While you can’t visit the museum in person right now, you can take a look at our debut virtual exhibit about Prohibition.
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: The Disappearance of Yda Hillis Addis
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Paper Preservation Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Fiction Book Club - Then it got worse..., Session 1 of 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ragtime, Jazz, & Swing: Early 20th Century Dance & Society
That’s a Wrap: Movie Night at the California Valencia Orange Show, Anaheim, 30 May 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri A recent post here highlighted the 1928 Whittier Avocado Show, the fifth edition of a multi-day exposition to promote what was still considered a novelty fruit (and often derided as an “alligator pear”), though its importance was growing rapidly during the late 1920s. Just several days later, the eighth annual California... Continue Reading →
Getting Schooled: The Puente Union High School Yearbook, Imagaga, 1929
by Paul R. Spitzzeri For graduating high school seniors, this 2019-2020 school year will obviously stand out in history given that the COVID-19 pandemic and school closures meant the challenges of distance learning to close out the last couple months of the academic year and the extraordinary circumstances surrounding drive-through and virtual graduations. Still, the... Continue Reading →
The Unfurling Story of the Homestead’s Grapevines
by Jennifer Scerra How old are the Homestead’s oak trees? How many unmarked graves are in El Campo Santo cemetery? Why are there no photos of Nicolasa Workman? History is all about asking questions to make sense of the past; and boy do we have a lot of questions! One of the most exciting things... Continue Reading →
From the Homestead Kitchen: “Super” Markets in Los Angeles
by Alexandra Rasic One of my favorite things to do when travelling, especially if it’s to another country, is to visit a grocery store or public market. I’ve always liked how different they can be from what feels like a very mundane shopping experience back home: rules might be different (for example, before the pandemic... Continue Reading →