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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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Rancho Los Cerritos seeks a Special Events Intern to assist with the RLC site-use program and development events. The intern will work within our with special events guidelines, and will collaborate with the Special Events Coordinator and Executive Director on development and private events. The intern will help manage timelines and other logistics, coordinate with[…]

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Alanna Carrol was Rancho Los Cerritos’ Arts Council of Long Beach-funded intern in the fall of 2017. A little about her experiences here, in her own words, below. I am an artist from Southern California who moved to Long Beach to attend California State University Long Beach. Now graduated, I freelance as an illustrator, face[…]

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Panel Discussions: Labor Issues. This year we are presenting three moderated panels featuring experts on labor and workers’ rights issues of the past and present. Come take part in discussions with labor scholars, activists, and organizers on topics relating to the experience of workers that will enlighten and encourage participants to make connections between history[…]

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Marketing Intern Job Title: Intern: Marketing Hours: 12 hour per week Compensation: $15 per hour Application Deadline: January 31, 2018   Eligibility and Qualifications: The ideal marketing intern would be a college student or recent graduate who is looking for a career in nonprofit communications. Due to the small size of the museum, the intern[…]

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