Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



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.

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Flamenco Fridays at the historic Dominguez Adobe

Flamenco Fridays at the historic Dominguez Adobe!

Experience the profound musical expression from Spain with Guitar, Dance, Wine and Tapas.  Be treated to authentic flamenco guitar and an intimate dance performance by 1st Class Los Angeles Artists midst the serene beauty of the Rancho San Pedro.

Janice Guerrero hosts the event and encourages you to learn more about the development of this powerful musical genre and it’s family of elements: cante, palmas, guitarra, baile and compas.

Become an Aficionado!

Listen! Learn! Enjoy!

Each evening features Los Angeles Artists from Spain -

August 15 features Yvette “La Sole” with special guest Manuel Guiterrez and Guitarist Alfredo Caceres

September 12 features Sarah Parra with special guest Ricardo Chavez and Guitarist Gabriel Osuna

October 17 features Clarita with Guitarist Gabriel Osuna and special guest Emilio Dominguez

5:00-7:30pm

There is a cost of $15.00

Space is limited – Make reservations early!

Don’t miss this special Ranch Cultural Presentation!

For more information and reservations, call 310.603.0088

Flamenco Friday

Summer Events

The museum has some great summer events and we hope you can join us.  Here is the summer month line up:

June 14th, 1pm to 3pm is the 1st class in our Summer Saturdays program: Paint a Pot

June 21st, 1pm to 3pm is the 3rd installment in our Speaker Series: The 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

July 12th, 11am to 1pm is our Volunteer Open House

July 12th, 1pm to 3pm is the 2nd class in our Summer Saturdays program: Mosaics and More

August 9th, 1pm to 3pm is the 3rd class in our Summer Saturdays program: Roping and Weaving

August 10th, 12pm to 3pm is the Ice Cream Social.  Tickets are only $5

August 15th, 5pm to 7:30pm is the 1st of our Fall Flamenco Fridays. Tickets are only $15

And of course, we have our 4th Saturday garden tours so those dates are:  June 28th, July 26th and August 23rd.  The tours are always at 11am.

Visit the Rancho this summer and have some fun!

1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

On Saturday, June 21st at 1pm, author Ken Pauley will give a talk about the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet, which is considered by historians to be the birth of aviation in Southern California.  There will be a talk, Q&A with Ken, then a light reception where he will sign copies of his book that will be available for sale in the museum’s gift shop.  We hope you can join us.  There is a $4 suggested donation.

Summer Saturdays at the Rancho

Bring your children to the Rancho this summer to take part in our summer Saturdays at the Dominguez Rancho program. The second Saturday afternoons of each of the three summer months (June, July, August) are devoted to fun and creative activities just for kids. Each class is from 1pm to 3pm.
6/14 – Paint a Pot – where kids learn how to plant flowers in a ceramic pot they paint themselves and take home.
7/12 – Mosaics and More – where kids learn about the art of mosaics and get to make their own creation using mosaic tiles.
8/9 – Roping & Weaving – where kids learn how to make a reata (lasso) and learn about the art of roping and learn how to weave to make their own creation.
All the classes are free and open to all ages.

Vice: One Cop’s Story of Patrolling America’s Most Dangerous City

Join us at the Rancho to hear John R. Baker talk about his book “Vice: One Cop’s Story of Patrolling America’s Most Dangerous City.”  The Compton Police Department, never more than 130-strong faced an army of criminals that numbered over 10,000.  John R. Baker was raised in Compton, eventually becoming the city’s most decorated police officer, involved in some of its most notorious, horrifying, and scandalous criminal cases. Baker’s account of Compton from 1951 to 2011 is one of the most powerful and compelling cop memoirs ever written.

John R. Baker will be giving a talk about his experiences and about the book.   He will be joined by two of his Compton Police Department colleagues whom he credits helping him in his work and in his career:  Dominic Rutigliano and David Arellanes.  The talk will conclude with Stephen Rivele, who co-wrote the book with John.

There will be a book signing afterwards and a light refreshment reception. There is a $4 suggested donation.

The talk is 1pm to 3pm in the carriage house. We hope to see you there!

 

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    23
    Wed
    5:30 pm Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons Tuesday through Friday mornings for our[...]
    Jul
    26
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons Tuesday through Friday mornings for our[...]
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]
    Aug
    9
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training @ Dominguz Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguz Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons Tuesday through Friday mornings for our[...]
    1:00 pm Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Make your kid’s Saturdays full of fun and learning this summer! Throughout the three months of the summer there will be Summer Saturday activities for children where they get hands-on experiences while learning a lot.[...]
    Aug
    10
    Sun
    12:00 pm Ice Cream Social @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Ice Cream Social @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Come taste the treats at the 6th annual ice cream social. This is a great way to enjoy the summer time with friends and family[...]
    Aug
    15
    Fri
    5:00 pm Flamenco Friday featuring Yvette... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Flamenco Friday featuring Yvette... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Flamenco Fridays at the historic Dominguez Adobe! Experience the profound musical expression from Spain with Guitar, Dance, Wine and Tapas.  Be treated to authentic flamenco guitar and an intimate dance performance by 1st Class Los[...]
    Aug
    23
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]


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  • Tours

    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
    • First Thursday and Friday of Each Month
    • Every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday
    • Tours are at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
    • No Reservations Needed for Parties Under 10
    • Tours del adobe están disponibles en español el segundo domingo de cada mes
    • Adobe tours available in Spanish the 2nd Sunday of each month

  • Sponsors

    Watson Land Company

    The Carson Companies

    Norris Foundation

    Waste Management

    Post Alarm Systems

  • Friends of Rancho San Pedro

    Board of Directors
    • Mr. William Barger
    • Mr. Tom Huston
    • Brother Rene Lepage, C.M.F.
    • Mr. Manny Marrero
    • Mr. Tom Van Woerkom
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    • Ms. Jean (Bird) Willard
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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    18127 S. Alameda St., Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

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