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Rancho Los Cerritos hosts Christmas Candlelight Tours on Saturday, December 14, 2019. (Image is of RLC adobe gate to enter to courtyard with lantern lit)

  Experience a century of holiday traditions, as you stroll the Rancho by candlelight and encounter costumed characters from the Rancho’s colorful past preparing for the holidays. Guided tours start every 15 minutes and last approximately 45 minutes, concluding with festive holiday music and treats in the backyard. $20 general admission $15 for members. Members,[…]

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Read about some fun facts from the year 1844, including more about Rancho Los Cerritos' 175th Anniversary in 2019.

In commemoration of Rancho Los Cerritos’ 175th Anniversary year of when the adobe was built in 1844, the blog will feature a series of stories as submitted by our followers and fans – “back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other tales – throughout 2019. These accounts will highlight fun facts, personal perspectives, and other viewpoints from staff,[…]

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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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In this workshop, Rancho Los Cerritos Horticulturist Marie Barnidge-McIntyre will lead a presentation on the meanings of various flowers and herbs, and then participants can arrange their own small bouquet, called a tussie-mussie, to bring home. 

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

Arts Council Intern Keila Rivera focuses on John Temple and the cattle ranching period at RLC. This installation is the first in a series of displays that will commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Rancho adobe’s construction.

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.[…]

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