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,[…]
This October, Rancho Los Cerritos installed the third in a series of special exhibits in the library display case that commemorates the demisemiseptcentennial. (175th anniversary) of the adobe’s construction (built in 1844). This latest display focuses on the remodel of the adobe during the 1930s. Brice Burtness (pictured with the exhibit), RLC’s Fall 2019 Creative Long Beach intern[…]
We celebrated the 175th Anniversary of our historic adobe last Saturday, September 28th, and we even had a proper birthday cake to commemorate the occasion! Cutting the RLC 175th birthday cake are (L-R): Rick Alsagoff (board member), Barbara Bixby Blackwell (board member), Susan Wise (board chair), Craig Carter (board member), Councilmember Al Austin, Jean Bixby[…]
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,[…]
In late June, Rancho Los Cerritos installed the second in a series of special exhibits in the library display case that commemorates the demisemiseptcentennial. (175th anniversary) of the adobe’s construction (built in 1844). This latest display focuses on the time from John Temple’s sale of the Rancho to the Bixbys and the remarkably multi-cultural sheep[…]
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[…]
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.
“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[…]
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.[…]