Rancho Los Cerritos

Rancho Los Cerritos Welcome to the official page of Rancho Los Cerritos! Here, you will find the latest news and happenings at our Rancho. We are the only National and State Historic Landmark in Long Beach – the Roots of Long Beach!

Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California from its ranching beginnings to the modern and urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach. For more information please call 562-206-2040, or visit the website at http://www.rancholoscerritos.org

Did you know? Rancho Los Cerritos offers “Unplugged Day Camp” for middle schoolers ages 11-13 from August 12-16.http...
06/25/2019

Did you know? Rancho Los Cerritos offers “Unplugged Day Camp” for middle schoolers ages 11-13 from August 12-16.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/day-camps-hub/

Swap screen time for face time in this STEAM-focused day camp. Unplugged participants learn about science, technology, engineering, art and math, nineteenth-century style!

Voted 2019’s Best Summer Camp by Long Beach Post readers. Limited spots available for this program and other camps for ages 6-10. Enroll NOW!

THIS WEDNESDAY June 26th Rancho Los Cerritos' hosts its annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions.https://www.rancholos...
06/25/2019

THIS WEDNESDAY June 26th Rancho Los Cerritos' hosts its annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/teen-volunteer-info-session-summer-2019/

Teens may attend one of two FREE 90-minute sessions at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to hear about the fantastic opportunities high school volunteers have during the summer–helping with our day camps, special events, and/or gardening.

It’s not too late – RSVP NOW!

Today’s the day - new brew from the LBCxRLC collab! Cheers! 🍻
06/21/2019

Today’s the day - new brew from the LBCxRLC collab! Cheers! 🍻

🚨2 New Brews 🚨 In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Rancho Los Cerritos : Rancho Los Cerritos - California Vienna Lager (ABV 5.1%) features all CA ingredients. We sourced malt from Admiral Maltings in Alameda, hops from Hops-Meister in Clearlake, and fermented with a lager strain from San Francisco.
We are so thankful to partner with our awesome neighbors at the Rancho. Come grab a brew with Rancho staff, members, volunteers, and Board Members today from 5-7 p.m. at the brewery!
AND.....
For our new batch of Tony the Hat, we turned to our friends Admiral Malting again. This batch came out noticeably more... Californian, so we decided it would be apt to give the beer it’s own moniker. Seemingly auspicious, Tony the Hat’s other nickname … The Admiral. 5.5% ABV. Tasting Notes: Orange Syrup, Melon, and a lil Grass.
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The second beer in the LBC-RLC collab, Rancho Los Cerritos California Vienna Lager (ABV 5.1%) releases at Liberation Bre...
06/20/2019

The second beer in the LBC-RLC collab, Rancho Los Cerritos California Vienna Lager (ABV 5.1%) releases at Liberation Brewing Co. TOMORROW FRI. June 21st.

Come grab a brew with RLC staff, members, volunteers, and Board members from 5-7 p.m., or drop in anytime during their public hours of 3-11 p.m.

In commemoration of RLC's 175th Anniversary this year, LBC has joined up with RLC to create a special series of beers in 2019. We are grateful for their support and partnership in celebrating this milestone event!

Cheers!

Ready? Your Liberation for the week: Wednesday trivia has come to an end. Later this summer it will be reinvented on Thursdays. Stay tuned! This Thursday we are smothering vinyl night in its crib and hosting Beats, Beers, and Battlestar Galactica. DJ Abel supplying the beats, Liberations beers (maybe with beets?), and Battlestar on the tube. Also there’ll be scrumptious food from Joe’s Vegan Shop. We were inspired by Franny (guru of Los Angeles County Brewers Guild) who has been rocking this year’s LA Beer Week with her awesome crew. It’s a gag from the office and #LBC is always up for a gag. This event is free, so pop by and boogie. Friday, we have 2 new beers: Tony the Admiral: our Tony the Hat Oat Lager, brewed with Admiral Maltings malts. So special, it gets its own name! (Tony the hat owned bootlegging/casino boats offshore. He was called the Admiral). Beer two of our collaboration with Rancho Los Cerritos debuts as well. We went way back with the history on this one. It is based on the Vienna style lager brought to Mexico (California was Mexico) in the 1800s by Emperor Leo, and made entirely with ingredients from California. It’s summertime in CA with this 5.1% ABV ode to CA lore. Salud! Keep the weekend bumping and finish it out with a tour of #bixbyknolls on the free beer trolley. That’s right, jump on and off at your favorite boozy ‘bodes from 1-5pm.

