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 - WWI in Different Mediums
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Curious Cases - “Shoot Away, Damn You!”: Judges of Los Angeles, 1850-1875
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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
Through the Viewfinder: Main Street Between 4th and 5th Streets, Los Angeles, early 1900s
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Today’s entry in the “Through the Viewfinder” series highlights a fine unmounted cabinet card photograph by Fred E. Munsey showing a section of downtown Los Angeles on Main Street from between 4th and 5th streets in the first years of the 20th century. The image is titled “#18 Post Office MAIN... Continue Reading →
Getting Schooled With A Letter from Thomas W. Temple II to Walter P. Temple, 11 October 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A particularly rich source of historical information about people’s personal lives is in the form of correspondence, including letters. What’s interesting to ponder for the future is what will we leave now that will be comparable and survivable. Our growing tendency to communicate through electronic and digital formats such as email,... Continue Reading →
The Sexual Assault Trial of Alexander Pantages, Los Angeles, October 1929
by Paul R. Spitzzeri When the highlighted photo for this post was acquired in 2014, comedian Hannibal Burress was, in his stand-up performances, just recently calling out Bill Cosby for harsh judgments about young blacks while being accused of rape. Burress’ statements about Cosby are often credited with bringing more public awareness of an issue... Continue Reading →
That’s a Wrap: A Lobby Card for “The Oath of Conchita” Starring Princess Mona Darkfeather, 1913
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A great deal of attention is being given these days to the role of ethnicity in film, including such questions about whether there are enough diverse characters and whether people of one ethnic group should be playing roles that call for those of another. Along with gender representation, the matter of... Continue Reading →