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[…]
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By Jennifer Rice Epstein Events, Long Beach, Photos Oct 26, 2017
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!
Gallery By Jennifer Rice Epstein Cermonies, Receptions, Weddings Oct 17, 2017
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[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Gardens, Photos Sep 15, 2017
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[…]
Osage Orange, Maclura pomifera, is September’s plant of the moment. Native to Arkansas and eastern Texas, this unusual tree first came to Rancho Los Cerritos in the 1840s, when it was planted by John Temple. The Osage Orange was brought west by early pioneers, but what attracts visitors’ attention today is the peculiar-looking fruit that drops[…]
RANCHO LOS CERRITOS FOUNDATION 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, California 90807 (562) 206-2040 Paid Internship Opportunity! EXPLORE A CAREER IN MUSEUM EDUCATION POSITION: Museum Education Internship HOURS: 200 hours (approx. 20 hours/week) between September 1 & November 15, 2017 COMPENSATION: $15/hour The Museum Education Intern at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic[…]
Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica, is August’s plant of the moment. These two trees were added by the City of Long Beach, which owns Rancho Los Cerritos, circa 1960. Hot summer temperatures encourage the best floral display, and with this summer’s heat, we are experiencing a spectacular bloom. Other plants in bloom in our Long Beach garden[…]
Gallery By Jennifer Rice Epstein Events, Long Beach, Photos, Receptions Aug 01, 2017
Rancho Los Cerritos hosted two beautiful baby showers in its gardens. Check out these photos for inspiration, and for info on how to book a private event at the Rancho email email@example.com. We offer spaces for everything from your book club to corporate and nonprofit training sessions, baby showers to weddings!