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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 talk, Master Weaver and Ipay Elder Justin Farmer discusses the history and techniques of Indian basketry in California. Register online or pay at the door. About the Speaker Justin Farmer began collecting[…]

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Every year, dozens of volunteers transform Rancho Los Cerritos’ historic house and gardens for the holidays. Each room tells a story about the traditions of people who live in California in the 19th century. The Foreman’s Room – This room is set to look as though a father, employed at the Rancho, has turned his bedroom[…]

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Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People is an exhibit celebrating the history and culture of the Tongva (Gabrielino), who were the first people to live on the land that would ultimately become Rancho Los Cerritos. Today the Tongva play an active role in the Southern California community, with over 2,500 Tongva people[…]

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Due to circumstances beyond our control, Dancing in Old California, which was scheduled to take place on September 23, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. In honor of our state’s entry into the Union on September 9, 1850, we’ll host a nineteenth-century-style fandango! A dance lesson, covering waltzes, polkas, and set dances like[…]

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Dry creek native garden with view of Visitor Center

Rain gardens are an effective and attractive way to catch the rain that falls on our property. A panel of experts will explain how rain gardens work, why it may be beneficial for your property, and how to create and maintain them. Panelists: Ellen Mackey (Senior Ecologist, Metropolitan Water District) James Morgutia (City of Long[…]

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Learn to get your shot every time with our iPhone photo workshop! Workshop leader Kathryn Boyd-Batstone has had work published in the Washington Post, CNN, the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR. She also is a graduate student at USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts, where she studies cinematography. The workshop will include instruction, a chance[…]

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Please pay with cash or card at the door. 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. Traditionally sun-dried, adobe blocks made of sand, clay, water, and straw[…]

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