Calendar of Events

 

2016

 

DECEMBER

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Race & Ethnicity Series, Session 3 of 3
Friday, December 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

Maker Day: Holiday Cards 
Saturday, December 3, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome
Drop by our Gallery and make your own holiday card inspired by objects from our collection. 

 

Victorian Feasts: Holiday Foods from Dickens' England to Frontier California 
Sunday, December 4, 12, 2, and 4 p.m.
$8 adults; $6 students/seniors (55+)
Advance registration is recommended beginning October 28
The work of Charles Dickens contains vivid descriptions of good meals, and disgusting details of bad ones! Culinary historian Richard Foss discusses what the diet of Victorian England was like, how it changed during Dickens’ lifetime, and similarities and differences that were found in California. Online sales have ended. Please call for availability.

 

Holiday Merriment 
Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; traditional picnics welcome
How has Christmas in Los Angeles changed from the days of the Mexican ranchos through the 1920s? See for yourself at the Homestead this season with self-guided tours of the houses, crafts, music, visiting with Santa Claus, and more!

 

Maker Day: Christmas Coasters 
Saturday, December 17, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome
Drop by our Gallery to craft your own coasters (perfect for gift-giving!) using cut-outs of historic images and prints.

 

Silent Films & Cider 
Sunday, December 18, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome
Watch a collection of holiday-inspired silent films and enjoy hot cider in the Gallery. 

 

 


 

 

Past Events
 

JANUARY
 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, January 16 & 17, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Curious Cases - Revolutionaries or Ruffians:
The Massacre of Sheriff James Barton and Posse, 1857 

Sunday, January 24, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended

 

FEBRUARY

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Politics & Presidents Series, Session 1 of 3 
Friday, February 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advanced registration is recommended

 

White Glove Workshop: Custom-Made Enclosures 
Saturday, February 6, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended

 

Special Lecture! Eternity Street: Violence and Justice in Frontier Los Angeles 
Saturday, February 6, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 1 of 2 
Saturday, February 20, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended

 

MARCH

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Politics & Presidents Series, Session 2 of 3 
Friday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 2 of 2 
Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, March 12 & 13, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

All About Cowboys
Wednesday, March 30, 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
This program is ideal for children ages 2 to 6
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

APRIL

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Politics & Presidents Series, Session 3 of 3 
Friday, April 1, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended

 

Lecture Series - Both Sides of the Silver Screen: 
Michael Mortilla on Composing for Silent Film

Sunday, April 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended

 

Victorian Fair 
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

MAY

 

Victorian Fair 
Saturday & Sunday, April 30 & May 1, from 1 to 5 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

Pickling Workshop 
Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration recommended starting April 2

 

Curious Cases - Battle in a Box Canyon: The Lugo Case of 1851
Sunday, May 15, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting April 3

 

Special Lecture - Right Before Your Eyes: The Kizh Gabrieleño Indians 
Sunday, May 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting April 10

 

JUNE

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Film Series, Session 1 of 3 
Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended starting April 22

 

First Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, June 5, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

JULY

 

First Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, July 3, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Film Series, Session 2 of 3 
Friday, July 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended

 

Lecture Series - Both Sides of the Silver Screen: 
Cari Beauchamp on Women in Early Film
Sunday, July 10, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting May 29

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Summer Craft Activity: Decorate a Pinwheel 
Wednesday, July 27, 1 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome

 

AUGUST

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Film Series, Session 3 of 3 
Friday, August 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

First Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, August 7, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

Curious Cases - Cleaning House in the Calaboose: The Mass Lynchings of 1863 
Sunday, August 14, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting July 3

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Chile Roasting Workshop 
Saturday, September 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended starting July 30

 

First Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, September 4, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservations required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 1 of 2 
Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended starting July 30

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 2 of 2 
Saturday, September 24, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended starting July 30

 

OCTOBER

 

Ticket to the Twenties Festival 
Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, from 3 to 7 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Race & Ethnicity Series, Session 1 of 3
Friday, October 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended starting August 26

 

Nosferatu w/ composer Michael Mortilla at the Hacienda Heights Community Center 
Saturday, October 8, 7:00 p.m.
Free; seating is available first-come, first-served

 

Curious Cases - Third Strike on All-Strangler's Day: 
The Lynching of Michel Lachenais, 1870
Sunday, October 16, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free, reservations are recommended starting September 4

 

Beyond the Grave Tours
Sunday, October 23, at 12, 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.
$6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, & children (age 2 and under are free)
Reservations are recommended starting September 11

 

NOVEMBER

 

History Book Club at the Homestead: Race & Ethnicity Series, Session 2 of 3
Friday, November 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

Lecture Series - Both Sides of the Silver Screen:   
Dana Driskel on Film Preservation
Sunday, November 6, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting September 25

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, November 12 & 13, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Tours in Spanish are offered on the 13th at 2:30 & 3:30 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Nature with the Kizh 
Saturday, November 19, 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended starting October 8