Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

March 2010

Thaddeaus Lowe and the U.S. Balloon Corps

Join our traveling speaker series at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium to hear about the U.S. Balloon Corp of the American Civil War that is considered the forerunner of today’s Air Force and paved the way for our nation’s future in the sky. Steven and Patrice Demory, as Professor and Leontine Loew, will present “Thaddeus Lowe and the U.S. Balloon Corps.”  They will also cover the Lowe’s post-war lives, including their residency in Pasadena, the building of the Mt. Lowe Railway and their experiences at the 1910 Air Meet.

This event will be held at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium located at 3720 Stephen M. White Dr. in San Pedro.

Model Glider Activity for Children

Join us on March 21 when children will make paper planes reminiscent of the Bleriot, Farman and Curtiss aircraft that flew in the 1910 Air Meet and race the aircraft on the Rancho San Pedro.  Children will receive a package of simple pieces for each plane that they can put together.  They will then race the planes on the grounds behind the adobe to see who created the best flying machine.  Each contest for height, speed and accuracy will be judged by Glenn Curtiss.

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