Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

May 2014

1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

On Saturday, June 21st at 1pm, author Ken Pauley will give a talk about the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet, which is considered by historians to be the birth of aviation in Southern California.  There will be a talk, Q&A with Ken, then a light reception where he will sign copies of his book that will be available for sale in the museum’s gift shop.  We hope you can join us.  There is a $4 suggested donation.

Summer Saturdays at the Rancho

Bring your children to the Rancho this summer to take part in our summer Saturdays at the Dominguez Rancho program. The second Saturday afternoons of each of the three summer months (June, July, August) are devoted to fun and creative activities just for kids. Each class is from 1pm to 3pm.
6/14 – Paint a Pot – where kids learn how to plant flowers in a ceramic pot they paint themselves and take home.
7/12 – Mosaics and More – where kids learn about the art of mosaics and get to make their own creation using mosaic tiles.
8/9 – Roping & Weaving – where kids learn how to make a reata (lasso) and learn about the art of roping and learn how to weave to make their own creation.
All the classes are free and open to all ages.

Vice: One Cop’s Story of Patrolling America’s Most Dangerous City

Join us at the Rancho to hear John R. Baker talk about his book “Vice: One Cop’s Story of Patrolling America’s Most Dangerous City.”  The Compton Police Department, never more than 130-strong faced an army of criminals that numbered over 10,000.  John R. Baker was raised in Compton, eventually becoming the city’s most decorated police officer, involved in some of its most notorious, horrifying, and scandalous criminal cases. Baker’s account of Compton from 1951 to 2011 is one of the most powerful and compelling cop memoirs ever written.

John R. Baker will be giving a talk about his experiences and about the book.   He will be joined by two of his Compton Police Department colleagues whom he credits helping him in his work and in his career:  Dominic Rutigliano and David Arellanes.  The talk will conclude with Stephen Rivele, who co-wrote the book with John.

There will be a book signing afterwards and a light refreshment reception. There is a $4 suggested donation.

The talk is 1pm to 3pm in the carriage house. We hope to see you there!


Museum Will Be Closed on Mother’s Day

The museum will be closed on Sunday, May 11th in honor of Mother’s Day.  We apologize for an inconvenience.  We will have tours on May 10th.

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    Guided Tours of the Adobe Museum are Offered (Adobe is only open for guided tours):
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