It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Rancho Los Cerritos! The historic home has been decorated with period-specific materials, from the fresh evergreen garland along the staircase to the gift boxes in the master bedroom and charity baskets in the food storage room. Our house tours (Wednesdays through Sunday, 1-5pm, free) will expand[…]
Bird-watchers saw a gorgeous “Harlan’s” subspecies of red-tailed hawk on our November count at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach, California. Originally thought to be a Zone-tailed hawk, the bird was later identified by Kimball Garrett, Ornithology Collections Manager at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (and the final word on bird ID)[…]
The Rancho was a part of some beautiful weddings and events this year and we wanted to share our favorite photos from 2017! Check out the past weddings and events we have helped host for inspiration. For more information on booking, contact our development office at 562-206-2055 or email@example.com Photo credits: @anyakernes photography and Mark Martinez Photography A mother[…]
EXPLORE A CAREER IN GRAPHIC DESIGN POSITION: Graphic Design Internship HOURS: Approximately 125 hours between December 4, 2017, and January 12, 2018 COMPENSATION: $15/hour Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is preparing to launch a new educational outreach initiative, “Long Ago in Long Beach.” The goal of this program is to expose young[…]
EXPLORE A CAREER IN MUSEUM EDUCATION POSITION: Museum Educator – “Long Ago in Long Beach” Outreach Program HOURS: Approximately 12-18 hours per week, January 8 through June 8, 2018 COMPENSATION: $15/hour Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is launching a new educational outreach initiative, “Long Ago in Long Beach.” The goal of this[…]
More than 150 people gathered in the moonlight on Sunday, Oct. 22, for the Stardusk Dinner Dance. The event raised funds for Rancho Los Cerritos’ award-winning educational programs. Thank you to everyone who attended for supporting RLC and making this evening special!
Our final wedding of the season took place at Rancho Los Cerritos in Long Beach on Oct. 7. It was a beautiful evening and the bride and groom put their special touch on the event. Be inspired, then get in touch. We’re booking now for 2018!
Apache Plume, Fallugia paradoxa, is October’s plant of the moment. Our is located in a pot by the Visitor Center. An evergreen shrub native to the deserts, this member of the rose family displays lovely white flowers that look like a mini version of an old-fashioned single rose. Rather than developing a typical rose hip or even[…]
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft spans thirty-nine volumes and details four hundred years of history in the western hemisphere, from Alaska to Panama. The volumes in the Rancho’s collection range in date from 1883 to 1890. These nineteenth century books are bound in sheepskin and imprinted with the name J. Bixby at the bottom[…]
We were recently visited by a Sonoran Bumblebee (Bombus sonorus), a fuzzy insect native to the Sonoran desert and much of the western United States. Typical ground dwellers, the female workers forage for pollen and nectar to take back to the nest for storage as food for the young. Like many North American bees, the population[…]