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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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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!      

fallugia

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[…]

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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[…]

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Osage Orange

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[…]

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Rancho Wall

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[…]

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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[…]

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