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[…]
Meet the Interns: Summer 2021
By Christa Weston internships, Job Opportunities, Uncategorized Aug 10, 2021
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[…]
Workshop: Clapper Stick Instruments
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Jun 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[…]
“Say It with Flowers” Victorian Style on May 18th
By Rancho Staff Events, Gardens, history, Upcoming Events May 06, 2019
“Say it with Flowers” has been a tag line used by florists since the early 1900s. But flowers have been used to express sentiments for centuries across multiple cultures. How did flowers come to form a “language” and who used it? Was it a universal language, or did different regions apply unique meanings specific to their culture? While[…]
Tongva Children’s Crafts
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Apr 27, 2019
Julia Bogany, a Tongva Tribal Councilmember, will lead a special workshop where children can make necklaces and learn a few Tongva words.
Paint Night – SOLD OUT
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Apr 25, 2019
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.
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Mar 23, 2019
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.
Talk: The Pimu Catalina Archaeology Project
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Mar 16, 2019
In this talk, Tongva archaeologist Desireé Martinez will discuss the Pimu Catalina Archaeology Project and their work developing chronologies of Native Peoples across Catalina Island.
RLC Library Illuminates California African-American History for Young Academic
By Rancho Staff history, rlc175 Feb 28, 2019
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[…]
Writer/Actor Amy Simon Shines Light on Historical Women’s Stories at RLC
By Rancho Staff Events, history, Long Beach, Upcoming Events Feb 15, 2019
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[…]