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.
Female Justice: The Murder Trial of Lastenia Abarta, 1881
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Women: Politics, Religion, & Vocation, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
White Glove Workshop: Photo & Paper Preservation
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Flirting with History
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Here Comes the Flood: The Deluge of January and February 1914
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Today was the last of several days of heavy rain in a region parched for most of the last several years, including a bone-dry 2017-18 season of under five inches in downtown Los Angeles and coming after five straight years of under ten inches until the 2016-17 season of nearly twenty. ... Continue Reading →
That’s a Wrap at Mary Picford’s Welcome Home Ball, 16 January 1915
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A little over a century ago, with Charlie Chaplin as her male counterpart in popularity among film stars, Mary Pickford was “America’s Sweetheart.” Actually, she was born Gladys Smith in Toronto, Canada in 1892 and, after her father died at the end of the decade, she, her mother and siblings took... Continue Reading →
Volunteer Spotlight: Julian Spitzzeri
by Steven Dugan What do you do when you’ve been attending Homestead events your whole life, you enjoy history, and the director of the museum happens to be your dad? You join the family business as soon as you are old enough! It is our pleasure to introduce everyone to Julian Spitzzeri, this month’s featured... Continue Reading →
“The Western Empire State”: A Report of the Senate Judiciary Committee on California Statehood, 15 January 1849
by Paul R. Spitzzeri After the seizure of the Mexican department of Alta California by American forces, concluded after the Battle of Los Angeles on 9 January 1847 (after which William Workman helped bring out the flag of truce) and then subject to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo of 2 January 1848, discussion began about... Continue Reading →