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2018-04-2812-40-28D4S_8129Books can connect us with history in new and exciting ways. Each fiction and non-fiction book club series focuses on a subject that relates to the history of the Los Angeles region between 1830 and 1930. Museum staff will occasionally share items from the museum's collection that pertain to the subject of a book.

We ask that participants read the assigned book in time for each meeting.

 


Non-Fiction Book Club

Women: Politics, Religion, & Vocation

Friday, February 1
Friday, March 1
Friday, April 5

February 1: Women of Valor: Clara Barton and the Civil War by Stephen B. Oates

March 1: Seneca Falls and Origins of the Women's Rights Movement by Sally Gregory McMillen

April 5: Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America by Matthew Avery Sutton

 

 


Fiction Book Club

The Birth of Noir

Wednesday, February 20
Wednesday, March 20
Wednesday, April 19


• 7 to 9 p.m.
• Free; space is limited and advance registration is recommended.Click HERE to reserve your spot.

February 20: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

March 20: The Kept Girl by Kim Cooper

April 17: Double Indemnity by James M. Cain

 

 


 Past Book Club Themes

 

Fiction:

Fall 2018: WWI in Different Mediums 

Summer 2018: A Fantastical Look at California 

 

Non-Fiction:

Fall 2018: Varied Views of Los Angeles

Summer 2018: California's Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture

Nonfiction Book Club - Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 3 of 3

Friday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • Date: 12/07/2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Introduction: Free; advance registration is recommended and begins August 24.
  • 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Free; space is limited and advance registration is recommended starting August 24.

October 5: Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California by Frances Dinkelspiel

November 2: Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of Its Mexican Past by William Deverell

December 7: The King and Queen of Malibu: The True Story of the Battle for Paradise by David K. Randall

Books can connect us with history in new and exciting ways. Each series below focuses on a subject that relates to the Homestead's areas of interpretation, often focusing on the Los Angeles region between 1830 and 1930. Participants are encouraged to exchange ideas and share opinions and critiques of various fiction and non-fiction works.

Space for each club is limited. Please call (626) 968-8492 or e-mail us to check availability. We ask that participants read the assigned book in time for each meeting.

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