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.
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.
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
February 21, 9am to 11am
This is the 1st workshop of its kind at the museum. People will learn the best ways to prune their fruit trees using the fruit trees from the Dominguez orchard. The orchard was planted in the 1880s and consisted of groves of apple, pear, lemon, orange and other deciduous fruit trees. The orchard was maintained for almost forty years. What remains is the last acre from the lemon and orange grove combined with a variety of fruits planted in the 1930s by Del Amo. It is in this orchard that the best techniques will be demonstrated for pruning fruit trees.
Learn to prune your fruit trees in this historic orchard!
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 the 1st California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 24th and running through April 25th.
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. Three Saturday field trips will be on February 21, March 14, and April 18th. 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
The museum office and tours will be closed on the following days:
12/24 and 12/25
12/31 and 1/1
We wish everyone a beautiful, safe and peaceful holiday season!
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!