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Rancho Los Cerritos is happy to provide internship opportunities to college students every semester. Meet our latest cohort of interns! Nikkita Lynch is the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Intern this summer in the curatorial department. Mostly, she has been working hard on an important project related to our recently digitized oral history recordings. These recordings will[…]

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Attendees may buy tickets at the door or online (online sales will end at 11:00 am on 7/14/19).   Make real adobe bricks, plaster the horno, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races, and much more — all while learning about Southern California’s rich history! Adobe is one of the oldest building materials on[…]

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Workshop: Clapper Stick Instruments is coming to Rancho Los Cerritos on Saturday June 15, 2019.

Join us for a series of special events connected to our latest exhibit, “Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People.” In this workshop, Tongva artist Craig Torres will guide participants in creating traditional clapper stick instruments from elderberry bush branches. This workshop is recommended for adults and children ages 8 and up. About[…]

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Julia Bogany, a Tongva Tribal Councilmember, will lead a special workshop where children can make necklaces and learn a few Tongva words.

Enjoy an evening out and get in touch with your artistic side at Paint Night, where artist Ron Libbrecht will guide you as you create a unique watercolor painting inspired by RLC’s gardens.

Drawing on diaries, letters, publications, and biographies and combining theater, history, multimedia, audience interaction, and good old-fashioned story telling, She’s History! brings to life the true tales of fabulous females.

Frequent RLC visitor Jim Armfield shares his memory of researching his term paper here in 1973. These are some of the books he used in his paper.

In commemoration of Rancho Los Cerritos’ 175th Anniversary year throughout 2019, the blog will be featuring a series of stories as submitted by our followers and fans – “back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other tales – highlighting fun facts, personal perspectives, and other viewpoints from staff, volunteers, and visitors alike. Enjoy! Jim Armfield[…]

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Drawing on diaries, letters, publications and biographies, actor/writer Amy Simon’s one-woman show, She’s History!, tells the stories of women in history. Simon brings to life Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Bella Abzug, among others, employing humor and pathos in equal measure. Simon said it was her own experience as a mother that[…]

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