Get a Jump on Holiday Shopping At The Rancho Los Alamitos Holiday Sale Sunday
2011-11-08 · By Editor
This Sunday, November 13, 2011, shoppers will get a head start on their holiday gift lists with a relaxed afternoon at the Rancho Gift Shop. Everyone is welcome and a special discount awaits RLA Members at the Barn Raiser ($100) level or higher.
Staff and volunteers at the Rancho take pride in featuring the work of local artists in the Gift Shop. Visitors to the Gift Shop, which will be decorated for the holidays, will find a refreshing selection of holiday decorations and unusual gifts as well as children’s books and books on local history, gardening, and cooking.
Light refreshments will be served on the back patio. Parking at the Rancho is limited, therefore carpooling is encouraged.
Rancho Los Alamitos is a National Register site which includes an adobe core ranch house c.1800, five acres of lush historic gardens, and an historic barnyard area which will reopen in 2012 following extensive restoration.
The site has been continuously occupied by generations of people, beginning with the Tongva people for whom Povuu’ngna was an important ceremonial and trading center, and remains a place of emergence and of gathering.
A visit to the Rancho is a retreat from the surrounding bustle of the city. The site reflects the ongoing blend of regional culture and environment including the Native American, Spanish, and Mexican periods, the ranching and farming era, and the imprint of early 20th century development upon the landscape.
The site is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 1:00-5:00 p.m. School tours and Children’s Native American Cultural Workshops are scheduled weekday mornings. Admission is free and free parking is available on site. Enter though Bixby Hill residential security gate at Anaheim and Palo Verde.
Rancho Los Alamitos is owned by the City of Long Beach and operated by Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation as a public/private cooperative venture under the auspices of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. For information about the site, tours, or special events and programs, please go to www.rancholosalamitos.org.