July 2019, Vol. 88
This Month's Featured P2H Site:
Located in Long Beach, Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site shares the story of the diverse history that shaped the region from prehistoric times through 1955. When you visit, explore an 1844 adobe ranch house and 4.74 acres of gardens designs by Los Angeles landscape architect Ralph D. Cornell. Rancho Los Cerritos offers a rich slate of museum programming throughout the year, including workshops, lectures, day camps, bird walks, and kids activities.
Summer Day Camps
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM | Mon - Fri
Long Beach Post readers voted RLC's summer day camps the best in Long Beach. Send the kids to camp at a historic site and museum this year!
Time-Travelers Camp : July 22-26
Nature Camp : July 29-August 2
Vaquero Camp : August 5-9

Mud Mania! A Celebration of Adobe
12:30 - 4:30 PM | Sun, Jul 14
Admission : General: $7; Children 3-12: $5
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Passport 2 History unites the sites, collections, experiences, and organizations that tell the story of Southern and Central California and its people.

We celebrate the institutions that take visitors back in time, showcase local experiences and talent, and preserve the artifacts and monuments of our state's rich heritage. We proudly invite you to enjoy all they have to offer. Participating sites submit events, exhibits, and announcements to be included in this newsletter each month. Keep scrolling to browse this month's activities!
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Events Calendar*
Sun, Jul 2
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Dudley House
Docent-Led Tours
The 1892 Dudley Historic House Museum will be open for docent-led tours from 1-4p.m. along with a visit from ghost hunter/author Richard Senate who will be signing books and sharing ghost stories of America’s past beginning at 2p.m.
Fri, Jul 5
10:00 AM
Adamson House
Garden Tours

Repeats weekly

The late 1920s era Adamson House is surrounded by ocean side multilevel gardens designed by Morgan “Bill” Evans (who later landscaped Disneyland) and Dewitt Norris, landscape architect. This National Historic Site and California Historic Landmark is full of history, botanical sensations, architecture and tile. 
A Garden/House Tour is given every Friday starting at 10 AM at the front gate. The Garden Tours include a guided tour inside the Spanish Colonial architectural styled beach cottage.

Fri, Jul 5
7:00 – 9:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Summer Concert Series at the Ag Museum feat. Shaky Feelin'
Shaky Feelin’ is a rising powerhouse quintet based in Ventura, California. The high energy band mixes the elements of rock, reggae, bluegrass, funk and live experimentation to put on a fantastic performance. Join us at the Agriculture Museum in the landmark 19th century Mill Building for an evening of live music and dancing!
Members: $5
Non-Members: $10
Sat, Jul 6
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Planes of Fame Air Museum
Living History Flying Day
P-51 Mustang
Open to the public, Planes of Fame Air Museum (Chino, CA) presents its monthly Living History Flying Day on July 6, 2019, featuring the North American P-51 Mustang. A speaker panel of distinguished aviation experts, historians and veterans is featured, followed by a question & answer period and flight demonstration when possible. The North American P-51 Mustang will be on display and perform a flight demonstration (subject to change). At 12:00 noon, the Raffle Flight will occur. Become a member to enter the Raffle.
General: $15
Children 5-11: $5
Children 4 and under: Free
Parking is free.
Sun, Jul 7
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Agriculture Museum
Free First Sunday at the Agriculture Museum
Join us at the Agriculture Museum for Free First Sunday! Enjoy our air-conditioned museum building and participate in an informal art workshop on mixed media and collage techniques that involve the selective application of different materials to an existing image. This free informal workshop is inspired by the Museum’s pop-up exhibit Farming Youth. The exhibit runs from June 15th-August 19th and displays the artwork of Lino Martinez. Farming Youth features mixed media and collage artwork that focuses on the migratory realities of the farm workers whose labor sustains the United States’ agricultural economy.
Tues, Jul 9
9:30 - 11:30 AM
Leonis Adobe Museum
Lil Ranchers Summer Days

Weekly, through August 13

Wrangle up the kids and come out to the Leonis Adobe Museum to feed sheep and goats, make crafts with the museum guides, enjoy live music with Craig Newton, see a blacksmith in our blacksmith shop, and hear stories in our 1880s adobe house! Featuring shaved ice by Kona Ice.

