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.
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop, Session 2 of 2
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Ticket to the Twenties
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sharing the History of Merced and Francisca Williams of Rancho Santa Ana del Chino
by Paul R. Spitzzeri About 70 people were at the Chino Hills Community Center this evening for my talk, sponsored by the Chino Hills Historical Society, on Merced and Francisca Williams, the teenaged heirs (this happened in California with its holdover of Spanish and Mexican law allowing for women to own real property in contrast... Continue Reading →
New World War I Exhibit at the Homestead
by Paul R. Spitzzeri It’s unfortunate and still a bit puzzling that the centennial of the First World War has largely been under-recognized. A commission was created by an act of Congress in 2013 to commemorate the “war to end all wars” and “The United States World War I Centennial Commission” does list events that... Continue Reading →
From Point A to Point B: The National Air Races at Mines Field, Los Angeles, 8-16 September 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In early 1910, the Dominguez Ranch in present-day Compton was the site for the first international aviation meet, not quite seven years after the Wright Brothers famous flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The meet dazzled the hordes of visitors who saw a wide variety of aircraft and thrilled to the... Continue Reading →
No Place Like Home: A Letter from La Casa Nueva Architect Roy Seldon Price, 14 September 1924
by Paul R. Spitzzeri When construction on La Casa Nueva started in 1922 after the Temple family returned inspired after a vacation in Mexico that summer, the concept for the house came from ideas generated by Walter and Laura Temple and put on butcher paper by Sylvester Cook, the contractor hired to do the construction... Continue Reading →