Field Trips

Note: All OLLI field trips require a minimum $5 fee for operating expenses. Check the field trip description for any additional expenses that may be incurred on-site.


Family History Library: A Field Trip for Genealogy Research

The Mormons believe that genealogy connects us with our ancestors, and that you must know your past in order to know your future. Their Ancestral File Database contains more than 36 million names that are linked to families. The International Genealogical Index database contains approximately 725 million names of deceased individuals. Also available are the Social Security Death Index and census records from the 1880 United States Federal Census and from the 1881 British & Canadian Census, which contain information about persons who lived before 1930. You are sure to find someone in your family, so please join us and continue or begin your journey into your past.

Librarian and Guide: Mary Alequin
Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member
Wednesday, July 16
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Jesus Christ Church of the Latter Day Saints (LDS)
10741 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

We meet at the church where parking is free and ample. Please bring your family pedigree chart if you have one.

For directions, call 310.474.9990.

Fee: $5
NLLL 370 Section 02, Course No. 30920


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Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Art School

Join other OLLI members for a tour of the internationally renowned Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Art School in Pasadena. Few institutions of any kind possess the prestigious reputation and history of Le Cordon Bleu, whose name is synonymous with culinary experitise, innovation, tradition, and refinement.

Members will meet at Le Cordon Bleu for a guided tour at 10:30 am (wear comfortable shoes). Limited parking is available for $5. The school is located near the Del Mar Station, Gold Line.

An optional lunch prepared by the Le Cordon Bleu students is offered for $12, to be paid on-site. Enrollment is limited to the first 45 members who register.

For directions and other information, call 866.928.0222.

Rour Guide: Chef Richard Hanna
Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member
Wednesday, July 30
10:30 am - 2 pm
Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Art School
531 Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91101

Fee: $5

NLLL 370 Section 03, Course No. 30921


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Dominguez Rancho Adobe: A Field Trip and Museum Tour

Join us for a tour of the Museum and buildings on the grounds of Dominguez Rancho Adobe.

The Dominguez Adobe has been recognized as a California Historical Landmark, and in 1976 was added to the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior. Alison's fascinating presentation includes stories about Juan Jose Dominguez, who received one of the first Spanish land grants in the New World, which he called Rancho Dominguez. Juan Jose and his descendants (having familiar names such as Carson, Del Amo, Sepulveda and Watson) played an integral role in shaping Southern California history over the past 225 years.

Presenter and Tour Guide: Alison Breusehoff, Executive Director, Dominguez Rancho Adobe Museum
Facilitator: Mary Cruise, OLLI Member

Wednesday, July 2
10 am - 12 p.m.

Participants will meet at the Museum: 18127 S. Alameda Street, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220
(approximately two miles from CSUDH)
310.603.0088

Parking is ample. A light lunch will be provided in the picnic area, weather permitting, or otherwise inside.

Please register by June 23, 2014. Enrollment is limited to 30 members.

Fee: $5

NLLL 370 Section 01, Course No. 30919


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Toyota-USA Automobile Museum

Join us at Toyota-USA Automobile Museum for a presentation and guided tour of the Museum. The Museum exhibits many of their "original" models and replicas, cars used in movies, special collections, and award winning models, etc. It is truly an interesting and amazing place for those who enjoy cars and history. The Museum offers current as well as historical features plus photo opportunities!

Directions from the campus: Take Victoria/190th Street west to Van Ness Avenue, turn left and proceed past Toyota Way to find the Museum about a mile down the road on the left. Parking is ample. Light refreshments will be provided.

OLLI members are welcome to bring a guest.
Please register by July 21, 2014.

Presenter and Tour Guide: Susan Sanborn, Curator/Planning Analyst
Facilitator: Mary Cruise, OLLI Member

Monday, August 4
10 am - 12 p.m.

Toyota-USA Automobile Museum
19600 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance
310.468.4728

Fee: $5

NLLL 370 Section 04, Course No. 30922


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