Members: Free
Non-Members: $8
Kids under 2: Free

Sun, Jul 14
12:30 – 4:30 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
MUD MANIA: A Celebration of Adobe
Make real adobe bricks, plaster the horno, construct a mini-adobe home, compete in mud relay races, and much more — all while learning about Southern California’s rich history!

Adobe sun-dried bricks are traditionally made of adobe soil (which is rich with clay content), water, sand, and straw. Built for John Temple in 1844, the Rancho Los Cerritos adobe — which took approximately 20,000 adobe bricks to build — is now 175 years old!

Mud-themed activities include panning for gold, digging through the adobe soil in our archaeology land, fossil-making, and Mud Mania trivia. Live bluegrass music by GRASSLANDS, Southern California Bluegrass.
General: $7
Children 3-12: $5
Sun, Jul 14
2:00 – 4:00 PM
Pasadena Museum of History
Running Horse Studio Tour
Join us for a special visit to Lourinda Bray’s Running Horse Studio in Irwindale. As guest curator for our current exhibition, "Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins," Ms. Bray is showcasing a small segment of her vast collection of carousel animals and magical beasts at PMH. Her studio houses a nearly unimaginable menagerie, along with carousel art, miniatures, toys, and more in 7,000 square feet of merry-go-round memorabilia. Learn about Lourinda Bray’s passion for collecting and restoring these unique artistic creations and enjoy refreshing snacks and beverages. Advance tickets required.
Non-Members: $15
Members: $12
Wed, Jul 17
1:30 – 4:00 PM
Rancho Los Alamitos
Cool Craft Roundup at the Rancho: Everyone Has a Home

Birds love visiting and living on the Rancho. Children will learn about where to look for birds, hints on bird identification and the different styles of nests they build. Each child will decorate and take home their very own miniature birdhouse. Designed for elementary school-aged children who must be accompanied by an adult.
Sun, Jul 21
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Andres Pico Adobe
Vintage Clothing Sale
The San Fernando Historical Society's vintage clothing collection is bursting at the seams, so we are culling the racks a bit. Come browse the choices spanning the decades for women, men and even young children/babies at our historic house museum in the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills.
Mon, Jul 22 – Fri, Jul 26
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
Time-Travelers Camp
Explore a different era of California history every day! Imagine the day-to-day lives of children from the 1700s through the 2000s. Each time period will be explored through the games, technology, and art of the era. Time-travelers will create an original comic book, make dye using natural pigments, and practice roping skills. This program features a field trip to the Adventure Playground in Huntington Beach and a daily culinary activity!

Fees include instruction, materials, transportation, and a camp t-shirt. Campers supply their own lunches. Camp recommended for ages 6-10.
$200/camper per session
Fri, Jul 26
7:30 – 9:30 PM
Dana Adobe
UnClassical Series: Flamenco with Illeana Gomez
Illeana Gomez studied the art of flamenco dancing in Madrid and Seville and has performed with various ensembles in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, New York, San Francisco, and Austin. Join her quartet, which includes guitar, percussion, and vocals, for an evening of flamenco dance and music under the stars at the historic Dana Adobe. Drinks will also be available for purchase during the event.
General: $35
Table: $55
Sat, Jul 27
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
International Printing Museum
Book Arts Patch Day for Girls
Registration Required.
The Book Arts Patch Day goes from 9 am to 3 pm, as teams of girls rotate between 6 stations covering every aspect of the book arts including: letterpess printing, papermaking, bookbinding, and illustration design. Each participant will make their own sheets of paper, make a variety of books using various methods, screenprint their own book covers and t-shirts, and much more. The day is filled with lots of hands-on activities and detailed presentations given by industry experts and educators.
Sun, Jul 28
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Rancho Los Cerritos
Free Concert on the Lawn: Bernie Pearl Blues Band with Barbara Morrison
Our popular free summer concert is back, with music on the fourth Sunday of the month during July and August. The July 28th concert features The Bernie Pearl Blues Band with Barbara Morrison.
The site opens at 5 p.m. for pre-concert picnicking. Concerts run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can bring blankets or lawn chairs. Pets are not allowed.
Jul 5 - 31
Rancho Los Alamitos
Museum Pop-Up Shop of Local Artists
During the month of July, beginning July 5th, the Rancho's Museum Gift Shop will be hosting a Pop-Up Shop featuring the work of local and California artisans and crafters. Stop in to view, taste and purchase the unique designs of California creators including jewelry, glass, specialty foods, home and garden décor and more.
Closing July 27!
Juan Matias Sanchez Adobe
Apollo at the Adobe
Visit the Sanchez Adobe Museum to see replicas of Neil Armstrong’s moon gloves and Michael Collins in-flight jacket plus vintage NASA models, patches, and photographs.
Closing July 21!
California Oil Museum
Earth from Space

