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.
Christmas Unwrapped: The Stories Behind the Homestead's Holiday Exhibit
- Nov 17
Fiction Book Club - Bestsellers of the 1920s, Session 2 of 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - California and the West: Local, State, & Regional Perspectives, Session 3 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Portrait Gallery: Thomas Workman Temple and Francis Workman Temple, ca. 1856
by Paul R. Spitzzeri We’re so used to snapping photos on our phones for virtually anything that it can be hard to wrap our heads around the fact that, 150 years ago or more, it was uncommon to have more than a few photos of a person taken their entire life. This was because photography... Continue Reading →
Honoring Our Veterans: Sergeant Willliam Workman Temple, 4th Artillery Regiment, U.S. Army, 1880-1884
by Paul R. Spitzzeri As we remember our veterans on this day, which was initially Armistice Day marking the end of the First World War, we recognize the service of another member of the Temple family, William Workman Temple (1851-1917). He was the subject of a “Portrait Gallery” post here back in July 2017, which... Continue Reading →
Through the Viewfinder: Vista Del Mar, the Albert G. Bartlett Estate, Hollywood, 1908
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the first year of the 20th century and as a new growth and development boom shook greater Los Angeles, one of many areas in which suburbanization radiated out from downtown Los Angeles was Hollywood. In the first decade of the century, several prominent figures had large estates in the community,... Continue Reading →
Read All About It in “The Valley Beautiful Magazine,” November 1926
by Paul R. Spitzzeri For a brief period in the mid-1920s, the Valley Beautiful Association made substantial efforts to bring attention to the San Gabriel Valley through beautification, promotion, events and a publication, this latter known as The Valley Beautiful Magazine and which was described as a “Pictorial Historical Magazine” and “devoted to the beautification of... Continue Reading →