Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Speaker Series: 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet

Join us for this exciting talk by Ken Pauley, who wrote the centennial commemorative book about the 1910 Los Angeles International Aviation Meet.  There will be a talk, Q&A and a light refreshment reception afterwards.

America’s first international air meet was held January 10-20, 1910 in Los Angeles on a mesa called Dominguez Hill situated 13.5 miles south of the plaza at the pueblo of Los Angeles.  Enthusiasm for aviation grew after the first international air meet in 1909 in Rheims, France where American aviator Glenn H. Curtis won three prestigious speed prizes and 30,000 francs.  An even more spectacular air meet, which would also invigorate the local economy, was promoted for Los Angeles.

 Ken Pauley

A Los Angeles Corral member of The Westerners since 1979, Ken Pauley was Sheriff of the Corral in 2006.  Early on he photographed and collected old photos of the California Missions and with his wife, Carol, co-authored and published San Fernando, Rey de España: A Pictorial History, Arthur H. Clark Publishing, in 2005.  Ken’s interest in aviation began in childhood culminating in a Ph.D. in Structural Mechanics from U.C.L.A. in 1974.  He worked in the aerospace industry for 35+ years.  His flying interest grew when the Pauley’s bought and flew a couple of Cessnas.  In conjunction with the Rancho Dominguez Adobe Museum, Ken wrote The 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet, Arcadia Publishing, in 2009 for the Air Meet’s Centennial Celebration.  His hobbies include photography, geology (zeolite minerals), California and Mexican era history studies especially the California Mission period, and histories of early aviation and firearms.

Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour

Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour.  Enjoy seeing and learning about the various flower plants, succulents and trees thriving all over the Rancho.

This tour is every 4th Saturday and each time there is something new to learn each time.  The tour starts at 11am.

Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour

Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour.  Enjoy seeing and learning about the various flower plants, succulents and trees thriving all over the Rancho.

This tour is every 4th Saturday and each time there is something new to learn each time.  The tour starts at 11am.

Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour

Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour.  Enjoy seeing and learning about the various flower plants, succulents and trees thriving all over the Rancho.

This tour is every 4th Saturday and each time there is something new to learn each time.  The tour starts at 11am.

Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour

Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour.  Enjoy seeing and learning about the various flower plants, succulents and trees thriving all over the Rancho.

This tour is every 4th Saturday and each time there is something new to learn each time.  The tour starts at 11am.

  • Upcoming Events

    Jul
    26
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons Tuesday through Friday mornings for our[...]
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]
    Aug
    9
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training @ Dominguz Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguz Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 9 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    For those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public, the Museum is looking for docents for the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons Tuesday through Friday mornings for our[...]
    1:00 pm Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Summer Saturdays at the Rancho: ... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Make your kid’s Saturdays full of fun and learning this summer! Throughout the three months of the summer there will be Summer Saturday activities for children where they get hands-on experiences while learning a lot.[...]
    Aug
    10
    Sun
    12:00 pm Ice Cream Social @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Ice Cream Social @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! Come taste the treats at the 6th annual ice cream social. This is a great way to enjoy the summer time with friends and family[...]
    Aug
    15
    Fri
    5:00 pm Flamenco Friday featuring Yvette... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Flamenco Friday featuring Yvette... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    Flamenco Fridays at the historic Dominguez Adobe! Experience the profound musical expression from Spain with Guitar, Dance, Wine and Tapas.  Be treated to authentic flamenco guitar and an intimate dance performance by 1st Class Los[...]
    Aug
    23
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Aug 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Come along on a guided tour of the beautiful gardens on the Rancho San Pedro.  Explore hidden grottos, orchards and more.  Take a peaceful stroll through the Rose Garden and Cactus Garden on the tour. [...]
    Sep
    6
    Sat
    11:00 am Grandparent’s Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Grandparent’s Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Sep 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
    The Rancho is hosting its annual event to celebrate intergenerational families.  Grandparent’s Day will have fun and educational activities for children and their grandparents.  There will be ongoing tours of the museum and food will[...]


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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

  • Sponsors

    Watson Land Company

    The Carson Companies

    Norris Foundation

    Waste Management

    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
    • Mr. Tom Van Woerkom
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    • Ms. Jean (Bird) Willard
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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