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.

Latest News

Anza Expedition Exhibit Opens on February 20th, 12pm to 3pm

Learn about the Anza expedition in this 1st exhibit of the museum’s 2-part exhibit series on the development on early California.  The first exhibit is on the Anza Expedition, which runs 2/20 through 7/17 and the second exhibit on the Portola exhibit opens on 7/25.

The Anza Expedition exhibit opening starts at 12pm with a talk and an opening ceremony at 12:15pm.  There will be tours of the museum, reenactment camps and more.

There is no fee for the exhibit opening and the event is a “rain or shine” event.

California Naturalist Program-Register Now!

The California Naturalist program starts on January 23rd of this month.  This a 13 week course running between January 23rd and April 30th.  The class is $300 plus the purchase of the California Naturalist handbook.  For more details and to register  check out the right side bar for more information and click the “register” button to become part of this amazing class of naturalists.

2016 Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Calendar – 1st Calendar Ever

2016 Dominguez rancho adobe museum

Historical perspective calendar

Purchase your own copy of the 1st calendar produced by the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum.  This calendar traces the history of the Rancho San Pedro and the Dominguez family.  Each month has a different theme and never-before-seen photos.  The cost is only $15 per copy.

Contact the museum at (310) 603-0088 or email abruesehoff@dominguezrancho.org

Christmas with the Dominguez Daughters on December 12th, 3pm to 5pm

A Living History Afternoon: Christmas with the Six Dominguez Daughters

December 12th

3pm to 5pm

Explore the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum this holiday season on December 12th.  The Adobe is decorated with lights and holiday decorations only once a year and it is a beautiful site to see.  There will be:

 

  • Take a tour with one of the Dominguez daughters
  • Make holiday crafts with the sisters
  • Listen to carols by the Dickens Christmas carolers
  • Enjoy holiday cookies and apple cider
  • Visit with Santa in his workshop
  • Be part of a community toy drive to help our local communities

Then at 5pm join the Christmas tree lighting on the back lawn with the six Dominguez sisters and their friends.

There is a suggested donation is $4 per person or a toy for the toy drive

California Naturalist Program is Back Starting in January 2016

California Naturalist Volunteer Training

To be held at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

January-April 2016

Do you enjoy learning about the natural world?   Would you like to learn about the amazing and unique ecology of California?  If so, consider becoming a California Naturalist!

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to Carson, Long Beach and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist Volunteer Training beginning January 23rd and running through April 30th.

California Naturalist volunteers complete a 40+ hour hands-on course with expert instructors and fellow learners – studying natural history, environmental interpretation, and conservation stewardship.

These classes cover the natural and cultural history of California, with an in-depth look at our South Bay ecology. Through field trips, classroom instruction and hands-on exercises, participants will observe and learn about the variety of plant and animal communities of our region. Through the course, participants will develop their ability to observe nature and will learn tools to improve these skills. In addition, participants will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am- 1:00pm from late January through late April.  Three Saturday field trips will be on February 20, April 2nd, and April 23rd.  The cost for the course is $300.

For more information and to register, go to www.dominguezrancho.org or http://ucanr.org/sites/uccnp. You can also contact Alison Bruesehoff at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum at (310) 603-0088 and/or abruesehoff@dominguezrancho.org

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is partnering with the University of California Cooperative Extension on the California Naturalist Program.

  • Upcoming Events

    Feb
    6
    Sat
    10:00 am California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is proud to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course for a 2nd year. Learn about Southern California’s South Bay area and become part of the volunteer naturalists and citizen[...]
    Feb
    13
    Sat
    8:30 am Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Bird Walk @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 13 @ 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[...]
    10:00 am California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 13 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is proud to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course for a 2nd year. Learn about Southern California’s South Bay area and become part of the volunteer naturalists and citizen[...]
    1:00 pm Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    This year the museum is offering its 1st Nature Class Series where people who participate get to make beautiful gifts from the nature that can be found on the Rancho San Pedro. Each class has[...]
    Feb
    20
    Sat
    9:30 am Garden Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Garden Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 20 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
    Gardening at the Rancho classes are given throughout the spring and fall.  Join us to learn tips about crops, water saving gardening and composting. Learn what works and doesn’t work in the Southern California environment.[...]
    10:00 am California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is proud to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course for a 2nd year. Learn about Southern California’s South Bay area and become part of the volunteer naturalists and citizen[...]
    12:00 pm Anza Expedition Exhibit Opens at... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Anza Expedition Exhibit Opens at... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    On the 20th of February the museum will open its exhibit on the Anza Expedition, which was one of the important Spanish expeditions into California.  The museum will feature a small exhibit on the expedition[...]
    Feb
    27
    Sat
    10:00 am California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    California Naturalist Program @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is proud to offer the UC California Naturalist certification course for a 2nd year. Learn about Southern California’s South Bay area and become part of the volunteer naturalists and citizen[...]
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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
    • 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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