California’s State Historic Landmark No.152
National Register of Historic Places
The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.
Come out to celebrate Music on the Rancho. A series of great music, wine and food. March kicks off the concert series that will take place in March, May, July and September.
Our third installment of “Music on the Rancho” will be on July 23rd and will showcase one great act.
Saturday July 23rd, will be: Palmer Jazz Project from 2PM to 5PM
Support our beautiful and historic museum by purchasing tickets over the phone at (310) 603-0088 or day of for $20.
For an additional minimal fee, we will have wine, food and beverages available at both concerts.
The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum would like to invite you to our second Summer speaker series on Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 1PM. This year we will have Gregory L. Williams, CSUDH archivist and author of California State University Dominguez Hills.
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, California State University Dominguez Hills has been a dynamic urban university tasked with educating students who often become the first in their families to attend college. CSU Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, Los Angeles County, and boasts one of the most ethnically diverse enrollments in the United States. Chartered in 1960 as a liberal arts college serving baby boomers in Los Angeles’s South Bay region, CSU Dominguez Hills has grown into a university dedicated to personalized learning. After years of wrangling over the college’s location, classes began in 1965 in a bank builiding and the next year moved to Dominnguez Hills. By the end of the 1970’s, the campus included several thousand students attending classes in 10 architecturally unique buildings. In the 21st century, CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 undergraduate majors and 24 master’s degrees -Arcadia Publishing
Please join us this day to learn more about the Missions. A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Also, refreshments will be served.
On the 20th of February the museum opened its exhibit on the Anza Expedition, which was one of the important Spanish expeditions into California. The exhibit features the history of the Anza exhibit, reproductions of the clothing and tools used on the expedition, and a photo montage of the reenactments of the Anza expedition that have been done throughout the years.
Learn how Lt. Colonel Juan Bautista de Anza led more than 240 men, women, and children on an epic journey across the frontier of New Spain to establish a settlement at San Francisco Bay and discover their legacy.
The exhibit will be open through July 17th. Opening on July 25th is the exhibit on the Portola expedition, which is the expedition to Alta California that Juan Jose Dominguez was part of. The Anza exhibit is the 1st part of our 2-part exhibition series on the development on early California.
Learn about the Anza expedition in this 1st exhibit of the museum’s 2-part exhibit series on the development on early California. The first exhibit is on the Anza Expedition, which runs 2/20 through 7/17 and the second exhibit on the Portola exhibit opens on 7/25.
The Anza Expedition exhibit opening starts at 12pm with a talk and an opening ceremony at 12:15pm. There will be tours of the museum, reenactment camps and more.
There is no fee for the exhibit opening and the event is a “rain or shine” event.
The California Naturalist program starts on January 23rd of this month. This a 13 week course running between January 23rd and April 30th. The class is $300 plus the purchase of the California Naturalist handbook. For more details and to register check out the right side bar for more information and click the “register” button to become part of this amazing class of naturalists.