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.
Fiction Book Club - History Mash-Up, Session 3 of 3
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
It's All Relative: Researching Family History, Session 1 of 2
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
It's All Relative: Researching Family History, Session 2 of 2
Nonfiction Book Club - California and the West: Local, State, & Regional Perspectives, Session 1 of 3
A Journal by Thomas W. Temple II from the Workman Homestead, July-August 1924, Part Four
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Continuing this post based on the informative and interest entries from Thomas W. Temple II’s journals from his summer vacation back home at the “Workman Homestead Rancho” in late July and early August 1924, we pick up with his writings of 7 August. Thomas began by observing that “yesterday was Agnes’... Continue Reading →
Taking Stock of the Situation: Even More Documents from a Report on California Claims from the Mexican-American War, 8 August 1848
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This fourth part of a post from a fascinating House of Representatives report from August 1848 on transactions made by Lieutenant Colonel John C. Frémont, acting governor of Alta California, recently seized by the United States during the Mexican-American War, takes us further into his agreement with Eulogio de Célis for... Continue Reading →
A Journal by Thomas W. Temple II from the Workman Homestead, July-August 1924, Part Three
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This next part of a post on several entries in a summer journal kept by Thomas W. Temple II in 1924 when home at the “Workman Homestead Rancho” on break from Santa Clara University takes us to the end of July and early August. Much of these breaks included seeing friends... Continue Reading →
Volunteer Spotlight: Cecilia Leung
by Steven Dugan Homestead volunteer Cecilia Leung is featured in this month’s Staff Spotlight. Cecilia joined the volunteer staff in 2018 and quickly got involved helping to decorate and paint rocks that are hidden around the museum grounds for visitors to discover at select programs. Next, she began helping at a variety of special events, including... Continue Reading →