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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Earthwatch Institute Focal Tree Project – One Day Training

Join us on Saturday, August 15th from 10am-11:30am  for a citizen science training on the Earthwatch Institute’s Focal Tree project.  This one-day event will train volunteers to become citizen scientists, and collect data that will be used by researchers at UC Riverside to understand how urban trees grow and provide cooling benefits across the LA basin.  Please RSVP no later than noon on Friday, August 14th to receive parking instructions and room information for this event:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/focaltree

Earthwatch Focal Tree Training (8-15-2015)

Speaker Series: Locals Tell the Story on Saturday, 7/25, 1pm to 3pm

This is the 2nd installment in our summer speaker series and this talk features to topics: Filipinos in Carson and the South Bay and Hawaiians in Los Angeles.

The talk will be given by Florante Peter & Roselyn Estepa Ibanez, Elizabeth “Nani” Nihipali, Lessa Kanani’opua Pelayo, Christian Hanz Lozada, Cheryl Villareal Roberts, and Lorelie Santonil Olaes.

There will be the talk, Q&A and a light refreshments afterwards.  Both books will be available for sale and for author signature.  There is a suggested donation of $4.00.

Aquaponics Workshop on July 25th, 10am to 12pm

Fight poor quality food by becoming your food source!

Aquaponics is all about growing fish and vegetables in an attractive, productive, integrated system, right in your own backyard.  Fish and garden water cycling work together.  You can save water, saver groceries, eat healthy.

Teach your kids and family how to grow food

This is a free workshop!

Summer Saturday: Mosaics Workshop on 7/18 @ 1pm

Bring your children and family to the Rancho this Saturday to the 2nd Summer Saturday, where people will learn to make their very own mosaic masterpiece.  There is a suggested $4 donation.

The next Summer Saturday will be 8/15 – Herbs and More – learn about herbs and how to grow your own. Everyone will get to plant and grow their own in an 1800s style jar.  The workshop will be at 1pm.

California Naturalist Classes Start Again January 23rd – Register Now!

Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?   Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California?  If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!

The Museum is hosting its 2nd California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 23rd and running through April 30th.

California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40-hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April and include 3 field trips whose places have yet to be determined.   The cost for the course is $300.  Please see the attached flyer and registration form or click the “Register Online Now!” button to register online.

California Naturalist Program at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

California Naturalist Registration Form 2016

  • Upcoming Events

    Aug
    8
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 8 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    10:00 am Summer/Fall Weekend Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer/Fall Weekend Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, are looking to sharpen their presentation skills, meet wonderful and interesting people, and most of all HAVE FUN, the Museum is looking for[...]
    Aug
    12
    Wed
    5:00 pm Summer/Fall Weeknight Docent Tra... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer/Fall Weeknight Docent Tra... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, are looking to sharpen their presentation skills, meet wonderful and interesting people, and most of all HAVE FUN, the Museum is looking for[...]
    Aug
    15
    Sat
    10:00 am Earthwatch Institute Focal Tree ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Earthwatch Institute Focal Tree ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Join us on Saturday, August 15th from 10am-11:30am at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum for a citizen science training on the Earthwatch Institute’s Focal Tree project.  This one-day event will train volunteers to become citizen[...]
    1:00 pm Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 15 @ 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
    22
    Sat
    10:00 am Summer/Fall Weekend Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer/Fall Weekend Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, are looking to sharpen their presentation skills, meet wonderful and interesting people, and most of all HAVE FUN, the Museum is looking for[...]
    11:00 am Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Tour: Stroll the Domingue... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro dedicated to the six Dominguez daughters.  Visit the Maria de la Reyes rose garden, Guadalupe Monarch butterfly and California native[...]
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 22 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]


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    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

    Lantz Foundation

    Murphy Foundation

    Waste Management

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    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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