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.
Female Justice: Hattie Woolsteen
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Photo Preservation Workshop
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - American Presidents, Session 1 of 3
Flirting with History
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Transformations in Transition: Challenges for People and Place in Los Angeles, 1830-1880
by Paul R. Spitzzeri This morning, the Homestead hosted the first of two workshops for teachers organized with the UCLA History-Geography Project, an initiative launched in the early 1990s with the expressed purpose of “collaborating with teachers to make history relevant and empowering for students. A Framework Alignment utilizes the CLIC concept embodying Content, Literary,... Continue Reading →
The 19th Amendment Centennial: “What President Wilson Says,” 1917
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the long campaign to give American women the right to vote, the issue of suffrage gained significant ground at the state level, especially in the West. It was in the territories that the first successes were struck, beginning with Wyoming in 1869 and then Utah following the next year. Washington... Continue Reading →
Portrait Gallery: Ernesto Tomás Yorba, ca. 1875
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In sparsely populated pre-American California, referred to once as the “Siberia of Mexico,” the familial connections between the Californios were often very complicated with intermarriage providing all kinds of tightly held bonds. This often extended to some of the earliest Anglo arrivals in the area, including the Workman and Temple families, and... Continue Reading →
Treading the Boards: “Unequalled Vaudeville” at the Pantages Theater, Los Angeles, 21 January 1911
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A post on this blog in October 2018 concerning the 1929 sexual assault trial of Alexander Pantages, accused of an attack on teenage dancer Eunice Pringle led to a presentation last fall on the topic. A surprising and vital last-minute addition to the discussion was the participation of Marcy Worthington, the... Continue Reading →