Another lovely day at RLC! Always open Wednesdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. with docent-led tours available.
06/19/2019

Another lovely day at RLC!

Always open Wednesdays-Sundays 1-5 p.m. with docent-led tours available.

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to one of its newest volunteers and most steadfast, dedicated supporters S...
06/14/2019

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to one of its newest volunteers and most steadfast, dedicated supporters Susan Mayo, who wholeheartedly believes RLC is a “space of peace and beauty” – both physically and historically - to be shared with and sustained for the Long Beach community now and for generations to come.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/supportgive-now-hub/opening-doors/

Learn more about how you, too, can support RLC today.

#ThankYouThursday

Happy last day of school, LBUSD families… & Happy Summer Break! ☀️😀Reminder: Rancho Los Cerritos Day Camps begi...
06/13/2019
Day Camps Hub

Happy last day of school, LBUSD families… & Happy Summer Break! ☀️😀

Reminder: Rancho Los Cerritos Day Camps begin next month Mon. 7/22! 🤠

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/day-camps-hub/

It’s not too late to register! Voted 2019’s Best Summer Camp by Long Beach Post readers, RLC offers three one-week sessions of day camps for ages 6-10 AND a one-week “Unplugged” session for tweens and teens! Check out our website NOW for all details!

On Wednesday June 26th Rancho Los Cerritos' hosts its annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions.https://www.rancholosce...
06/12/2019

On Wednesday June 26th Rancho Los Cerritos' hosts its annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/teen-volunteer-info-session-summer-2019/

Attend one of two FREE 90-minute sessions at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to hear about the fantastic opportunities high school volunteers have during the summer–helping with our day camps, special events, and/or gardening.

Mark your calendars and RSVP NOW!

Coming up this Thursday June 13th from 8-9:30 a.m. is RLC’s FREE monthly Bird Walk!https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/u...
06/11/2019

Coming up this Thursday June 13th from 8-9:30 a.m. is RLC’s FREE monthly Bird Walk!

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/bird-walk-june-2019/

Led by Naturalist Randy Harwood & Horticulturist Marie Barnidge-McIntyre held every second Thursday of the month, these family-friendly bird walks highlight both resident birds & seasonal migrants. A male green heron (pictured) recently dropped in… and thinned the population of mosquito fish in the courtyard pond. The heron’s typical habitat is freshwater marshes or the perimeter of any freshwater source (such as the Dominguez Gap). These birds are habitually solitary, so it is normal to see them hunting alone. While a highly unusual sighting here at RLC, it sure made for a great photo opportunity!

Meet in the lower parking lot at 8 a.m. sharp. Wear comfortable closed toed shoes and bring a hat and binoculars, if you have them. We also have a limited number of binoculars to lend, thanks to the generosity of Vortex Optics. Rain cancels.

06/10/2019
Craig Torres on "(Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People.”

THIS SAT. 6/15 at 10 a.m. RLC presents "Workshop: Clapper Stick Instruments" where participants will be guided hands-on by Tongva Artist Craig Torres in creating their own traditional Tongva clapper stick instrument from elderberry bush branches.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/clapper-stick-instruments-workshop/

For tickets to this weekend's workshop, please visit our website. To learn more about our special Tongva exhibit on display now through March 2020, please watch this short video featuring Mr. Torres.

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to 18+ year volunteer-member and current Board Secretary Mary Hancock Hind...
06/07/2019

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to 18+ year volunteer-member and current Board Secretary Mary Hancock Hinds, who offers scholarly expertise and personal passion for preservation to the site.

When asked what excites her about the Rancho’s future, Mary said, “It is crucial that a community maintains its historic ties to the past. The expansion plans for a new building will open the house, making it more immersive and giving people a strong sense of what it must have been like 100 years ago. So much of our past is disappearing and when we have something this beautifully preserved – we must hang onto it.”

