Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

May 2013

Talk about the History of the Banning Family on 6/22 at 1pm

Join us for this talk on the history of the Banning family, which will be given by author Tom Sitton. Southern California pioneer Phineas Banning’s historical role in the development of the South Bay and beyond will be discussed.  Sitton will talk about how Banning and his descendents helped to shape Southern California “through the blood-and-guts work of building the region’s mercantile and transportation infrastructure” and by “envisioning its future” as a tourist destination.

Light refreshments will be served after the talk and Mr. Sitton will also be available to sign copies of his book, which will be for sale in the museum’s gift shop.

Please see the attached flyer for information about this talk and our future talks at the museum.

History of Banning and other talks coming up

Volunteer Open House on June 8th at 11am

Make a commitment to volunteer and support the Museum by joining our volunteer family. Join us at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum on June 8 (11am to 1pm) for a fun and interactive volunteer open house.  Learn about all the ways you can volunteer Check out some of the great reasons to volunteer below:

  • Can’t get your nose out of a historical novel, ‘handle’ history itself by volunteering in the collections
  • Need a break from the hectic pace of everyday life, the Adobe is a peaceful and beautiful place to spend time
  •  Need exercise, giving tours one morning or afternoon a month will burn hundreds of calories
  • Stuck at home with just the television, get off the couch and help with special events
  • Like to meet new people, but don’t want to go to nightclubs, join an elite group of friendly volunteers
  •  Feel the need to contribute to the community, but don’t know how, volunteer at the Adobe
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  • Tours

    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

    Post Alarm Systems

  • Friends of Rancho San Pedro

    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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