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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 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.[…]

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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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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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Linked Through Labor: Community Conversations About Work Free! This year we are presenting three moderated panels featuring experts on labor and workers’ rights issues of the past and present. Come take part in discussions with labor scholars, activists, and organizers on topics relating to the experience of workers that will enlighten and encourage participants to[…]

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Plant expert Frank McDonough visits the Rancho from his home base at the Los Angeles Arboretum to discuss African Plants. Learn about these warm-weather plants’ journeys to California.

Rancho Los Cerritos welcomed this year’s lecture series, “Foodways of the West” with special guest Craig Torres leading a discussion on Tongva Traditions on Feb. 25. Tongva descendant Craig Torres delved into the cultural history of the Tongva, particularly on Spanish colonization and its effects on indigenous peoples and plant life. Torres explored how the impacts of[…]

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