Free tours of the historic houses are offered Wednesday-Sunday at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, & 4:00 p.m. The only way to see the houses is on a tour.
We are always looking for helping hands with everything from guiding tours to running the Museum Store! No experience is necessary.
You can use portions of the Homestead Museum to take photographs of your special celebration. Reservations are required and fees apply.
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 2 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Ntive Plants with the Kizh
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Native Plants with the Kizh
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Curious Cases: Judges of Los Angeles, 1850-1875 Recap Featuring William G. Dryden
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This afternoon was the final installment of the Curious Cases presentations covering aspects of crime and criminal justice in Los Angeles from 1850-1875. After four years, that sixteenth discussion covered judges in the several courts operating in the region during that quarter century. Many of the jurists were notable, including Agustín Olvera, Benjamin... Continue Reading →
“Los Angeles Life,” a Magazine for “The Better Sort,” 19 October 1922
by Paul R. Spitzzeri The rise of Los Angeles as a major American metropolis by the 1920s can be measured in many ways, whether it be the types of arts institutions, schools of higher learning, automobile registrations, or, in the case of today’s highlighted artifact from the Homestead collection, home-grown publications that catered to the... Continue Reading →
Staff Spotlight: Amanda Foster
by Alexandra Rasic As a seasoned, senior…OK…who am I kidding…old member of the paid staff at the Homestead Museum, I always appreciate learning about what newer staff members think about the experience of working at the Homestead. This week I sat down with Amanda Foster, our Collections Assistant, who has been a member of the... Continue Reading →
Pack Mules in the San Gabriel Mountains, 1906-1916
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Tuesday’s San Gabriel Valley Tribune had an article on “the last animal-assisted goods delivery system in Southern California,” in the words of writer Steve Scauzillo. This is the Adams Pack Station located in Big Santa Anita Canyon above Sierra Madre and Arcadia. Opened in the mid-1930s, the station was owned by Bill... Continue Reading →