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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Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum presents: Back to School

Struggling to make history come alive???

Join us for our back to school (open house) night here at the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. We will have two dates that teachers and faculty can come in and see what the museum has to offer.  The dates are:

  • Wednesday September 20th, 2017 from 4pm-5pm
  • Wednesday October 18th, 2017 from 4pm-5pm

 

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum presents: Weaving the Past Journey of Discovery a feature documentary film by Walter Dominguez

Joins us for a unique speaker series event as we present Mr. Walter Dominguez film and how he embarks on a journey across California, Texas and Mexico fulfilling his grandfathers dying wish. The public is invited to this FREE screening and after the film a Q&A session will take place.

Saturday November 18, 2017

  • 1pm Film session
  • 3pm Q&A 

Copies of the Documentary will be available for purchase

Parking is FREE

Donations are always welcome!!

Walter Dominguez image

The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum presents: 1st annual Dia de los Muertos

Joins us as the museum host a day honoring the rich tradition and history of Dia de los Muertos. The museum will have fine Mexican cuisine and arts and crafts for purchase. This event is for all ages, don’t miss out!

  • When: Saturday November 4th, 2017
  • Start: 10am-4pm

While waiting for this event, please joins us in one of our two workshops discussing the history and meaning of Dia de los Muertos. Please clink the link to find more information:

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FREE PARKING!!

Donations are always welcome!!

***More information will be provide when the date gets closer

Day de los Muertos 2017

Battle of Dominguez Hill 2017

Join us as we celebrate the 171st 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 7th 2017 from 10AM to 5PM
Sunday, October 8th 2017 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.

***More information to come!!

BODH 2017

Dia de los Muertos Workshop

Join us September 23rd or October 14th for a Dia de Los Muertos workshop from 1pm to 4pm. During this workshop you will learn the history and traditions behind the altares. Please RSVP by September 20th for the workshop the first workshop and RSVP by October 11th for the second one. For more information or reservation please call the office at:   (310) 603-0088

Dia de los Muertos Workshop flyer

  • Upcoming Events

    Oct
    21
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Oct
    28
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Oct 28 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Nov
    4
    Sat
    10:00 am 1st annual: Dia de los Muertos @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    1st annual: Dia de los Muertos @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Joins us as the museum host a day honoring the rich tradition and history of Dia de los Muertos. The museum will have fine Mexican cuisine and arts and crafts for purchase. This event[...]
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Nov 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    Nov
    18
    Sat
    10:00 am UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    UC California Naturalist Certifi... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum Carriage House
    Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
    The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum in Rancho Dominguez (next to the cities of Carson, Long Beach, and Compton) in the South Bay is hosting a California Naturalist training. Participants complete a 40+ hour hands-on course[...]
    1:00 pm Speaker Series: Weaving the Past... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Speaker Series: Weaving the Past... @ Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
    Nov 18 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
    At a crossroads, American filmmaker Walter Dominguez embarks of a life-changing quest to uncover mysteries in the life of his saintly Mexican-born grandfather, Reverend Emilio Hernandez, and to fulfill his grandfather’s dying wish to locate his[...]
    Nov
    23
    Thu
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Nov 23 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Museum will be close from Thursday November 23rd-Sunday November 26th, 2017 for Thanksgiving week. Tours will resume on Wednesday 29, 2017.
    Nov
    24
    Fri
    8:00 am Museum closed
    Museum closed
    Nov 24 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
    Museum will be close from Thursday November 23rd-Sunday November 26th, 2017 for Thanksgiving week. Tours will resume on Wednesday 29, 2017.
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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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