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.
Family Picnic Day
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - California’s Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
White Glove Workshop: The Basics of Textile Conservation
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Chile Workshop: Chili Burgers
Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry General Plan Implementation Program: Phase 1, Part 3
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In this 1977 document that followed, by a half-dozen years, the passage of the City of Industry’s General Plan. improvements in the central part of the city were discussed, starting with a general look at the overall plan of development, the potential of the phase one area, intergovernmental cooperation, and existing... Continue Reading →
On This Day: A Letter to The League of Nations Non-Partisan Association, Southern California Branch, 21 May 1926
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In a recent post about a Schools Peace Day commemoration for California’s public schools in 1915, I mentioned that I’ve been reading Margaret McMillan’s excellent book on the conference in Paris that followed the cessation of hostilities during World War I. MacMillan, a descendant of England’s prime minister David Lloyd George,... Continue Reading →
Behind the Scenes Postlude: An Adobe Brick from a Workman House Tunnel?
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Many historic houses have their variations on certain mysteries, be they spirits, ghosts and the supernatural; hidden and buried treasure; or concealed passageways, secret rooms, or hidden tunnels. The Workman House is no different and whatever views are about the first, we so far have not heard about any existence of... Continue Reading →
On This Day: Peace Day in California Schools, 18 May 1915
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Though the Homestead has been commemorating the centennial of the First World War, the anniversary has been largely overlooked as the war has been throughout much of the last century. We had a series of lectures and exhibits on the conflict last year and will be having another exhibit later this... Continue Reading →