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.
Sunday Picnic - Family Ties
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - U.S. History: Race, Gender, & Modernity, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
White Glove Workshop: The Basics of Textile Conservation
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Fiction Book Club: History Mash-Up, Session 1 of 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Games People Play: “Baseball Magazine”, May 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri At this still-early stage of the 2019 major league baseball campaign, the Dodgers are playing great ball, holding a 5 1/2 game lead in the National League West Division and just behind the American League’s Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins for the best record in the big leagues. Barring injury, the... Continue Reading →
“Promise of Fruitful Accomplishment”: The Museum Graphic, Los Angeles Museum, May 1927
by Paul R. Spitzzeri On 6 November 1913, the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art opened at the east end of Exposition Park, becoming the first museum in the city to open its doors. While history was first in order, future decades brought about a split in the institution, notably when the art... Continue Reading →
Working the Land: A Farmhand’s Letter from El Monte, 18 May 1884
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Usually, when the agricultural history of greater Los Angeles (and, really, anywhere else) is written, it is either in general terms or, if individuals enter into it, from the perspective of farmers and producers. It is pretty rare to find first-hand accounts of farm work from the vantage point of the... Continue Reading →
On This Day: A Letter from J. Perry Worden to Walter P. Temple, 17 May 1926
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Reference has been made in several posts on this blog to James Perry Worden (1868-1945), a PhD holder and historian who was hired by Walter P. Temple in the early 1920s on a book on the Workman and Temple families that never materialized despite the fact that Worden was on Temple’s... Continue Reading →