In the second of four lectures on Southern California during the 1930s, CSULB History Professor Nancy Quam-Wickham will analyze the social and economic upheavals that shaped the early development of Los Angeles-Long Beach Harbor, now one of the busiest ports in the world. Please join us at Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site on Saturday, March 19, 10am-noon. The $5 fee includes light refreshments. Reservations are strongly encouraged, as space is limited.
Upcoming lectures will feature historians Jules Tygiel and Becky Nicolaides. Professor Tygiel will speak on Saturday, April 16 at 10am: "The Julian Petrolium Scandal & Its Effect on Depression-Era Southern California". Professor Nicolaides will speak on Saturday, May 21 at 10am: "Saving Homes, Saving Dignity: The Social Roots of Depression-era Politics in Working-Class Los Angeles".
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 Virgina Road (near San Antonio & Long Beach Blvd), in North Long Beach. The adobe ranch house was built in 1844 by Los Angeles merchant John Temple, as headquarters for his cattle ranch. The historic site is now maintained by the City of Long Beach, Department of Parks, Recreation, & Marine.
Rancho Los Cerritos is open to the public Wednesday-Sunday, 1-5pm, with docent-led tours on weekends and self-guided tours on weekdays. Our extensive California Research Library, part of the Long Beach Public Library, is available to scholars by appointment. Our Winter Lecture Series is sponsored by Friends of Rancho Los Cerritos.
Meighan Maguire, Education Programs
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site
4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach, CA 90807
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