Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

December 2010

The Tongva Indians of the Southbay

Join us for our 4th talk in the ‘Living, Working and Traveling on the Rancho’ speaker series as we learn about the Native American Indians that lived in the Southbay area.

Julia Bogany, Tongva, will give a talk about the Tongva – who are the Tongva, what is their history and what are they doing now.

Following the talk there will be a Ring Toss demonstration that everyone can participate in. The Ring Toss was and is a game that taught children dexterity.  See if you can master the game.

There will be light refreshments and there is a $4 suggested donation.

Japanese Workers on the Rancho San Pedro

Join us for our 5th talk in our ‘Living, Working and Traveling on the Rancho’ speaker series where we will explore and learn about the Japanese families that worked on the Rancho San Pedro.

Professor Toni Wasserberger and her colleague Michael Odanaka will talk about the 2010 Nisei graduations.  Both will talk about the Nisei graduates and their path from having to move to internment camps in 1942 to receiving their honorary college degrees in 2010.

Some of the letters between the students and their parents will be shared as well.  Learn about the tenants living on the Rancho lands and how their possessions were cared for or sold upon their request, and that they kep in touch throughout much of the war years.

The talk will also feature a 6-panel exhibit showing pictures of the town of Carson, the old El Camino College site, Executive Order 9066, and the 2010 Nisei Graduation Ceremonies.

The talk will have light refreshments and a Q&A afterwards.  There is a suggested $4 donation.



Concert in the Park

Join us for our first concert on the Rancho.  Bring your picnic basket, chairs, blanket and relax to the sounds of Carl Verheyen.  Tickets are just $20 and can be purchased  by visiting the Museum.

Carl Verheyen has been one of LA’s elite “first call” session players for the past 25 years, playing on hundreds of records, movie soundtracks and television shows.  A member of the smash hit British rock group Supertramp since 1985, Carl has played to millions of enthusiastic fans in sold out arenas worldwide.  Carl was heard by 67,000,000 people as a featured soloist at the 2009 Academy Awards.  He was also heavily featured in the film documentary about the electric guitar, Turn It Up!

Taste of the Rancho Salsa Cook Off

The Taste of the Rancho Salsa Cookoff is designed to bring the community out for a family fun day of  tasting and voting for the best Salsa in the SouthBay area!  Activities throughout the day will feature the salsa taste off contest,  children’s activities including arts and crafts, a jumper, scavenger hunt; artisan row featuring local arts and craft work from the local areas, and tours of the Museum.

Attendees are encouraged to sample these tasty delights from local restaurants and vote on the Salsa they like the best.  Come out and meet members in the community and enjoy great food and entertainment while you’re here!

We will also have traditional Folklorico Dancers and a Mariachi Band so come on out and enjoy the fun!

Tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults.  We hope to see you there!!

Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun Reenactment

Join us for the “Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun” reenactment on October 8th and 9th.  There will be a living history day, an American evening dance, 2 battles plus much more.

October 8th is our Living History Day from 11am to 4pm.   Come see how people lived in 1846 in early California.Visit the Californio and U.S. Navy encampments, learn how to make adobe bricks, learn Early California Fandango dances with the Yesteryears Dancers, purchase clothing and other items from the 1800s and more.    Doors open at 11am.

Also on the 8th there will be talk with the Dominguez sisters, a battle narration and demonstration and artillery demonstration.

Then in the evening from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. “An Evening Tea & Dance with Captain Mervine”: Enjoy Old Californian Hospitality with the Victorian Tea & Dance Society, Ginger Brodieas Dance Caller; and the Band Panada as we welcome the American Naval Captain William Mervine to our shores! Light Refreshments served. $5.00 dollar donation payable at the door. Period costumes admired, but not required!

October 9th continues with Living History and features the battle of the Old Woman’s Gun at 12pm and 3pm.  Witness how the Californios repeled the U.S. Navy off the Rancho San Pedro.  Also that day Governor reminiscences about the Battle and the War.  There will be activities for all throughout the day.

Don’t miss this fun and exciting event.  While everything is free, donations are always welcome.  We hope to see you at the 3rd annual Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun Reenactment.

Reenactment Schedule of Events

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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

    Waste Management

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    Post Alarm Systems

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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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