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.
Explore the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum this holiday season on December 13th from 3pm to 5pm. The Adobe is decorated with lights and holiday decorations only once a year and it is a beautiful sight to see. There will be:
- Tours of the Adobe
- Craft making – luminaries and cornucopia ornaments with the daughters and their friends
- Desserts from around the world to sample
- Community toy drive to help our local community children
Then witness the spectacular Christmas palm tree lighting and join in the caroling!! It is a beautiful holiday event!
On Saturday, December 12th at 2pm the museum is excited to partner with Teatro Dominguez from Cal State University, Dominguez Hills to host the Teatro’s folktale-based children’s musical at the museum. Coyotita was written by Bill Deluca and Naomi Buckley and informs children about how they can help the environment. The characters are all animals, played and sung by actors in masks and costumes.
Coyotita gets to meet creatures from the sea, the air, and the land in her quest to try and save her Yucca plants. Children are brought onstage to join in with cleaning up their world during the song, “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.”
This is a great musical for both children and adults. The musical is free and will be outside behind the adobe so it is a wonderful setting.
Join us on Saturday, November 15th from 10am to 1pm to see the new monarch butterfly garden in the rose garden. The garden was created to conserve and protect monarch habitats. The museum is a monarch waystation and a wildlife habitat. See the garden, learn more about monarch butterflies and explore the Rancho.
This Saturday, November 1st from 11am to 1pm is the Fall volunteer open house. Learn from museum volunteers all the great opportunities awaiting you at the museum. There will be opportunities to tour the adobe, learn about the opportunities and chat with volunteers.
Come out for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday, October 25th from 1pm to 3pm when the Rancho is turned into a pumpkin patch. You can pick the pumpkin of your choosing and decorate it. Get spooky with paint, pens, stickers and more. If you’d like you can enter it into the decorating contest and win a prize.
In addition to pumpkin decorating, there are more fun contests to enter:
- Pumpkin seed spitting contest
- Pie eating contest
Enter the costume parade, make your Halloween candy bag and color a mask to wear on Halloween.
There will be popcorn and cotton candy as well to enjoy! It is a fun afternoon for the whole family.