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 constantly has exciting and fun programming each year and here is a list of what is coming up.
5/18: Adobe Day @ 1pm, learn to make adobe bricks, candles and gold pan for treasure
6/8: Volunteer Open House @ 11am: learn about all the volunteer opportunities available
6/22: Speaker Series @ 1pm, learn about the history of Banning
We hope to see you at the Adobe soon!
Join us for “Save the Grotto Day’ from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, April 20! This volunteer event is the perfect way to celebrate Earth Day. We are looking for individuals and groups who don’t mind getting a little dirty. We need people to help clean, clear debris, and prune overgrown vegetation from the garden beds, walkways and once-flowing waterfalls of this hidden oasis on a shaded hill behind the museum For more information or to sign up for this event, please call (310) 603-0088 today.
All ages are welcome.
Our fantastic annual spring tea is back this year and is on Saturday, April 27th at 11am. Join us for a scrumptious tea lunch, music and dancing. This year’s performance will be the very talented Folklorico Faisan, a children’s folklorico group.
The tea starts at 11am and tickets are only $22 per person. The price of the ticket includes the tea lunch, entertainment and a photo opportunity. Enjoy the beauty of the Rancho grounds this April. Make your reservations now since seating is limited. Call (310) 603-0088 to make your reservation or use the contact form on the website.
Join us this Saturday, March 23rd at 11am for our beautiful garden tour. Explore hidden grottos, orchards, and more. Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden. Enjoy seeing hundreds of various flowering plants, succulents, and trees thriving all over the Rancho. It will be a wonderful tour in a beautiful place.
Discover Rosie the Riveter’s Local Story on Saturday, March 16th @ 1pm
The museum is celebrating women’s history month with ta talk by Long Beach City Council Member Gerrie Schipske who will be speaking about women’s history and the local influence of Rose the Riveter. She is the author of “Rose the Riveter in Long Beach,” which chronicles the experiences of thousands of women who worked at the U.S. Army-financed Douglas Aircraft plant in Long Beach during World War II.
There will be a reception, featuring light refreshments and book signing that will follow the lecture. The book will also be available for purchase.
There is a suggested donation of $4 for the talk. We hope to see you there.