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 the museum’s Spring/Summer speaker series that starts next Saturday the 16th. Our speaker series includes:
May 16th – Central Americans in Los Angeles and the speaker is Rosamaria Segura
July 25th – Filipinos in arson and the South Bay and the speaker is Florante Peter and & Roselyn Estepa Ibanez
August 22nd – Farming in Torrance and the South Bay and the speaker is Judith Gerber
All talks are 1pm to 3pm and include the talk, book signing, and light refreshments. There is a suggested donation of $4.
For more information, check out the event pages for each talk or call the museum at (310) 603-0088
Learn how to make your own beautiful wreath at one or all of these fun workshops. Wreaths aren’t that difficult to make and you will learn to make a wreath for any occasion, season, or holiday Additionally, you will learn to make wreaths from all kinds of materials. The focus for the April 25th class will be on making a floral and candle centerpiece, however you will be able to learn how to make other types of wreaths as well. The class is $15 and includes instruction and all the supplies.
- April 25th, 1pm to 3pm
- November 7th, 1pm to 3pm
Tomorrow, Saturday the 28th from 12pm to 5pm is Rancho Day. Come out and enjoy the fun. There will be fun for all.
Sheep herding demonstrations will take place 2pm and 4pm
Living History Timeline is at 3pm
Activities include adobe brick making, gold panning, quilting, making corn husk dolls, learning how to and making tortillas and butter, dressing up in costume, visiting a jail, and more. There will also be food for sale!
The event is free, however there is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child.
For more information, call the museum at (310) 603-0088!
Like a touch of the Spring Fair in Seville, experience the beauty of the historical Rancho San Pedro. Stroll our breathtaking gardens and orchards all while enjoying your favorite beverage perhaps even a glass of wine! Enjoy a delicious al fresco brunch with live Spanish guitar by guest artist Gabriel Osuna. Later a flamenco performance by the beautiful Clarita and Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre is sure to captivate. This unique event is one not to miss! Space is limited, make reservations early.
The Dominguez family was known for their gracious hospitality and generosity and that continues to today. Learn about the family’s Spanish traditions, their experiences in Alta California, how they built the Rancho San Pedro legacy, and what it tells us today. Experience the Dominguez hospitality while having brunch on their Spanish veranda and beautiful lawn. After the brunch and Flamenco performance, tour the museum and the grounds. The Feria de Dominguez Adobe is a wonderful way to spend moments with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company.
The $35 ticket price includes a scrumptious brunch, live Spanish guitar and Flamenco performances, a tour of the adobe, Spanish fan and language of the fan booklet, one-of-a-kind memento to remember the day, and photo opportunity. Come early to the brunch to stroll through the silent auction and raffle tent and also the wine tent, where you can sample wines and buy glasses for your brunch.
Raffle tickets start at $2 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 and up, silent auction prizes will be available on site and glasses of wine are $3.00 a glass.
The museum is hosting a raffle of this one-in-a-kind necklace featuring Manuel Dominguez. Proceeds go to helping the museum’s educational programs. $5 for 6 tickets and $10 for 13 tickets. Call 310-603-0088, send an email to cochoa@dominguez to purchase your tickets or click here to order online. Necklace will be raffled at the Flamenco Feria Tea on 5/2. The winner does not need to be present.