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.
Join us for our pine needle basket workshop. Using natural materials collected from the Rancho, our three session workshop will introduce you to this ancient coiling construction technique. Learn and build your own basket with native Californian Janice Guerrero. Each session contains new techniques and materials, as well as special guests, work time, music and light refreshments. For more details, click on the event posting.
Classes will be March 15th, 22nd and 29th
There is a $45 cost for museum members and $50 for non-museum members. The fee includes the instruction and materials and covers all three classes.
Join us for the first talk in our 2014 “Living, Working and Traveling on the Rancho San Pedro.” Our first talk is March 8th at 1pm and the topic is Mexican Americans in Wilmington. The talk will be given by Olivia Fernandez. For more details please see the event post. There is a suggested donation of $4 and there will be light refreshments and a book signing after the talk.
March 8th @ 1pm: Mexican Americans in Wilmington
June 21 @ 1pm: 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet
September 13 @ 1pm: Mexican Americans in Redondo Beach and Hermosa Beach
December 6 @ 1pm: Los Angeles, California
Coming up in February and March are our two remaining gardening series classes:
Saturday, February 8th is the Water Saving Gardening class at 9:30am
Saturday, March 8th is the Composting class at 9:30am
Join our fantastic docent team in February. The museum is offering two 4-class series. There is a Saturday class series and a Wednesday evening class series. reserve your spot for one of these fun and engaging docent trainings where you will learn the history of the Dominguez family and its legacy and how to give tours to the public. We have a wonderful docent team and we want you to be part of it!
Saturday Weekend Series: 2/8, 2/22, 3/15, 3/29 and all classes are 10am to 12pm
Wednesday Evening Series: 2/12, 2/26, 3/12, 3/26 and all classes are 5:30pm to 7:30pm