We hope everyone is enjoying the July 4th holiday! We are closed for the holiday but look forward to sharing some Long Beach history with you starting tomorrow, July 5th!
More than 100 guests visited Rancho Los Cerritos on Saturday, June 24, to see Brian Rogalbuto as Mark Twain and Bruce Buonauro as Jedediah Smith at History Comes Alive, our unique living history theater series. The final History Comes Alive show of the season will take place July 15, with “John and Jessie,” an original[…]
While searching for pictures of Rancho Los Cerritos, I found some photos of two beautiful weddings we hosted in 2014. Take a look at what I stumbled across… Photo Credits: Blue Silver Photography & Mike Arick Photography
Rancho Los Cerritos will close for brickwork repair and floor refinishing from June 12-23, 2017. These necessary repairs will make the site safer and more comfortable for the museum’s guests. “We will miss seeing visitors coming through the Rancho during those two weeks, but we are excited for the opportunity to tackle these important deferred[…]
Kimberly Burch is a curatorial intern whose position is generously funded by the Arts Council for Long Beach. Education info: BA, Art History, University of Southern California, 2013 Masters Certificate, Museum and Curatorial Studies, Cal State University, Long Beach, May 2017 MA, Art History, emphasis in 20th Century American Avant-Garde, Cal State University, Long Beach,[…]
This past weekend, the Barbera family hosted a beautiful birthday party in our private Garden. Check out the pictures below!
Jotham Bixby’s fourth great grandfather Joseph Bixby was born in the town of Boxford, in the Province of Massachusetts in 1648 and died in 1725. Joseph was married to Sarah Gould on March 29, 1682 and had nine children; Joseph, Sarah, Priscilla, Phebe, John, Mary, Thomas, Hannah and Moses. He was prominent in the town[…]
Jotham Bixby’s younger brothers, Henry H. Bixby (1836-1901) and George F. Bixby (1841-1892), enlisted in the 21st Infantry Northern Regiment on October 14, 1862 at Augusta, Maine. On Oct. 14, 1862, the brothers marched from Bangor, Maine to Washington, D. C. and then on to New Orleans, where they arrived in early February 1863. They went[…]
Matilija Poppies are May’s plant of the moment. This stunning flower (Latin name: Romneya coulteri) is located in the California Native garden in three separate areas: by the stairs, below the lower retaining wall, and up slope toward the picnic area. Predominantly found in the Ojai area of Ventura County, this is an aggressive perennial that colonizes[…]
What a beautiful wedding! Although, we had some gusts of wind the wedding turned out to be such a lovely event. Their layout was unique and stunning!