Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

January 2010

Centennial Aviation Exhibit Opens January 31st at the Rancho

The Centennial Exhibit was unveiled for the 1st time on January 10th 100 years after the opening day of the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet that took place on the Dominguez Air Field. 

If you did not get a chance to see the exhibit, you will have another opportunity starting January 31st when the exhibit will open at the Rancho.  The exhibit will be on display when the Museum is offering tours.  The Museum offers tours the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday of each month and every Wednesday and Sunday.  Tours are  at 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm.  The traveling exhibit is part of the tour.  We hope to see you at the Rancho!

Spring Docent Training Starts Soon

The 2010 Spring Docent Training session will be offered in February/March. The training session consists of 4 classes beginning February 7th. Docent training sessions can also be scheduled by appointment. Part of the training session involves meeting with other docents at an outing for all docents. The session is a great time to meet other docents, learn history and have some fun!

Classes are: February 7th, February 21st, March 14th, and March 28th. All classes are 9am to 12pm. We hope to see you there.

Air Meet Centennial Exhibit Opening

Join on us on January 10, 2010 for the opening day of the “100 Years of Aviation” exhibit. This exhibit commemorates the 1st International Aviation Meet in America, which occurred January 10-20, 1910 on the Dominguez Air Field, and  its many participants and attendees such as Glenn Curtiss, Louis Paulhan, William Boeing and Lawrence Bell. The exhibit also features panels on early flight, the 1st International Air Meet in the World in 1909 and the history of aviation and aerospace in California.  The event starts at 12pm.

At 12:30pm, Ken Pauley, author of  The 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet will give a talk about the creation of the 2nd  book ever published on the 1910 Aviation Meet. 

We will also be unveiling in coordination with the United States Postal Service and the Ries Chapter #48 Los Angeles American First Day Cover Society the 100th Anniversary Pictorial Postmark “First Aviation Meet in America.”

This is an event that occurs only once in 100 years and we hope to see you there!

Opening Day for the 2010 Centennial

Join us on January 10th for the opening day of the 2010 Yearlong Centennial of the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet on the Dominguez Air Field.

January 10 is the opening day of the “100 Years of Aviation” exhibit, which will open at 12pm.

At 12:30pm,  Ken Pauley, author of  The 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet will give a talk about the creation of one of only two books ever published on the 1910 Aviation Meet.

We will also be unveiling in coordination with the United Postal Service and the Ries Chapter #48 Los Angeles American First Day Cover Society the Centennial Pictorial Postmark “First Aviation Meet in America.”

Come see the exhibit, have Ken Pauley sign the The 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet book and receive the “First Aviation Meet in America” postmark.

This is an event that occurs only once in 100 years and we hope to see you there!

The event is from 12pm to 4pm on January 10th at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum upper grounds.

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