Rancho Los Cerritos Seeks Volunteer Docents

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is seeking volunteers to help sustain, preserve and share the precious historic and cultural landmark. The property, home to a 171 year-old two story Monterey-style adobe, is maintained by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation, a not-for-profit entity that relies significantly upon volunteers to connect the site with the community, and with visitors from around the world.


Rancho Los Cerritos is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join their team of House Docents, who provide guided tours of the adobe home and help visitors to understand how it was used during the various phases of its existence. Docents also speak about the lives of the people who lived on the site, its antique furnishings, and how they were used.

“Rancho Los Cerritos delights visitors from far and near because of the dedication of our volunteer docents, who share the site’s history in fun and informative ways,” adds the site’s education director, Meighan Maguire.


House Docent training begins on Wednesday, February 4th, and continues on Wednesday afternoons through March 25th. Classes run from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Individuals interested in volunteering should RSVP to 562-206-2040, or email the Rancho’s volunteer coordinator, Jan Shafer, at JanS@rancholoscerritos.org.



About Rancho Los Cerritos:

Rancho Los Cerritos is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach.  Built in 1844, the adobe home and grounds echo with the rich history of Spanish, Mexican, and American California and with the families who helped transform Southern California. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. The Rancho is operated by the Rancho Los Cerritos Foundation in private-public partnership with the City of Long Beach.  For more information please call (562) 206-2040, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rancholosc

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