, Rancho Los Cerritos unveiled its new membership program. Membership allows visitors to engage more deeply with the Rancho’s unique and valuable mission of bringing history to life, while offering thank-you gifts and special opportunities in return. The seven levels of membership can be paid as annual payments or monthly recurring donations and start at[…]

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Completed courtyard October 1931

The Bixby family owned and operated Rancho Los Cerritos as a sheep ranch, starting in 1866. Sheep raising continued until at least 1886, but as the ranch business was evolving additional portions of the land were gradually sold off. Llewellyn Bixby, Sr. purchased the then deteriorating Rancho Los Cerritos adobe and surrounding 4.74 acres from[…]

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hair art

It was very popular during the Victorian Era to make and wear jewelry out of a loved one’s hair. In Europe and the U.S., a lot of women made elaborate wreaths, necklaces, bracelets and all sorts of pieces out of hair and wire, often with floral designs. Wreaths made from the hair of one deceased[…]

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Bixby House, Tenant Era

Job Title: Getty Curatorial Intern Hours: 40 hours/week for 10 weeks Compensation: $5,000 Application Deadline: April 30, 2018 The Getty intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site has an opportunity to explore curatorial opportunities at a mid-size museum; enhance research and communication skills; acquire experience developing museum exhibits; and work closely with volunteers and museum[…]

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Curator’s Note A few months ago, I was visiting the Miller Reading Room at the main branch of Long Beach Public Library. I saw some beautiful hand painted bird houses on display in the room, and I asked the special collections librarian about them. She told me they were part of a public art workshop[…]

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By Carolyn Vance El Dorado Audubon Society Another great walk at the Rancho! We started the day with a pair of Ravens flying over the parking lot, calling to each other. Our next bird was a nice Hermit thrush, followed by a small flock of Cedar waxwings flying over. A pair of California Scrub jays[…]

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