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Rancho Los Cerritos presents a Winter Lecture Series

Rancho Los Cerritos and Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine would like to welcome you to explore the world of our past in the years of this great city’s founding. Slices of Everyday Life in Nineteenth-Century California will bring you into the realm the state’s early settlers, whose lives were determined by the forming communities of Los Angeles and new discoveries along the California Frontier. These wonderfully informative lectures will take place Wednesday evenings, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., with a general admission of only $5. The first lecture in the series, “Early California Fashion of the 1840s and 50s,” will be held Wednesday, February 9 at the Rancho.


“Early California Fashion of the 1840s and 50s” will primarily explore the fashion of women in early California, as influenced by popular magazines of the time, European dress, and the cultural climate of the area. A pictorial review will be discussed, and recreated garments will be available. Men and children’s fashions will be touched upon, as well as some accessories.


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