|When:||View in Calendar » May 18, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm|
|Where:||Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum, 18127 South Alameda Street, Compton,CA 90220, USA|
|Cost:||Suggested $4 donation|
Experience a day at the Rancho learning how to make adobe bricks, pan for gold and how to make a branding iron, furniture and other items that were used from a blacksmith.
Learn about making gold bricks and how to pan for gold on May 4th at the Rancho. The Dominguez homestead adobe and many other homes in the early California years were made from adobe bricks and the soil used for these homes was on the Rancho San Pedro. Learn about adobe and how it was used while you make your own adobe brick.
Gold was an important element in California’s history and while you are making your adobe brick, take a break to learn to gold pan. What is gold panning and how was it done? This is your day to learn and maybe you will discover something magical while you pan for gold.
Did you know that the term “blacksmith” comes from the activity of “smiting” iron or the “Black” metal – so named due to the color of the metal after being heated (a key part of the blacksmithing process). Learn more about the blacksmithing procses and walk away with your own branding iron.
This is a fun day full of activity at the Rancho and we hope to see you there!