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.
Christmas Calamities: A Living History Tour
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 3 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A Weekend of Holiday Merriment
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Reading Between the Lines: Remarkable California Stories from a Letter from Los Angeles, 19 November 1885
by Paul R. Spitzzeri It never ceases to amaze how a historical artifact, having surface content that is obvious on acquisition, can lead to wildly and widely ranging tangents on a little digging. I’ve found this to be the case many times over and a prime example is today’s highlighted artifact, a letter written on... Continue Reading →
Read All About It in The Azusa Pomotropic, 18 November 1897
by Paul R. Spitzzeri One of the many towns that sprung up at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and along the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe rail line that was the first direct transcontinental link to Los Angeles from the east, Azusa took its name from the rancho of that name, granted to... Continue Reading →
Searching for Henry Schwartz: A Letter from the Los Angeles Lodge #487, Independent Order of B’nai B’rith, 17 November 1924
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the 19th century, fraternal orders were very popular and highly common in American society. They were heavily influenced by the masonic orders, of which William Workman and F.P.F. Temple, for example, were active members in Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley. The fraternities, masonic or otherwise, based their organizations... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Bans the Saloon, November 1917
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Next year marks the centennial of national Prohibition, enacted to stem the tide of alcohol production, distribution and consumption in America after decades of effort by a coalition of forces in the temperance movement. The Homestead will have exhibits and programs dealing with this remarkable social movement leading up to the... Continue Reading →