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Christmas at the Rancho

Discover traditions of a Victorian Christmas! Make historic crafts, enjoy holiday music from a live brass band and carolers, strike the pinatas, listen to storytellers in the library, sip warm cider, get a head start on holiday shopping in our Museum Shop, and tour the adobe, lavishly decorated for the holidays. This event is fun[…]

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Join Rancho Los Cerritos at Los Altos Neighborhood Library for a special lecture about the Native American history of Rancho Los Cerritos, presented by the Rancho’s Curator, Sarah Wolk FitzGerald. Featuring highlights from the Rancho’s newest exhibit celebrating Tongva (Gabrielino) history and culture, this talk will focus on the history of Tevaaxa’nga (the village located[…]

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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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Learn about our upcoming volunteer opportunities! Volunteering at RLC is a great way to learn about Long Beach history. Volunteer opportunities include greeting visitors, leading tours, gardening, helping out at special events, working behind the scenes, and representing RLC in the larger community.  

Our popular free summer concert is back, with music on the fourth Sunday of the month during June, July, and August. The site opens at 4:30 for pre-concert picnicking. Concerts run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs. Pets are not allowed. Learn more, RSVP, or invite your friends[…]

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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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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[…]

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Our popular free summer concert is back, with music on the fourth Sunday of the month during June, July, and August. The site opens at 4:30 for pre-concert picnicking. Concerts run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs. Pets are not allowed. Learn more, RSVP, or invite your friends[…]

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