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Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Volunteering at the brick making station
Volunteering at the brick making station

The Museum is looking for people to help with the children's school tour activities Tuesday through Friday from 9:30am to 1pm. These volunteers will assist children in activities such as adobe brick making, butter making, gold panning, roping and more. This is a great way to get involved with children and the museum. The museum has over 4,000 children coming to the museum each year and we need your help making their visit to the museum a fun and memorable one!

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About Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum

Location:

18127 South Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

The Rancho San Pedro is the site of the first Spanish land grant in California. It was given in 1784 by King Carlos III to Juan Jose Dominguez, a retired Spanish soldier who came to California with the Portola expedition and Father Junipero Serra. The original grant encompassed 75,000 acres, including the entire Los Angeles Harbor area. The land eventually passed to Manuel Dominguez, who built the adobe home on the property in 1826, which serves today as the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum. Dominguez was active in the civic life of early Los Angeles, serving on both the City Council and County Board of Supervisors. He was elected Mayor of Los Angeles in 1832, and was one of the signers of California's first Constitution in 1849. In 1910, the Rancho San Pedro was the site of the first Aviation Meet in the United States. The Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum is California Historical Landmark Number 152 and in 1976 was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

18127 S. Alameda StRancho Dominguez, CA 90220

(33.8662,-118.21731)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • 3 morning hours a week (9am to 12pm)

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