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Long Beach Gives

Long Beach Gives is an online fundraiser that inspires individuals to come together and support the exemplary work of the local, participating nonprofits and create positive change for Long Beach. Long Beach Gives is from 9/17/2020 to 9/24/2020. For every donation milestone we reach we will be giving you an exclusive look at 1930s history on Facebook!

How Can I Help?

  • Become a fundraiser. Rancho Los Cerritos is looking for fundraisers. Fundraisers share their stories of why they support the Rancho and help us reach our overall goal of raising over $3,000 as an organization.
  • Spread the word. Share our page  and let others know that for every donation milestone we reach we will be giving you an exclusive look at 1930s history on Facebook live!
  • Donate. The money raised from Long Beach Gives will not only help us continue restoring the adobe, but it will allow us to provide virtual museum experiences for children whose education has been impacted by the pandemic, and it will allow us to keep our garden spaces safely open as a place of relaxation for the community.


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.

Support the Rancho While you Shop

Ralphs Rewards

When you link your Ralphs Rewards card to Rancho Los Cerritos a portion of your Ralphs bill gets donated to us automatically every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. Find out more here.