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

Speaker Series July 2017: Mikel Miller

Join us for our third speaker series of the year set for Saturday July 22, 2017 at 1pm. The adobe will host Mr. Mikel Miller, book editor, who will be presenting, “Abraham Lincoln and Mexico: A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikely Friendships” author: Michael Hogan

“The book covers more than two decades of US history, from 1846 to the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, and examines Lincoln’s role in helping Mexico defeat French occupation forces in the 1860’s. As such, this outstanding book is a welcome addition to continuing discussion about the roles of the United States and Mexico during two of the most controversial and complex periods in American history, and how decisions made then continue to permeate the daily lives of citizens and residents of both countries.”

Following the presentation there will be a Q&A session also books available for purchase. So please come on down and join us on this day.

Saturday July 22, 2017:

  • 1pm: Presentation
  • 2pm: Q&A Session
  • 3pm: Book Sales

**Books will be available for purchase

**Light snacks/drinks will be available. Also parking is FREE

**Donations are always welcome!

Speaker Series August 2017: Dr. Richard A. Santillán

Join us for our fourth speaker series of the year set for Saturday August 05, 2017 at 1pm. The adobe will host Dr. Richard A. Santillán, Professor Emeritus, Department of Ethnic and Women’s Studies, California State University, Pomona and Sandra Uribe, Professor of History at El Camino College, will moderate a panel discussion of leading authors on the long and rich history of baseball and softball in the region. This is the first time leading scholars of the area will share a panel discussion on the subject.

“Santillán’s collection of books documents and interprets the historic role that baseball has played as a cohesive element and as a social and cultural force within the Latino, predominantly Mexican American, communities of Southern California. While the impact of Minor and Major League Baseball in the region is covered, a strong emphasis is placed on the once-flourishing culture of amateur and semi-professional baseball as an important means for celebrating ethnic identity and instilling community pride.”

Following the discussion panel there will be a Q&A session also books available for purchase. So please come on down and join us on this day.

Saturday August 05, 2017:

  • 1pm: Presentation
  • 2pm: Q&A Session
  • 3pm: Book Sales

**Books will be available for purchase

**Light snacks/drinks will be available. Also parking is FREE

**Donations are always welcome!

UC California Naturalist Certification Course: Fall 2017

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!

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 learn tools to hone their observation skills and will improve their communication skills by sharing knowledge with other participants and by working on a group project.

Meeting Days & Times:  September 9 to December 16. The classes will be held every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm with the exception of November 11 and 25. The days include three Saturday field trips which will be held for extended hours (10/7, 11/18, and 12/9).

Fee: The cost for the course is $300. Students must purchase The California Naturalist Handbook (2013, UC Press). Four UC academic credits available upon completion for an additional fee.

For more info & registration visit: http://calnat.ucanr.edu/Take_a_class/Dominguez/  or contact Chantal Ochoa at (310) 603-0088 or at chantal.ochoa@dominguezrancho.org

***UC California Naturalist Certification Course Application: Fall 2017***

UC Cal Naturalist Application

Speaker Series 2017: Gustavo Arellano

Join us at our second speaker series of the year set on June 17, 2017 at 11:30am. The adobe will host Mr. Gustavo Arellano who will be presenting his latest book, Taco USA: How Mexican Food Conquered America.

“Nationally syndicated columnist and bestselling author of ¡Ask a Mexican! Gustavo Arellano presents a tasty trip through the history and culture of Mexican food in this country, uncovering great stories and charting the cuisine’s tremendous popularity north of the border. Arellano’s fascinating narrative combines history, cultural criticism, food writing, and personal anecdotes.”

Following the presentation there will be a book signing session. So please come on down and join us on this day.

Saturday June 17, 2017:

  • 11:30am to 12:30pm: Presentation
  • 12:30pm to 1pm: Book Signing

**Books will be available for purchase

**Light snacks/drinks will be available. Also parking is FREE

**Donations are always welcome!

 

 

Museum and grounds closed

On Monday April 24, 2017 the museum and its grounds will be closed for a private event. Regular tours will resume on Wednesday April 26, 2017.

Thank you.

  • Upcoming Events

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    1:00 pm Speaker Series July 22nd 2017: M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series July 22nd 2017: M... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    “A History of Courage, Intrigue and Unlikey Friendships uses primary documents and an extensive bibliography to examine Lincoln’s legacy of support for Mexico as a Congressman and as President. Inspired by classroom discussions with students[...]
    Sep
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    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – Sep 4 @ 8:00 pm
    The museum will be closed from Saturday September 2, 2016 to Monday September 4. Tours will resume on Wednesday 6th.
    Sep
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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
    Sep 9 @ 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[...]
    Sep
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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
    Sep 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[...]
    Sep
    23
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 23 @ 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[...]
    Sep
    30
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Sep 30 @ 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[...]
    Oct
    7
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Oct 7 @ 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[...]
    Oct
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    10:00 am Battle of Dominguez Hill: 2017 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Battle of Dominguez Hill: 2017 @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Join us as we commemorate another year of a historic battle that was fought here in the property of the Dominguez; The Battle of Dominguez Hills also know as the Battle of the Old Woman’s[...]
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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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