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Cool Crafts Roundup 2024

At our Cool Crafts Roundup, kids will get the opportunity to hear stories, roll up their sleeves, and be creative! Crafts and stories are inspired by the environment around the Rancho and offer a multitude of perspectives to create a meaningful and engaging experience.

Cool Crafts happens from 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm on the Second Thursday of the month April to August.

April 11
May 9
June 13
July 11
August 8
Thursday, April 25, 2024
Doors Open at 5:30 PM
Lecture from 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM
$10 per person. Free for Members

Join us for our next lecture of the 2024 season: Grand Estates to Intimate Retreats: The Artistry of California Landscape Architect Florence Yoch.

This lecture will focus on the life and legacy of California landscape designer Florence Yoch (1890 - 1972). A trailblazer, she heavily influenced and shaped landscapes of Southern California, from grand residential estates to elaborate Hollywood movie sets to small intimate gardens. In total, her impressive career spanned over 50 years with her partner, Lucille Council (1898 – 1964). Yoch has a direct connection to Rancho Los Alamitos as Florence Bixby commissioned her to create the Geranium Walk. This elegant belvedere walk is available to enjoy today when visiting the Rancho.

In this talk, Rancho staff will share the Bixby family connection with Yoch and share images of unique archival material. Then, Erin Chase, Associate Curator of Architecture and Photography from The Huntington will talk about her career and highlight a variety of Yoch’s projects with a focus on the collection materials there within her archive. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of Florence Yoch’s illustrious career and her lasting impact on Southern California.

Our RLA Lecture Series will be held every other month on the fourth Thursday of that month: February, April, June, August, and October. Doors will open at 5:30 pm and the lecture will start at 6 pm. Details are subject to change. For the most up-to-date info, please sign up for our mailing list here.

Save the dates for our Summer Concert Series!
Photo of summer concert at Rancho Los Alamitos

Our concerts will be held on the last Sunday of the month. Get ready for a relaxing evening on our Barns Lawn. Check back for our RSVP link for each concert! Our shuttle service starts at 4:30 pm and the event is from 5 pm – 7 pm. Here are the dates:

Sunday, June 30
Sunday, July 28
Sunday, August 25


Now is a good time to become a member of Rancho Los Alamitos and enjoy some wonderful benefits! Click here for membership information.

Scenes from Past Events at Rancho Los Alamitos
Cool Crafts Roundup for Kids - Summer of 2023
Scenes of children engaged in craft-making at Rancho Los Alamitos
Site to Site: Experience the Rancho with Nannette Brodie Dance Theatre
Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2, 2022

Ranchos Walk 2021 - Honoring Women of Long Beach History - Saturday, September 18, 2021

Photo collage of the Ranchos Walk 2021

Waa'aka': A Storytelling & Art Experience - Sunday, August 8, 2021



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