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/supportgive-now-hub/opening-doors/

Learn more about how you, too, can support RLC today.

#ThankYouThursday

Today RLC proudly shares its Plant of the Moment, the Matilija Poppy.This stunning native is found predominantly in Ojai...
06/06/2019

Today RLC proudly shares its Plant of the Moment, the Matilija Poppy.

This stunning native is found predominantly in Ojai where the name honors a local Chumash Chief Matilija. This poppy’s range has scattered populations as far south as Baja California. The 6-9” flowers make it a favorite of plant enthusiasts. Here at RLC find them in the California Native garden near the stairs, along the dry streambed, and on the slope at the end of the garden. The white petals are reminiscent of crepe paper but the bright yellow stamen in the center resembles that of a fried egg!

Open to the public Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m., with free docent-led garden tours on weekends.

Coming up later this month Saturday June 15th at 10 a.m. is the next event in our series of special lectures and worksho...
06/04/2019

Coming up later this month Saturday June 15th at 10 a.m. is the next event in our series of special lectures and workshops connected to our latest exhibit, “Tevaaxa’nga (Te-vaah-ha-nga) to Today: Stories of the Tongva People.”

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/clapper-stick-instruments-workshop/

In this workshop, Tongva artist Craig Torres will guide participants in creating traditional clapper stick instruments from elderberry bush branches. This workshop is recommended for adults, and children 8 and up. Tickets available now at link above - just $8/person!

New on the Blog! RLC Bride and Lifelong Visitor Shares 30th Wedding Anniversary and Other Childhood Memorieshttps://www....
06/03/2019
RLC Bride and Lifelong Visitor Shares 30th Wedding Anniversary and Other Childhood Memories

New on the Blog! RLC Bride and Lifelong Visitor Shares 30th Wedding Anniversary and Other Childhood Memories

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/30th-wedding-anniversary-rlc175/

#RLC175

In commemoration of Rancho Los Cerritos’ 175th Anniversary year of when the adobe was built in 1844, the blog will feature a series of stories as submitted by our followers and fans – “Back in the day,” historic, nostalgic, and other tales – throughout 2019. These accounts will highlight f...

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos, known for its well-pre...
05/31/2019

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos, known for its well-preserved adobe, is turning 175 in 2019.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/rancho-los-cerritos-celebrates-175-years/

Come celebrate our “demisemiseptcentennial” with us! Always free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. with guided house and garden tours available. Donations always welcome.

#RLC175 #ThisPlaceMatters #TellTheFullHistory

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc., which recently donated this mobile AV unit...
05/31/2019

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc., which recently donated this mobile AV unit to be used for docent training, classes, lectures, and more.

Signal Hill Petroleum Executive VP and COO Dave Slater (pictured, also a current RLC Board member) and his company proudly support RLC in its mission to integrate 21st c. technology as a tool to help share centuries worth of stories with future generations.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/supportgive-now-hub/opening-doors/

Learn more about how you, too, can support RLC today.

#ThankYouThursday

Teens - Save the Date! Rancho Los Cerritos' annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions are coming up next month on Wedne...
05/30/2019

Teens - Save the Date! Rancho Los Cerritos' annual Teen Volunteer Summer Info Sessions are coming up next month on Wednesday, June 26th!

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/teen-volunteer-info-session-summer-2019/

Attend one of two FREE 90-minute sessions at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to hear about the fantastic opportunities high school volunteers have during the summer–helping with our day camps, special events, and/or gardening.

Mark your calendars and reserve your spot today!

Councilwoman Suzie Price
05/29/2019

Councilwoman Suzie Price

Guess What Wednesday! The boundaries of Rancho Los Alamitos and Rancho Los Cerritos are outlined on Ocean and Redondo.
Long Beach City Long Beach, Calif. Rancho Los Cerritos Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens Bluff Park Neighborhood Association Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine Historical Society of Long Beach

Family Fun Alert! RLC is hosting its FREE arts & crafts event “Creation Station” THIS SATURDAY 6/1 from 1-4 p.m. (ra...
05/29/2019

Family Fun Alert! RLC is hosting its FREE arts & crafts event “Creation Station” THIS SATURDAY 6/1 from 1-4 p.m. (rain or shine)!

