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.
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fiction Book Club - Bestsellers of the 1920s, Session 3 of 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
- Jan 12
Female Justice: Hattie Woolsteen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Evolution of Christmas: Selling the Holiday in Los Angeles, 1874
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the mid-1870s, greater Los Angeles was at the peak of its first significant and sustained growth boom, which began several years prior. As its population rose and economy grew, its commerce reflected the good times, including more choices for residents with their consumer spending. More generally, Christmas was moving up... Continue Reading →
Through the Viewfinder: A Snapshot of Figueroa and Tenth Streets, Los Angeles, ca. 1914
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the recent resurgence of what, in the these days of initializing virtually everything, is now deemed not to be downtown Los Angeles, but DTLA, one of the busiest and liveliest areas of the central core of the City of Angels is the area generally bounded by Interstate 10 to the... Continue Reading →
La La Landscapes: A New Donation of Photos Taken by Lemuel S. Ellis and William H. Fletcher, Los Angeles and Altadena, 1880s/1890s
by Paul R. Spitzzeri One of the most gratifying aspects of this blog is when people get in contact to say that a post connected them to their family history, told them something new about the community in which they live, or helped them in their research, among some prominent examples. Yesterday’s post by Zac... Continue Reading →
“Los Cancioneros Acosta”: A Forgotten Page of Los Angeles’ Musical History, 1923-1933
by Zac Salem Note: Zac Salem came across a post on this blog from the beginning of this year highlighting very rare late 1920s posters advertising Mexican entertainment at theaters in the Plaza area of downtown Los Angeles. He contacted the Homestead to tell us of his long-standing interest in Mexican music during that period... Continue Reading →