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 at our second speaker series of the year set on June 17, 2017 at 1pm. 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 Q&A as well as a book signing session. So please come on down and join us on this day.
Saturday June 17, 2017:
- 1pm: Presentation
- 2pm: Q&A Session
- 3pm: Book Signing
**Books will be available for purchase
**Light snacks/drinks will be available. Also parking is FREE
**Donations are always welcome!
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.
The museum will be closed on Sunday April 23, 2017. Regular tours will resume on Wednesday April 26, 2017.
The museum will be closed on Saturday April 22, 2017. Regular tours will resume on Wednesday April 26, 2017.
Rancho Days: Saturday March 25, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm.
Join us for Rancho Day on the Rancho San Pedro. Experience life in the 1800s before California became part of the United States. This fun and interactive day will focus on what life was like on the Rancho San Pedro in Alta California. Donations are always welcome!!!
Some of the activities include:
• Learn about blacksmithing
• Dance to early California music
• Sack Races
• Gold pan
• Make adobe bricks
• Learn about quilting, butter making, and other trades
• Dress up in clothing from the 1800s
• Learn to churn butter, make tortillas and more!
Tours of the adobe will take place every hour beginning at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Parking is free. Food will be available for purchase.
***Light rain will not cancel the event, but heavy rain will***