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/upcoming-event/creation-station-june-2019/

Enjoy “Rainbow Surprise” crafting with us! Feel free to go online in advance to let us know you’re coming or drop-in anytime during the hours listed to make one or all of the following crafts: Summer Paper Flowers; Tie-Dye Coffee Filter Butterflies; and Shaving Cream Marble Paper.

Come get crafty with RLC! 🌈

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos is renowned for its Mor...
05/24/2019

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos is renowned for its Moreton Bay Fig (left), but did you know that it is also home to an “exceptional” tree of Los Angeles County? Its Italian Cypress (right) was planted in 1844 to serve as a wayfinding landmark and still thrives today.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/gardens/

Always free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. with guided house and garden tours available. Donations always welcome.

#RLC175 #ThisPlaceMatters #TellTheFullHistory

Thank You again to everyone who voted Rancho Los Cerritos as Long Beach Post Best of Long Beach 2019 Best Summer Camp! h...
05/24/2019

Thank You again to everyone who voted Rancho Los Cerritos as Long Beach Post Best of Long Beach 2019 Best Summer Camp!

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/day-camps-hub/

Register today for our educational, immersive, and fun programs for children, tweens, and teens, and enjoy longer hours this summer season! Weeklong camp sessions begin Monday July 22nd!

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to Kevin and Sandi Kayse, who actively and wholeheartedly believe in the R...
05/24/2019

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to Kevin and Sandi Kayse, who actively and wholeheartedly believe in the Rancho’s commitment to Long Beach families through its ongoing and groundbreaking efforts toward blending arts into its educational programming.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/supportgive-now-hub/opening-doors/

Learn more about how you, too, can support RLC today.
#ThankYouThursday

ICYMI: RLC's Victorian Language of Flowers workshop was this past weekend! 💐 Thank you to those of you who attended t...
05/22/2019

ICYMI: RLC's Victorian Language of Flowers workshop was this past weekend! 💐

Thank you to those of you who attended this fun and informative event - visit us again soon!

05/21/2019
Craig Torres Speaks on Tongva Exhibit at Rancho Los Cerritos

Watch as Tongva artist Craig Torres speaks about the special Tongva exhibit on display now at Rancho Los Cerritos through March 2020. He will be leading the Clapper Stick Instrument Workshop on June 15th at the Rancho. Click the sign-up button to make your very own Tongva instrument!

Proud to support the Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens mission in the Long Beach Community!
05/20/2019

Proud to support the Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch & Gardens mission in the Long Beach Community!

Our sponsors support the educational mission of Rancho Los Alamitos. We are very grateful! #CottonwoodAward #RanchoLosAlamitos #RanchoLosCerritos

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos is proudly committed to...
05/17/2019

May is National Trust for Historic Preservation National Preservation Month! Rancho Los Cerritos is proudly committed to the preservation and sharing of its dynamic, evolving history.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/about-hub/history-hub/

Always free and open to the public Wednesday-Sunday 1-5 p.m. with guided house and garden tours available. Donations always welcome.

#RLC175 #ThisPlaceMatters #TellTheFullHistory

It’s #LoveATreeDay and here at RLC we love this tree, which is actually two Moreton Bay Fig trees that have grown up t...
05/16/2019

It’s #LoveATreeDay and here at RLC we love this tree, which is actually two Moreton Bay Fig trees that have grown up together. 💚

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, which provides the funds ...
05/16/2019

Rancho Los Cerritos sends a special thank you to The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation, which provides the funds necessary to pilot our newest, innovative educational outreach program, Long Ago Long Beach. Their support helps us to “take the Rancho on the road” to underserved 2nd and 3rd Graders all over Long Beach.

https://www.rancholoscerritos.org/supportgive-now-hub/opening-doors/

Learn more about how you, too, can support RLC today.

#ThankYouThursday

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4600 N Virginia Rd
Long Beach, CA
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