The museum is located at 18127 S. Alameda St. Compton, CA. 90220 just south of the 91 Fwy. Many people have never visited this CA. historic landmark because it sits in a unique location. However this writer can honestly tell you that is definitely a hidden jewel in the community. It has much of the original furniture, and artifacts used during the late 1800’s.
Families from the communities of Compton, Carson, Lynwood, Paramount, Gardena, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Inglewood were just some of the attendees at the event. The Compton 125 Birthday Committee was on hand to raise awareness of the City’s 125th birthday, and the planned activities that will take place throughout the year; such as the Dec. 7th “History of Compton” presentation and tour(s) to take place at the museum in December. Although the museum itself is not within the city boundary of Compton; however it is in the unincorporated area of Compton, and like other such areas use Compton’s address for mailing purposes.
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 CA. This is accomplished through educational programs (including school tours), activities, and the operation of the museum. In 1910 an International Aviation Meet was arranged by Dr. Gregorio Del Amo (the husband of Susana Dominguez) at the museum. It was the first time people on the west coast witnessed an airplane in flight. Aviation pioneers such as William Boeing attended.
The museum is a great place to visit for exercise or to just get away from the hectic pace of the city and rest in a peaceful environment. The grounds of the Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum have a beautiful lower compound area that includes a park with tables and benches, beautiful trees, and gardens throughout.
Looking for a wonderful place to be a docent (tour guide), intern, or volunteer….yes, this is the place. Special thanks to Alison Bruesehoff, Executive Director, her staff, and volunteers for a great event. This is a fantastic place to learn California History from the 1780’s – 1920’s. For more information on the museum hours and events go to: http://dominguezrancho.org/
Photos of Event: http://www.flickr.com/photos/99891034@N04/sets/72157635084392659/