Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am-1:00 pm
The tour will include the house, the gardens, and unique opportunity to have lunch on the grounds in a private garden.
Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Rd, Long Beach, CA 90807.
The house tour of the historic Monterey-style adobe will be a one-hour walking tour which includes work areas like the mayordomo’s room and blacksmith shop as well as living spaces like the parlor, library, and master bedroom. The garden tour includes the vibrant gardens that grace the property today including trees that date back to the mid-19th century, as well as lush landscaping designed in the early 1930s by notable landscape architect Ralph Cornell. Then we will have lunch in the grounds. (Vegetarian option available, just email email@example.com.)
The adobe ranch house, built in 1844, is the most important “artifact” at Rancho Los Cerritos, and the museum collections are aimed toward researching and sharing information about the house. For this reason, our collections include objects and archival materials that are directly associated with the Rancho and its owners, occupants and workers from prehistoric times through 1955.
Furnishings in the exhibit rooms depict the work and leisure of both the owners and workers on a 19th century ranch. Handcrafted and mass produced objects demonstrate the changes occurring in America’s Victorian years, as well as the transition from a rural landscape to populated cities. Using various Bixby family reminiscences, many of the rooms are furnished with furniture, glass, ceramics, metals and tools from the 1870s.
Tour registration (which includes lunch) is $35 for members of the HSSC, $45 for non-members, and $25 for students. HSSC members and students should email firstname.lastname@example.org for the discount code. Go to https://hsscsept30tour.eventbrite.com to register. Registration deadline is Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 5pm. No on-site registrations. The tour is limited to 25. Refunds available until Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 5pm.