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.
Tomorrow, Saturday the 28th from 12pm to 5pm is Rancho Day. Come out and enjoy the fun. There will be fun for all.
Sheep herding demonstrations will take place 2pm and 4pm
Living History Timeline is at 3pm
Activities include adobe brick making, gold panning, quilting, making corn husk dolls, learning how to and making tortillas and butter, dressing up in costume, visiting a jail, and more. There will also be food for sale!
The event is free, however there is a suggested donation of $5 per adult and $2 per child.
For more information, call the museum at (310) 603-0088!
Like a touch of the Spring Fair in Seville, experience the beauty of the historical Rancho San Pedro. Stroll our breathtaking gardens and orchards all while enjoying your favorite beverage perhaps even a glass of wine! Enjoy a delicious al fresco brunch with live Spanish guitar by guest artist Gabriel Osuna. Later a flamenco performance by the beautiful Clarita and Arte Flamenco Dance Theatre is sure to captivate. This unique event is one not to miss! Space is limited, make reservations early.
The Dominguez family was known for their gracious hospitality and generosity and that continues to today. Learn about the family’s Spanish traditions, their experiences in Alta California, how they built the Rancho San Pedro legacy, and what it tells us today. Experience the Dominguez hospitality while having brunch on their Spanish veranda and beautiful lawn. After the brunch and Flamenco performance, tour the museum and the grounds. The Feria de Dominguez Adobe is a wonderful way to spend moments with family and friends and enjoy each other’s company.
The $35 ticket price includes a scrumptious brunch, live Spanish guitar and Flamenco performances, a tour of the adobe, Spanish fan and language of the fan booklet, one-of-a-kind memento to remember the day, and photo opportunity. Come early to the brunch to stroll through the silent auction and raffle tent and also the wine tent, where you can sample wines and buy glasses for your brunch.
Raffle tickets start at $2 for 1 ticket, $5 for 6 and up, silent auction prizes will be available on site and glasses of wine are $3.00 a glass.
The museum is hosting a raffle of this one-in-a-kind necklace featuring Manuel Dominguez. Proceeds go to helping the museum’s educational programs. $5 for 6 tickets and $10 for 13 tickets. Call 310-603-0088, send an email to cochoa@dominguez to purchase your tickets or click here to order online. Necklace will be raffled at the Flamenco Feria Tea on 5/2. The winner does not need to be present.
Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop
February 21, 9am to 11am
This is the 1st workshop of its kind at the museum. People will learn the best ways to prune their fruit trees using the fruit trees from the Dominguez orchard. The orchard was planted in the 1880s and consisted of groves of apple, pear, lemon, orange and other deciduous fruit trees. The orchard was maintained for almost forty years. What remains is the last acre from the lemon and orange grove combined with a variety of fruits planted in the 1930s by Del Amo. It is in this orchard that the best techniques will be demonstrated for pruning fruit trees.
Learn to prune your fruit trees in this historic orchard!
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 Museum is hosting the 1st California Naturalist program in the South Bay beginning January 24th and running through April 25th.
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 21, March 14, and April 18th. The cost for the course is $300. Please see the attached flyer and registration form or click the “Register Online Now!” button to register online.
California Naturalist Program at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
California Naturalist Registration Form