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Peralta Rancho Life

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Students participating in Peralta Rancho Life get a chance to experience everyday life at Rancho San Antonio in the 19th century. This unique hands-on, interactive program immerses the students in the lives of the Californio settlers who built the missions, presidios, pueblos and ranchos during the Spanish Colonial and Mexican Territorial days.

The students learn about the work of the rancho by doing some of it. Students climb into a saddle to rope (straw bale) cows, dip tallow candles, grind corn on mano y metates, make tea with a molcajete, and build adobe bricks. They also don Californio outfits and learn to dance as was done at the Fandangos. And to remind them that there were children on the ranchos, the students play Californio games and learn to make there own toys.

Available Tuesday - Friday during the school year.

Runs from 10am-1pm.

Peralta Rancho Life is uniquely suited to 4th grade curriculum, but can be enjoyed by other grades as well.


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Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

You can sponsor this Fruitvale community asset!

Peralta Hacienda is a six-acre community gathering place and a nationally known historic site located at 2465 34th Ave.

Its museum holds tours, trainings, and youth and family programs. Over 40,000 people visit its outdoor recreational areas, indoor shows, and programs each year.

It's a beautiful place, know as the Birthplace of Oakland. We invite you to sponsor Peralta Hacienda Historical Park. 


• At the basic business level:

We will hand out your publicity to visitors and they will find out about your business on our website and bulletin boards about 'Where to eat, Where to Shop in Fruitvale and Oakland.'

• At the Rancho Friends Level:

We would also credit your business in printed materials such as programs for events attended by thousands of people and hand out vouchers for special offers for our visitors at your business.

• At the Antonio Peralta Society Level: 

We will also offer you a free tabling at our many public events.

• At the Silver Saddle Level:

We will collaborate with you to hold one special event at our Center for History and Community and in the Peralta House Museum, an elegant setting for your occasions and retreats. 


We look forward to a PARTERSHIP with your business!

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