Teacher Information Guide

Guide Led Instruction
T his year's tour season will be exciting and extremely busy for our visiting students. They will experience the beauty and history of our museum grounds which include living-history demonstrations.

The Leonis Adobe Museum (opened in 1966) is a prime example of early Southern California ranch life. The original adobe house was built between 1844 and 1846. It served as the primary residence of Miguel Leonis (of Basque descent) and his wife Espiritu (a Chumash Indian). Miguel acquired other holdings of land and had a considerable amount of livestock. He controlled much of the west end of the San Fernando Valley in the late 1800's.
The guides are dressed in period clothes and educate the children about "A Day on a Ranch in 1880". There are several outbuildings on the premises for them to walk through and many things for them to observe. In addition to the adobe house, there is a bunk house
with a water tank on top, a barn with buggies and live draft horses, a blacksmith shop, a working windmill, a bath house, a laundry area, a horno oven, and an 1870's Victorian house with a gift shop. One of our visitors' favorite attractions is our livestock corral...with Texas Longhorn cattle, sheep, goats, and large Percheron draft horses. We also have turkeys, fantailed pigeons, roosters, and Guinea fowl!

We schedule field trips for your students with appropriate activities for each grade level. Some of the "living history" demonstrations and activities that take place are corn grinding, tortilla-making, butter churning, a lesson about branding in the 1800's and the role of the blacksmith, roping with a lasso and feeding the livestock.
Our museum store reflects the Old West, Victorian era, and Chumash Indian culture. We have a wonderful selection of books for adults and children, as well as toys, games, and unique gift items. We offer a teacher's discount.

The Leonis Adobe Museum offers a thorough history of life in early southern California, which we highly recommend to all school and organizations. Our 2 hour history tour is $6.00 per visitor. (1 chaperone per 10 children required. Chaperones are admitted free). We have parking available for school buses and vehicles.
LEONIS ADOBE GRAPEVINE
folk Under The Stars
Saturday & Sunday,
April 26th - 27th, 2014
DAY #1
Apr. 26, 2014
4:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner
Drink Tickets
Entertainment
Entrance to Music Festival on Day Two (4/27)
Tournament Cost $100
Includes $1000 in Chips

Non-Tourny Cost $75
Includes $200 in Chips

DAY #2
Apr. 27, 2014
10:30am - 6:30pm
Mike Stein & the Rolling Steins
Dust Bowl Revival
The Show Ponies
The True Willie Band
The Pocheen Ramblers
Modal Tease String Band
Click Here for More Information
April 2014
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Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Barrel Springs Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Fremont Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Thursday, April 03, 2014
Lupin hill | @ 9:30am
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Friday, April 04, 2014
Knolls Elementary | @ 9:30pm
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Monday, April 07, 2014
Hancock Park School | @ 9:30am
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Willow Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Buena Vista School | @ 9:30am
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Chatsworth Hills Academy | @ 9:30am
Chatsworth Hills Academy | @ 9:30am
St Nicholas School | @ 9:30am
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Friday, April 11, 2014
Sierra Park Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Monday, April 14, 2014
Carver Elementary  | @ 9:30am
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Ocotillo Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Thomas Edison  | @ 9:00am
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
Thomas Edison  | @ 9:00am
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Friday, April 18, 2014
Ocotillo Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Edison Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Polytechnic School | @ 9:30am
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lang Ranch Elementary | @ 9:30am
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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Sendak Elementary  | @ 9:30am
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Lawrence School | @ 9:30am
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hancock Park School | @ 9:30am
The Leonis Adobe Museum is proud to introduce the "Passport 2 History" program. This program unites together many historical and cultural venues in Southern California. Click the link above to learn more.
Click Here to Watch a Short Story on the Leonis Adobe Museum.