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 - The Birth of Noir, Session 2 of 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Victorian Fan-Making Workshop
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
It's All Relative: Researching Family History, Session 2 of 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Women: Politics, Religion, & Vocation, Session 3 of 3
East San Gabriel Valley Plan Collaboration with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department
by Paul R. Spitzzeri The Homestead is pleased to be collaborating with the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Department on its East San Gabriel Valley Plan project, one of eleven planning areas for unincorporated communities within the county plan process. The long-range vision looks at smart growth; community services and infrastructure; a strong and diverse... Continue Reading →
Alcatraz Island and the Workman and Temple Families, Part Ten
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A significant phase in the protracted history of efforts to foment a claim to Alcatraz Island by those who professed a legal interest basically came to an end in October 1916, when William W. Jenkins died at the age of 81. Notably, a few months prior to that, Edmund Burke, the... Continue Reading →
Alcatraz Island and the Workman and Temple Families, Part Nine
by Paul R. Spitzzeri After several years of dispute over the failed contract between Los Angeles lawyer Edmund Burke and the trio of Alcatraz Island claimants, William W. Jenkins, Angelo K. Moropoulos, and John H. Temple, who hired him to press the claim forward, the latter sued the former for the return of the original... Continue Reading →
Alcatraz Island and the Workman and Temple Families, Part Eight
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In early January 1905, John Downey Harvey, nephew and heir of longtime Alcatraz Island claimant, former California governor John G. Downey, received a detailed Abstract of Title on the island from a San Francisco abstract company, based on records located in that city. Based on that matter of source material, the... Continue Reading →