Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Events

Summer Evening Docent Training

Summer Evening Docent Training starts on May 30th for those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public.

The Museum is looking for docents for the following days:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Tuesday through Friday mornings for our school tours

Classes will be held from 5pm to 7pm on the following days:

Wednesday, May 30th

Wednesday, June 6th

Wednesday, June 13th

Wednesday, June 27th

Please call or email the Museum for more information and to sign up.  We hope you will join our docent family!

Summer Docent Training

Summer Docent Training starts on July 21st for those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public.

The Museum is looking for docents for the following days:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Tuesday through Friday mornings for our school tours

Classes will be held from 10am to 12pm on the following days:

Saturday, July 21st

Saturday, July 28th

Saturday, August 11th

Saturday, August 25th

Please call or email the Museum for more information and to sign up.  We hope you will join our docent family!

Flamenco Friday

Flamenco Fridays will be held on September 7 and October 5. See the Dominguez Rancho calendar for additional information.

Learn the art of flamenco dancing midst the beauty of the Spanish Rancho San Pedro.  Join us for an evening of food, wine and dancing on the Rancho.  There will be appetizers and wine followed by a class taught by the talented and experienced dancer Janice Guerrero.

Flamenco has its roots in Indian, Arabic and Spanish cultures.  It is known for its sweeping arm movements and rhythmic feet stomping.  Flamenco dancers are known as bailaores and bailaoras and perhaps the greatest joy of flamenco dancing is watching the beauty, personal expressions and emotions of these dancers.

Fall Evening Docent Training

Fall Evening Docent Training starts on September 5th for those interested in sharing the Dominguez family history with the public.

The Museum is looking for docents for the following days:

  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons
  • Tuesday through Friday mornings for our school tours

Classes will be held from 5pm to 7pm on the following days:

Wednesday, September 5th

Wednesday, September 12th

Wednesday, September 19th

Wednesday, October 3rd

Please call or email the Museum for more information and to sign up.  We hope you will join our docent family!

Antique Hand Crank Sewing Machine Workshop

Contact the Dominguez Rancho for date of any upcoming workshop.

If you have never used an old antique hand crank sewing machine.. or seen one work..you will be pleased to see something beautiful, and simple…that WORKS..so simple, so amazingly pleasantly simple..and so pretty.  And while you sew, you will be sewing “green.”  The public and non workshop participants are welcome to come and watch these machines in action, and maybe try out a little project of your own…all ages are welcome.  And these lovely machines are for sale!

Projects are:

  • 1800s/1900s Aprons – cost is $25 and please allow 2 hours
  • Reusable Shopping bags – cost is $12 and please allow 1-1.5 hours
  • 1800s/1900s Small drawstring purse – cost is $6 and please allow 1 hour

All projects are ready to sew and you are given full instructions and help. (This means that the fabrics are washed, cut to size, and pressed so that your finished project is ready to use or wear)

You will learn to sewing, finish seams, applique, top stitching edges, pleating, and more!

To reserve a spot, please send the following information to either the Museum who will forward the information or to sewcrankybehappy@aol.com:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Project choice

Please note that additional information will be needed for the apron project: Waist measurement and your height and your preference in cotton calico’s, cotton white or natural muslin,  linen, and novelty prints.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    7
    Sat
    1:00 pm Wreath Making Workshop @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Wreath Making Workshop @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Learn how to make your own beautiful wreath at one or all of these fun workshops.  They aren’t that hard to make and you will learn to make a wreath for any occasion,season, or holiday.[...]
    Feb
    14
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    Feb
    28
    Sat
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]
    Mar
    7
    Sat
    1:00 pm Speaker Series @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 7 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This is the first installment of our 4-part speaker series. March 7th, 1pm to 3pm May 16th, 1pm to 3pm July 25th, 1pm to 3pm November 14th, 1pm to 3pm  
    Mar
    14
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
    Join us at the museum for our monthly morning bird walk.  Explore many parts of the Rancho finding birds of all types.  Learn about bird journaling and keep your own journal going throughout the year[...]
    Mar
    28
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 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. [...]
    12:00 pm Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Watching and M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
    Help the museum track the monarch butterflies in the monarch butterfly garden and surrounding gardens.  Each month help track what stage of their growth they are in and how they are doing.  Everyone gets a[...]
    12:00 pm Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Rancho Day @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Mar 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Join us for Rancho day on the Rancho San Pedro.  Experience life in the 1830s before the California became part of the United States.  This fun and interactive day will focus on what life was[...]


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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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    The Carson Companies

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    Lantz Foundation

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  • 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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