Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum



California’s State Historic Landmark No.152

National Register of Historic Places

The mission of the Friends of Rancho San Pedro is to preserve and increase community awareness of early California history as it relates to the Dominguez family, homestead adobe and the Rancho San Pedro, the first Spanish land grant in California. This is accomplished through educational programs and the operation of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.

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Model Glider Activity for Children

Join us on March 21 when children will make paper planes reminiscent of the Bleriot, Farman and Curtiss aircraft that flew in the 1910 Air Meet and race the aircraft on the Rancho San Pedro.  Children will receive a package of simple pieces for each plane that they can put together.  They will then race the planes on the grounds behind the adobe to see who created the best flying machine.  Each contest for height, speed and accuracy will be judged by Glenn Curtiss.

March Activities

Join us in March for two wonderful activities celebrating the 1910 Los Angeles International Air Meet.

March 21st, 1pm to 3pm, Model Glider Activity

Children will make paper planes reminiscent of the Bleriot, Farman and Curtiss aircraft that few in the 1910 Air Meet and race the aircraft on the Rancho San Pedro.  Children will create their planes then race them on the grounds behind the adobe to see who created the best flying machine.  Each contest for height, speed and accuracy will be judged by Glenn Curtiss.

 

March 27th, 1pm, talk about Thaddeaus Lowe and the U.S. Balloon Corps

The U.S. Balloon Corp of the American Civil War is considered the forerunner of today’s Air Force and paved the way for our nation’s future in the sky.  Steven and Patrice Demory, as Professor and Leontine Lowe will talk about Thaddeaus Lowe, the U.S. Balloon Corps, their post-war lives, including their residency in Pasadena, the building of Mt. Lowe Railway and their experiences at the 1910 Air Meet.  This talk will take place at the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro.

1910 from a First Person Perspective

Speaker Ken Veronda will take us back in time to the year 1910 and he’ll give us a snapshot of everything that was going on during the year 1910 when the Aviation Meet occurred. He will include details about the Dominguez family and their involvement in the Air Meet, the politics of the time and the world stage in 1910. And he’ll talk about this all from a 1910 first-person perspective so don’t ask questions about 1911 since the year will not have happened yet.

1910 From a First Person Perspective

Join us this Saturday, the 20th at 1pm to hear professor and historian Ken Veronda talk about the year 1910.  He’ll take us back in time and give us a snapshot of everything that was going on during the year 1910 when the 1st International Air Meet in America occurred.  He will include details about the local, national and world stage in 1910.  And he’ll talk about this from a 1910 first-person perspective so don’t ask questions about 1911 since the year will not have happened yet!

The Dominguez and Sepulveda Families: Origins of Today’s Harbor Area

Join us at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum and listen to Professor Jim Stanbery of Harbor College and of the San Pedro Bay Historical Society speak on “The Dominguez and Sepulveda Families and the Origins of Today’s Harbor Area.”

  • Upcoming Events

    Dec
    16
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    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Dec
    25
    Mon
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 25 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 23rd, 2017 to Monday December 25th, 2017 for Christmas. Tours would resume on Wednesday 27th, 2017.
    Dec
    30
    Sat
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 30 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 30th, 2017 to Monday January 1st, 2018. Tours will resume on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.
    Dec
    31
    Sun
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Dec 31 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday December 30th, 2017 to Monday January 1st, 2018. Tours will resume on Wednesday January 3rd, 2018.
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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

    Lantz Foundation

    Murphy Foundation

    Waste Management

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

    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
    • Father Frank Ferrante, C.M.F
    • Mr. John F. Watkins
    Honorary Member
    • Rev. Patrick J. McPolin, C.M.F.

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