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.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop, Session 1 of 2
It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop, Session 2 of 2
On This Day: The Birthday of Jonathan Temple (1796-1866), Part Two
by Paul R. Spitzzeri By the end of the Mexican-American War and the seizure of California by the United States, Jonathan Temple had been a resident of Los Angeles for twenty years, building a successful store, acquiring valuable property in the town and outside it, and establishing himself as a prominent citizen. This trajectory continued... Continue Reading →
What’s In a Name?
by Steven Dugan Genealogists often stumble upon unique naming patterns in their research. These patterns can shed light on family traditions, beliefs, and cultural history. Genealogist Donna Przecha says that when genealogists track surnames, they are doing so in order to connect people who are related. Given names, however, are more personal and chosen with... Continue Reading →
Sharing Local History During ABC7 News’ “In the Neighborhood” Segment in La Puente
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Though it appears to be apocryphal, a quote attributed to Pop artist Andy Warhol is now firmly entrenched: “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” Whether Warhol uttered the sentence or not, it will likely never come close to being true and, for me early this morning, I... Continue Reading →
Staff Spotlight: Nora Roeder
by Steven Dugan Internships provide students with invaluable experience as they put their education and training to use working in their desired field. Among the Homestead’s current paid staff, many got their start in the museum field working as an intern. Our summer intern, Nora Roeder, came to us through a Collections Management program at... Continue Reading →