Become a member, and help sustain living history at Rancho Los Cerritos. When you join as an RLC member, you become part of our history and ensure the preservation of this National, State, and Local Historic Landmark. You enable Rancho Los Cerritos to grow our innovative immersive learning experiences, special exhibitions, access to our research library, and collections care. And you help to connect our 26,000 annual visitors to the past for generations to come.
Rancho Los Cerritos is not only a National, State and Local Historic Landmark, but also a living and breathing testament to our heritage. A place where the young and the young at heart can connect with our shared past, and, through its unique offerings, make sense of issues facing us today.
Southern California has a rich and vibrant history. From the Tongva, who were the area’s earliest known inhabitants, to the Spanish explorers, Gold Rush miners and the migrants fleeing hardship during the Great Depression, Southern California has seen its share of booms and busts, floods and droughts, missionaries and migrants. And through it all, Rancho Los Cerritos has stood witness to our shared history.