Notice Regarding Covid-19

Highlights as of 9/29:

  • We will continue to offer you virtual events such as storytime

  • We will continue adding online content to our website including tours, exhibits, and collections

  • No in-person research appointments are being scheduled at this time

We will continue to update this page with the latest information. Please direct all questions concerning our response to Covid-19 to

Rancho Los Cerritos’ Reopening Plan:

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Strategic Site Rollout Plan

Virtual Activities:

The lessons of history have taught us that even during the most difficult times, we must protect and treasure our cultural institutions. Rancho Los Cerritos staff will continue to work to bring the historic voice of the diverse people who shaped Southern California to life for our community so that we can continue to share their stories well into the future.

For the most up-to-date information on Covid-19, please look to these agencies:

We encourage you and your loved ones to continue to follow the necessary safety and hygiene precautions that will help to care for your neighbors, family, and friends.

If you are hosting a private event on our site:

As an event venue, we want your private event at Rancho Los Cerritos to be a safe and positive experience. Our team will reach out to you privately about changes to your event, if necessary. Should you or your organization wish to reschedule we will strive to be as flexible as possible and work with you to choose a new available date. Our hearts go out to all individuals and organizations that have been impacted by Covid-19.

If you would like to schedule a film/photography session or host a private event please contact Mallory for our current guidelines and availability.

For any questions or concerns please contact Mallory Rydell at 562-206-2055 or at