Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

June 2010

July 17th and July 25th Events

Join us in July for two events being held at the Museum:

On July 17th at 1pm  there will be  a talk on the history of transportation in early California leading up to the 1910 Aviation Meet.  Walter Bethel will give a talk on the different modes of transportation in Los Angeles and their impact on the growth of California.  Light refreshments will be served.

On July 25th, come learn how to make a kite!  The kite was the predecessor to the glider, which eventually led to planes.  At 1pm on the 25th, everyone will have a chance to make their own kite and fly and race them on the grounds.  The contests will be judged by one of the 1910 pilots and the Dominguez daughters.  There will be prizes for everyone!!

Aviation Day 2010

Join us on June 12, 2010 at the Rancho as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1910 International Los Angeles Air Meet that happened on the Dominguez Air Field.  There will be a static car and plane display, tethered balloon rides, children’s activities, parachuters, flyovers, food vendors, a museum row and tours of the adobe.  You might also get to meet Dick Ferris who was the 1910 Air Meet event planner, Louis Paulhan and Glen Curtiss.  Come join us for the unique celebration!

Aviation Day

June 12th

11am to 5pm with activities throughout the day including tethered balloon rides, ferris wheel, flyovers every 30 minutes from 11:15am to 4pm, display of antique cars and plans, tours of the Adobe, food vendors including Kogi and Tommy Burger, PBS Sid the Science Kid, flight simulators from Flight Path Learning Center, and much, much more.

Parking will be at Cal State University, Dominguez Hills and the fee is $5 per car.  Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from the University to the Museum and back.  The first shuttle leaves at 10:45am and the last shuttles leaves the Museum at 5pm. The last shuttle to leave the University is at 3:30pm.

There will also be shuttle that will pick people up at the Del Amo Metro Station every hour on the hour at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm.

There is no entry fee to the event itself. For more details click on the Aviation Day Banner at the top of the website.  Under “Air Show” there is also a schedule of the flyovers for the day.

We hope to see you at Aviation Day!

Dominguez Family Documentary

The Dominguez Family Legacy DVD is available in our Museum Gift Shop for only $20.  This is the first time that all the three branches of the family (Watson, Carson and Del Amo) come together on film to talk about the Dominguez family and their legacy.  The documentary is dynamic and full of rich historical facts and combines colorful interviews with historians and community leaders in addition to the Dominguez family descendants. The Dominguez legacy remains strong today and proves that if an individual can affect the course of history, we all can do something to make this world a better place.  Please visit us at the Museum Gift Shop to pick up your copy now.

The Tuskegee Airmen Experience

Come hear about what it means to be one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, their experiences, and the legacy they have left.  The Tuskegee Airmen representatives will be joined by a couple of the young pilots of the Tomorrow Aeronautical Museum who will share why the Tuskegee Airmen are their inspiration.  This event will take place at the Carson Community Center in Room 122 ABC on the Eastside of the Center.

  • Upcoming Events

    Oct
    28
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    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Nov
    4
    Sat
    10:00 am 1st annual: Dia de los Muertos @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    1st annual: Dia de los Muertos @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Joins us as the museum host a day honoring the rich tradition and history of Dia de los Muertos. The museum will have fine Mexican cuisine and arts and crafts for purchase. This event[...]
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Nov
    18
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    1:00 pm Speaker Series: Weaving the Past... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series: Weaving the Past... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    At a crossroads, American filmmaker Walter Dominguez embarks of a life-changing quest to uncover mysteries in the life of his saintly Mexican-born grandfather, Reverend Emilio Hernandez, and to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish to locate his[...]
    Nov
    23
    Thu
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Museum will be close from Thursday November 23rd-Sunday November 26th, 2017 for Thanksgiving week. Tours will resume on Wednesday 29, 2017.
    Nov
    24
    Fri
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Museum will be close from Thursday November 23rd-Sunday November 26th, 2017 for Thanksgiving week. Tours will resume on Wednesday 29, 2017.
    Nov
    25
    Sat
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Nov 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Museum will be close from Thursday November 23rd-Sunday November 26th, 2017 for Thanksgiving week. Tours will resume on Wednesday 29, 2017.
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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
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    Watson Land Company

    The Carson Companies

    Norris Foundation

    Lantz Foundation

    Murphy Foundation

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    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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    Board of Directors
    • Mr. William Barger
    • Mr. Tom Huston
    • Brother Rene Lepage, C.M.F.
    • Mr. Manny Marrero
    • Father Frank Ferrante, C.M.F
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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