Creation Station: “Gorgeous Green” Old Fashioned Fun for Youngsters at Rancho Los Cerritos

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Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site announces an afternoon of good and old-fashioned fun for children on Saturday, December 1, 2012. This is an opportunity for children to create unique seasonal crafts and participate in a historically themed program called “Creation Station.” This free program is intended for children between the ages of 6-11. Families can drop by to participate between 1-4 p.m. No reservations required.

“Gorgeous Green” celebrates Christmas! Children can choose from an array of art supplies to make tin punch luminaries; sew holiday ornaments; decorate Christmas cards and more. In addition to participating in the “Gorgeous Green” hands-on activities, visitors can take a house or garden tour as well. Garden tours are offered at 2:30 p.m., and house tours are available from 1-5 p.m. “Gorgeous Green” will wrap up Creation Station workshops for 2012.

Rancho Los Cerritos Historic Site is a public museum open for tours, programs, and events. The Rancho is located at 4600 Virginia Road in Long Beach, northwest of the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and San Antonio Drive. Free public tours are offered Wednesday-Sunday from 1-5 p.m.

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 from its ranching beginnings to the modern and urban society it is today. The two-story Monterey-style adobe is primarily furnished to reflect occupants and lifestyles from the 1860s-1880s. The site, a National, State and Long Beach Historic Landmark, also includes historic gardens and a research library and archives. It is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated through the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. For more information please call (562) 570-1755, or visit the website at www.rancholoscerritos.org and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.con/rancholosc.

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