La Señora Research Institute explores the history of Early California particularly relating to 1839 Mexican Land Grant Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, bringing alive the "cultural history" of the Californiano families of this iconographic Rancho. In our Jose Mojica Hacienda our Chamber Music Series presents masterworks; we celebrate the Hacienda’s Jazz Age legacy with Cabaret Suppers and, of course, we have concerts in the lush botanical gardens. The many classic films produced by the 1930-50’s residents of the Hacienda are screened in La Señora’s 1930’s-era, 50-seat theater. Our Musical Adventures for Children introduce them to the instruments of the orchestra in an interactive and entertaining fashion
On Events weekends, La Señora offers docent led garden tours and historic lecturesLa Señora is a member of the LA as Subject Archives Project co-sponsored by USC and the Huntington Library. Three key projects of the Institute are the restoration of the Pasqual Marquez Family Cemetery on San Lorenzo; a local elementary school history story telling educational program and funding the research by our university interns to produce a factual history of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica.
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