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

    Oct
    22
    Wed
    5:30 pm Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 22 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 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[...]
    Oct
    25
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 25 @ 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. [...]
    1:00 pm Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Pumpkin Decorating Contest @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Halloween is upon us and it is time to decorate pumpkins. You pick the size of pumpkin you want (small or medium) and choose your creative tools.  Get spooky with paint, pens, stickers and more.  Decorate[...]
    Nov
    1
    Sat
    10:00 am Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Docent Training @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 1 @ 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 Cooking Class: Tortilla Making @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Cooking Class: Tortilla Making @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Sick of going out to eat? Stay in and be your own chef! Create food masterpieces with your own homemade tortillas. They always taste so good and can be used for so many meals. Make[...]
    Nov
    8
    Sat
    1:00 pm Cooking Class: California Chili @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Cooking Class: California Chili @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Chili can be made in so many ways and recipes can be passed from generation to generation. But have you ever tried or made chili from the 19th century? The museum found one of the[...]
    Nov
    15
    Sat
    10:00 am Monarch Butterfly Garden @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Monarch Butterfly Garden @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Help the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum plant its first Monarch Butterfly Garden! This event kicks-off the opening of the garden meant to bring more Monarchs to the Rancho and gives attendees the chance to show[...]
    Nov
    22
    Sat
    11:00 am Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Del Amo’s “Living Garden” Tour @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 22 @ 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. [...]


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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

    Norris Foundation

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    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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