September - October 2014
Wednesday - Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Phone: (562) 206-2040
Find us on:
Saturday, September 6
Become a part of the Rancho Team! You are
invited to our volunteer open house where you will find out about
the Rancho's many volunteer opportunities, the Rancho's award
winning educational programs, and take a behind-the-scenes look at
museum operations. If you're a fan of history, or just love to be of
service, Rancho Los Cerritos is a beautiful place to volunteer.
Please RSVP to
Wednesday, September 10
School Docent Training: Bring History To Life!
Our award winning Adobe Days Revisited program
reaches thousands of local school kids every year. Become a part of
the Rancho team, and become a volunteer tour guide. You will take
fourth grade students on a journey back to the 19th century, where
they'll learn about the Rancho through hands-on educational
activities, chores, and games.
Our School Docent training
runs from 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM for 8 consecutive Wednesdays, starting on September 10.
For more information, or to register for
training, please send an email to
JanS@RanchoLosCerritos.org, or call 562-206-2040.
Friday, September 25
Information Session - Teen Volunteer Program
Teen Volunteers can help with public programing, youth tours,
and/or curatorial projects. This program is for motivated high school students who want
to enhance their knowledge of local history, improve their communication skills, and be
introduced to exciting career options in museums, education, and public history. The
commitment is 50 service hours (October 2014 to June 2015), which will be scheduled on
Thursday afternoons and weekends.
The Information Session is from 4
to 5:30 PM.
Saturday, September 27
House Docent Training: Bring History To Life!
Visitors from all over the world visit the
Rancho, and our volunteer docents guide them through the historic
adobe home, sharing stories of the people, their lives, and the
objects they used.
During our eight week house docent training program,
history enthusiasts will learn about the Rancho, its
collections, and its place in California history.
They will learn to share stories of daily life at the site, from Native American times
through the 1940s. Built in 1844, the historic adobe at Rancho
Los Cerritos has served as both ranch headquarters and family
home. By the end of training, participants will be ready to
give informative and engaging tours of the large adobe house to
The Rancho’s Fall Docent Training class begins on Saturday,
September 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m and continues for seven Saturday mornings. For more information, or to register for this very special volunteer
opportunity, please call (562) 206-2040.
Sunday, October 5
Join us as we explore
Victorian Halloween traditions. Attend a séance and check out “the
other world,” as portrayed through a humorous skit written by
script-writing volunteers Gene and Gail Dermody. The dynamic duo
has also produced a tongue-in-cheek piece on spiritualism that will
have you chuckling. And then there is the unexplainable… Let Victor
Elan bedazzle you with his wizardry as he stages a Victorian magic
In keeping with the spirit
of Halloween, guests will be encouraged to decorate masks, crack
chestnuts to learn about their one true love, or play games such as
pumpkin croquet or corn bowling. There will be surprises around
every corner... and who knows, you may even see a ghost or two!
Retiring to the backyard
after two hours of unusual entertainment and drinks, guests will
enjoy a fitting supper, catered by TGIS, that includes such tasty
morsels as Don’t Be a Chicken pasilla chile chicken and The Boneyard—rib
eye steak in a tasty sauce.
During and after dinner,
you will enjoy the haunting melodies of Jazz standards as performed
by the Anthony Shadduck Trio, featuring the other-worldly vocal
stylings of Nancy Sanchez.
Lucky winners of the silent
and live auctions will walk away with vacations at a ranch,
chef-prepared dinners, Halloween-themed events and more. This is an
evening you won’t want to miss, there are certain to be some “scary”
The Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos
will be honored at our gala as an Outstanding Partner.
We hope you will come celebrate with us that evening!
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Ticket prices start at $175.
To order tickets, print, complete, and return
Learn more about Sponsorship & Table hosting opportunities.
For more information, call Charlene at (562) 206-2046, or
contact her via email at