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Cutting the RLC 175th birthday cake are (L-R): Rick Alsagoff (board member), Barbara Blackwell (board member), Susan Wise (board chair), Craig Carter (board member), Councilmember Al Austin, Jean Bixby Smith (board member), and Alison Bruesehoff (Executive Director). (Photo taken by Howard Freshman) A formal proclamation was also presented to RLC during this event by Councilmember Austin.

We celebrated the 175th Anniversary of our historic adobe last Saturday, September 28th, and we even had a proper birthday cake to commemorate the occasion! Cutting the RLC 175th birthday cake are (L-R): Rick Alsagoff (board member), Barbara Bixby Blackwell (board member), Susan Wise (board chair), Craig Carter (board member), Councilmember Al Austin, Jean Bixby[…]

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Read about some fun facts from the year 1844, including more about Rancho Los Cerritos' 175th Anniversary in 2019.

In commemoration of Rancho Los Cerritos’ 175th Anniversary year of when the adobe was built in 1844, the blog will feature a series of stories as submitted by our followers and fans – “back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other tales – throughout 2019. These accounts will highlight fun facts, personal perspectives, and other viewpoints from staff,[…]

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Rancho Los Cerritos' volunteer curatorial intern Nevada Evers installs the latest special exhibit in the library case in commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the adobe's construction (built in 1844) and specifically the sheep ranching years (1866-1890).

In late June, Rancho Los Cerritos installed the second in a series of special exhibits in the library display case that commemorates the demisemiseptcentennial. (175th anniversary) of the adobe’s construction (built in 1844). This latest display focuses on the time from John Temple’s sale of the Rancho to the Bixbys and the remarkably multi-cultural sheep[…]

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Arts Council Intern Keila Rivera focuses on John Temple and the cattle ranching period at RLC. This installation is the first in a series of displays that will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Rancho adobe’s construction.

In mid-March, Rancho Los Cerritos’ Arts Council Intern Keila Rivera installed the latest special exhibit in the library display case. The exhibit focuses on John Temple and the cattle ranching period at RLC and is the first installation in a series of displays that will commemorate the demisemiseptcentennial (175th anniversary) of the Rancho adobe’s construction.[…]

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FPF Temple with his wife Antonia Margarita Workman de Temple.

In commemoration of Rancho Los Cerritos’ 175th Anniversary year of when the adobe was built in 1844, the blog will feature a series of stories as submitted by our followers and fans – “Back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other tales – throughout 2019. These accounts will highlight fun facts, personal perspectives, and other viewpoints from[…]

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Drawing on diaries, letters, publications and biographies, actor/writer Amy Simon’s one-woman show, She’s History!, tells the stories of women in history. Simon brings to life Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bella Abzug, among others, employing humor and pathos in equal measure. Simon said it was her own experience as a mother that[…]

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If you’ve been wondering why the year 1844 is being bandied about lately over here at Rancho Los Cerritos, then you haven’t heard the big news yet. But we will get to that soon enough. In the first in a series of blog posts, RLC will feature “back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other[…]

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Stephen Dudley, grandson of 1930s-era RLC owners Avis and Llewellyn Bixby, visited the site late in January to donate a document to our collection. The document, dating from the 1850s, is nearly as old as the Rancho itself. “John Temple would have had to submit appeals to prove he owned the land,” RLC Curator Sarah[…]

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