Support Rancho Los Cerritos

Welcome Back Dinner

July 31st, 2021 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Supporting our Education Programs, Historic Gardens, and Restoration Efforts

We are living through a historic time and history has taught us that even during the most difficult times, we must protect and treasure our cultural institutions. During the past year, Rancho Los Cerritos reopened as an essential space for the mental health and well-being of our community. We were honored to offer a safe recreational outdoor space for respite during a time when there were so few other options available. We also provided virtual educational experiences so that students could still be inspired by history when they needed them most. Now, we can join together for the first time in more than a year to support our beloved Rancho.

As our first in-person gathering, the Welcome Back Dinner will allow us to dine together in the backyard, bid in a silent auction, and see the latest achievement in our Opening Doors campaign’s restoration work. We will unveil the two-story 1930s living room for an exclusive look at the FULL room in all its glory for the first time in decades. We hope the Welcome Back Dinner will be our opportunity to share more about our reopening efforts, the Opening Doors campaign, and new virtual educational programming with you.

Dinner tickets are $125 per person

Reserve your dinner tickets using the form below.


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.

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. The Rancho has been honored to have been chosen to participate in 2019, 2020, and now 2021!

Save the date for September 23rd, 2021!