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Behind-the-Scenes Tours homestead_11-3-14-1064-Edit
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20

• Tours depart both days at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
• Free; tour sizes are limited and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis

What's in the basement you ask? This tour will show you! See basements and other areas that are seldom seen by the public.

Hour-long tours are free, but space on each tour is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: The tour includes multiple staircases that cannot accommodate visitors with limited mobility.

 

Family Picnic Day Language of Flowers Activity_2.11.18
Sunday, May 27,
 12 to 4 p.m.

• Free; no reservation required.

• Traditional picnic setups only (no umbrellas, pop-ups, grills, radios, or access to electricity).

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Celebrate with yours at the Homestead! Bring a picnic to enjoy on the beautiful grounds of the museum, play games, make crafts, and take a tour of our historic houses. Enjoy a special performance of Proposin', a one-act play, at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m on the Workman House porch!
 

*Please note that food will not be for sale at this event. And please, no alcohol or pets.
 

Summer Picnic Summer Picnic Publicity Shot
Sunday, July 1, 12 to 4 p.m.

• Free; no reservation required.

• Traditional picnic setups only (no umbrellas, pop-ups, grills, radios, or access to electricity).

Kick off the summer with a variety of games, crafts, and other activities on our beautiful grounds. Bring your own picnic and relax on the West Lawn next to La Casa Nueva, our 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion. 

*Please note that food will not be for sale at this event. And please, no alcohol or pets.

 

Sorrowful Soirée 96.11.7 John H. Temple funeral - casket carried to mausoleum, c. April 1926
Sunday, October 28, 12 to 4 p.m.

Explore the Homestead in a new way at our very first Sorrowful Soirée. Learn about traditions and changes in death and mourning practices over time, as experienced by the Workman and Temple families and others who lived in Los Angeles.

Free; traditional picnic setups only.

 

Journey's End Reading Event
Sunday, November 11, 2 to 5 p.m.

Commemorate Remembrance Day with a special live reading of the play Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff. This moving portrayal of life in the trenches in WWI follows a group of British officers on the front line, in a dugout in the trenches in France.

Free; advance registration is recommended and begins September 28.

 

Christmas Calamities: A Living History Tour
Sunday, December 2

Details TBA!
 

A Weekend of Holiday Merriment
Saturday & Sunday, December 8 & 9, 12 to 4 p.m. both days

Free; traditional picnic setups only.