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 lead a workshop where participants can create clapper stick instruments from elderberry bush branches. This workshop is recommended for adults, and children 8 and up.[…]
Julia Bogany, a Tongva Tribal Councilmember, will lead a special workshop where children can make necklaces and learn a few Tongva words.
In mid-March, Rancho Los Cerritos’ Arts Council Intern Keila Rivera installed the latest special exhibit in the library display case. The exhibit focuses on John Temple and the cattle ranching period at RLC and is the first installation in a series of displays that will commemorate the demisemiseptcentennial (175th anniversary) of the Rancho adobe’s construction.[…]
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.
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[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein exhibits, history, Long Beach, Photos Dec 07, 2018
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[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein exhibits, history, Long Beach, Visitor Information Oct 19, 2018
From October 19 through November 4, an altar outside the Visitor Center at Rancho Los Cerritos will honor some of the Rancho’s loved ones with pictures, sugar skulls, marigolds, and more. This will be the third year RLC has an Ofrenda; a project spearheaded by the Rancho’s Outreach Coordinator, Alana Reese. “My parents have both[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Sep 28, 2018
“Tevaaxa’nga (Tevahangna) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People” opens with an evening reception on September 28, 2018 and will be on display for one year. The exhibit feature artifacts, images, and stories from the local Tongva (Gabrielino) community. The physical items are generous loans of personal and family objects. In addition to discussing the[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Long Beach, Visitor Information Sep 26, 2018
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[…]
By Jennifer Rice Epstein Long Beach, Visitor Information Aug 16, 2018
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, a variety of objects were used to compliment the activities of reading and writing. The Art Nouveau movement of the late 19th century influenced the use of elegant feminine designs on certain implements. These essentials were richly ornamented and beautifully made with creative craftsmanship and unique designs. The[…]