This October, Rancho Los Cerritos installed the third 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 remodel of the adobe during the 1930s. Brice Burtness (pictured with the exhibit), RLC’s Fall 2019 Creative Long Beach intern (funded by the Arts Council for Long Beach), researched, developed, and installed the exhibit. Brice is an art student at CSULB and finishing his final semester before graduation.
Here is a brief description of what you will find in this display:
“Llewellyn Bixby Sr., also known as Llewellyn Bixby II, purchased the Rancho with his wife Avis in 1930 for only a dollar. With much of the family’s land being sold by Jotham Bixby in 1870, Llewellyn Bixby Sr. bought the rancho in hope to create a home for his family. In this exhibit, photos and documents of the 1930s, are displayed to visualize the full process of the remodel. This includes the original bid sheet signed by Llewellyn Bixby Sr., his personal compass, photographs and other artifacts.”
There is a more complete informational document about the exhibit available in the Visitor Center. Stop by and see this exhibit for a limited time only!