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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Open House

All teachers are invited to our Open House on Saturday October 1st, 2016. In this open house we will be discussing the many things that the museum offers during our school tours for both teachers and students. For those teachers who have already joined us for school tours, we look forward to hearing how we can improve your experience.

Saturday, October 1st 2016: 1pm-3pm

We will be offering light snacks and refreshments! All those teachers who join our open house will be entered to win a $250.00 bus reimbursement for our museum.

**RSVP today by calling us at 310-603-0088 or email Chantal Ochoa at chantal.ochoa@dominguezrancho.org

The Legacy of Rancho San Pedro

The Legacy of Rancho San Pedro, a special exhibition at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels opens August 21, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Featuring rare religious books, ephemera and art from the Museum’s Archives, the exhibition highlights the Dominguez Family’s contributions to the Catholic Community in Los Angeles. On view in the Art Chapel during the Cathedral’s hours of operation. Admission is free.

Plan your visit through the Cathedral’s website here: http://www.olacathedral.org/gettinghere/index.html

**Please note there is a fee to park in the Cathedral’s parking structure.

Visions of History: Military Timeline from 600 A.D to 1900 A.D

Come out for the Rancho’s second annual military timeline. The celebration of military history dates back to the 600’s. There will be encampment recreations, firing demonstration, battles, and historical figures to talk with.

Saturday, September 24th 2016 from 10AM to 4PM
Sunday, September 25th 2016 from 10AM to 4PM

*Please refer back to our website for future details regarding activities and admission fees*

*There will also be food vendors and time period artifacts to purchase.*

Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Presents: Dominguez Battle Reenactment

Join us as we celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hill also known as the Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun.

In this two-day event you will be able to experience the reenactment of the battle as well as the many aspects of life during the 1800’s.

Saturday, October 8th 2016 from 10AM to 4PM
Sunday, October 9th 2016 from 10AM to 4PM

Come and experience the following:

–California and U.S Navy encampment re-creation
–Cannon Firing by the Washington Artillery
–Visit a church, parlor, vendors and Sunday services
–Music and dance
–Children activities: corn husk doll making, tortilla making, adobe brick making and gold panning and much more!
–Take a tour of the Dominguez Homestead.

Summer Speaker Series

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum would like to invite you to our second Summer speaker series on Saturday August 27th, 2016 at 1PM. This year we will have Gregory L. Williams, CSUDH archivist and author of California State University Dominguez Hills.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2010, California State University Dominguez Hills has been a dynamic urban university tasked with educating students who often become the first in their families to attend college. CSU Dominguez Hills is located in Carson, Los Angeles County, and boasts one of the most ethnically diverse enrollments in the United States. Chartered in 1960 as a liberal arts college serving baby boomers in Los Angeles’s South Bay region, CSU Dominguez Hills has grown into a university dedicated to personalized learning. After years of wrangling over the college’s location, classes began in 1965 in a bank builiding and the next year moved to Dominnguez Hills. By the end of the 1970’s, the campus included several thousand students attending classes in 10 architecturally unique buildings. In the 21st century, CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 undergraduate majors and 24 master’s degrees -Arcadia Publishing

Please join us this day to learn more about the Missions. A suggested donation of $5 is greatly appreciated. Also, refreshments will be served.

  • Upcoming Events

    Aug
    21
    Sun
    3:00 pm The Legacy of Rancho San Pedro @ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
    The Legacy of Rancho San Pedro @ Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
    Aug 21 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 27 @ 3:00 pm
    The Legacy of Rancho San Pedro, a special exhibition at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels opens August 21, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Featuring rare religious books, ephemera and art from the Museum’s[...]
    Oct
    1
    Sat
    1:00 pm Open House @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Musuem
    Open House @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Musuem
    Oct 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    All teachers are invited to our Open House on September 7th and October 1st. In this open house we will be discussing the many things that the museum offers during our school tours for both[...]
    Oct
    8
    Sat
    10:00 am Battle Reenactment: Battle of Do... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Battle Reenactment: Battle of Do... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Join us as we celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hills also know as the Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun. In this two day event you will be able to experience[...]
    Oct
    9
    Sun
    10:00 am Battle Reenactment: Battle of Do... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Battle Reenactment: Battle of Do... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Join us as we celebrate the 170th anniversary of the Battle of Dominguez Hills also know as the Battle of the Old Woman’s Gun. In this two day event you will be able to experience[...]
    Oct
    15
    Sat
    1:00 pm Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Oct 15 @ 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[...]
    Nov
    19
    Sat
    1:00 pm Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nature Craft Classes @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 19 @ 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[...]
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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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