Dozens of orbiting satellites produce images of our dynamic planet. These images reveal patterns and structures on the Earth’s surface and give us insights on how our planet works. Join us at the California Oil Museum as we display some of these amazing images in our newest exhibit, Earth from Space.
Earth from Space is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. The exhibition has been made possible by Global Imagination. Additional support has been provided by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Women's Committee.

Through Aug 18
Agriculture Museum
In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte
In the Fields of the North / En los Campos del Norte is a new exhibit at the Agriculture Museum featuring the photojournalist David Bacon's evocative, powerful photographs alongside moving oral narratives from migrant farm workers. The exhibit, fully translated into both English and Spanish, gives viewers a reality check on the food they eat and the lives of the people who harvest it.
Through Aug 26
Channel Islands Maritime Museum
Marine Megatropolis (1974-1981)
Photographs by Bob Evans

A photographic journey beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel, where marine life finds a sanctuary to thrive.
The Exhibit includes 23 spectacular images selected from expeditions by Bob Evans and Andrew J. McMullen of La Mer Bleu Productions in Santa Barbara. Bob and Andy photo-documented the marine life as it developed beneath the offshore oil platforms of the Santa Barbara Channel between 1974 and 1981.
Through Sept 15
Pasadena Museum of History
GIDDY UP: Children Take the Reins

Bask in the joyful ambiance of quintessential childhood amusements in a uniquely “touchable” exhibition, "Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins." Curated by local collector and conservator Lourinda Bray, the exhibition will be on view May 5 through September 15, 2019.

The PMH galleries will be filled with a dizzying array of more than thirty-five smaller scaled carousel horses and exotic creatures that visitors of all ages will be able to see – and touch. An enchanting photo booth will feature a double-seat Polar Bear from an English carousel by J.R. Anderson, circa 1920, that children and adults can climb on for a special keepsake photo.

Through Sept 30
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Arthur Beaumont's “Art of the Sea”

Arthur Beaumont’s “Art of the Sea,” curated by The Irvine Museum Collection at the University of California, Irvine, will be open in the Gould Eddy Gallery, located on the lower deck of the Berkeley . Beaumont’s body of work encompasses numerous portraits of specific naval vessels, including mighty aircraft carriers and battleships as well as personal yachts of presidents and celebrities. His art portrays not only admirals but also common sailors and soldiers. They formed the core of his series of significant wartime commissions for National Geographic Magazine. In 1958, Beaumont was named Artist Laureate of the U.S. Fleet.

Through Sept 30
Maritime Museum of San Diego
“Sea & Shore” Plein Air Paintings

Open concurrently with the Beaumont art exhibit, the Museum is proud to introduce “Sea and Shore” on display in the Compass Gallery located on the main level of the Berkeley. This art exhibit features submissions from members of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego (PAPASAN). The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego have been on the plein air scene since 1999, painting the essence of San Diego, whose very identity is uniquely defined by the sea. PAPASAN members paint San Diego’s beautiful beaches, tidepools, estuaries, harbors and marinas. The art of painting en plein air, or painting outdoors, is an essential endeavor for an artist. Plein air painting is perhaps one of the most difficult genres to master.

Through Oct 20
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Rum Running: Sailors and Prohibition

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is proud to present its newest exhibit,  Rum Running: Sailors and Prohibition.
Artifacts and material highlight local rum running in Santa Barbara, one of the busiest places in California during Prohibition. The exhibit tells the story of rum, the part it played in the rich history of sea-going men and its connection to Santa Barbara. Covering more than 400 years, the exhibit illuminates the new world’s first distilled spirit, from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to the role of slavery. The exhibit explores the stories of British and American sailors, Prohibition bootlegging and rum running, and "speakeasies," additionally highlighting the story of pioneer rum runner Bill McCoy and Real McCoy Rum.

* Kindly note that while we strive to list the most accurate information available at the time of publishing this newsletter, it is always best to contact the site / museum directly to confirm the dates and times of events, exhibits, and announcements listed. Thank you!
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