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.
Fiction Book Club - A Fantastical Look at California
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop, Session 1 of 2
Curious Cases: Family Feud, the King Family of El Monte and Personal Justice, 1855-1865, Part Two
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This second part of a post on the King family of El Monte, which had a predilection for the use of personal justice during the period of 1855-1865, takes us to the latter end of that era. That sense of justice was heightened by the family’s following the codes of honor... Continue Reading →
Curious Cases: Family Feud, the King Family of El Monte and Personal Justice, 1855-1865, Part One
by Paul R. Spitzzeri The heat and humidity that has made this a longer and hotter summer than we’re used to has somewhat lessened, but today’s Curious Cases presentation was all about hot tempers and packing heat as about 65 visitors attended the talk on the King family of El Monte and their use of... Continue Reading →
Promoting Greater Los Angeles as the Last Frontier Through the “Southern California Tourist,” August 1927
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A core component of any boom period in a given region is the marketing and publicity efforts to “boost” that area. In greater Los Angeles, boosterism was perhaps unparalleled anywhere in the United States, fueled by such agencies as the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, which devoted enormous resources towards the... Continue Reading →
No Place Like Home: The Residence of William and Elena Hurlbut, Los Angeles, 1911
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the first years of 20th century Los Angeles, another in a series of major development booms was underway and among the many transformations going on in the region, whether economic, technological, political or social, was a change in the architecture of the area’s buildings. The highly ornamental Queen Anne and... Continue Reading →