(Rancho Dominguez, CA)—The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum will present a reading of the Constitutional Convention Debates and the Constitution of California. In the fall of 1849, forty-eight delegates from California gathered at Colton Hall in Monterey, California for its Constitutional State Convention, a key event in moving California towards statehood. The Dominguez Adobe is connected to the Constitutional Convention Debates and the Constitution of California through Manuel Dominguez. Among the forty-eight delegates that contributed to the discourse of the event was Manuel Dominguez, a prominent land grant owner, businessman, and three-term mayor of the Pueblo of Los Angeles. In an effort to educate the public about California’s rich history and encourage active participation in California’s political sphere, the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is pleased to present a reading of the Constitutional Convention Debates and the Constitution of California on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 1pm, Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 1pm and Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1pm.
The public is invited to attend the free event and is encouraged to take a tour of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit www.calhum.org.