Help save the Grotto this Saturday, the 19th. This 1930s era Japanese grotto and garden needs your help to restore it to its original beauty. The museum is looking for volunteers to help dig out plants, cut down bushes and help eliminate everything that was not there in the 1930s. Dress in your gardening gear and sturdy shoes. We will be in the grotto from 10am to 2pm.
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.
Join us for our 7th annual spring tea on May 3rd at 1pm. The theme is “Everything’s Coming Up Teapots.” We have a wonderful tea lunch planned and the Scarlett and Dr. Bob jazz band will be performing music from the Great American Playbook who have been recipients of Long Beach’s entertainer of the year in both 2012 and 2013. Seating is limited so please make your reservations now. Tickets are $22 each.
In addition to the tea, there will be a raffle of the beautiful teapot centerpieces and fantastic gift baskets. Tickets for the raffle are 2 for $1 and 10 for $5. There are movie theme baskets, wine theme baskets, and more. Make your reservation now!
Come volunteer at the museum! The museum is always looking for wonderful volunteers to help with all of the programs. Bring yourself and a friend to the volunteer open house on April 5th to learn about all the great ways you can volunteer. The open house is 11am to 1pm.
Take a trip with Stephen Clugston as he shares stories of the legendary masked man & his influence in and through early California history. After the lecture, talk to Don Diego about his “friend” Zorro and maybe even meet the legend himself. Visit the Californio encampment to learn more about the people that Zorro would have known.
April 12th from 1pm to 3pm
Join us for our pine needle basket workshop. Using natural materials collected from the Rancho, our three session workshop will introduce you to this ancient coiling construction technique. Learn and build your own basket with native Californian Janice Guerrero. Each session contains new techniques and materials, as well as special guests, work time, music and light refreshments. For more details, click on the event posting.
Classes will be March 15th, 22nd and 29th
There is a $45 cost for museum members and $50 for non-museum members. The fee includes the instruction and materials and covers all three classes.