A Victorian Affair Takes Visitors Back in Time at Rancho Los Cerritos
2009-05-30 · By Editor
This Sunday, May 31 don your best Victorian attire and step back 100 years at Rancho Los Cerritos A Victorian Affair. Experience the dynamic Victorian era, complete with live music, dancing, unusual entertainment, and even a May pole dance.
The splendid array of entertainment at the Rancho’s Victorian Affair will include Victorian fashion shows, hilarious skits, and a conglomeration of colorful characters. A magician will astound children, the fortuneteller will forecast the future, and the noted Dr. Malatesa, phrenologist, will predict someone’s character by the bumps on his head.
Spend a delightful afternoon participating in period activities such as ice cream making, butter churning, Victorian-era games and crafts designed especially for the children.
A Victorian Affair takes place at Rancho Los Cerritos from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 3-12, ages under three are free.
Step into the past to an 1844 two-story Spanish-colonial adobe. Rancho Los Cerritos echoes Long Beach’s rich history from a sprawling ranch to a modern, urban society. Now a National, State and Local Historic Landmark, the Rancho offers workshops, lectures, educational programs and tours of the historic ranch house and gardens.
The 4.7 acres of landscaped grounds include trees from the mid-19th century, historic roses, exotic vegetation and the old water tower. The site also features a Visitors Center, Museum Gift Shop, California history reference library and picnic area.
Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is located at 4600 N. Virginia Road in Long Beach. For more information call (562) 570-1755