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.
- May 17
Friends & Family Picnic & Car Show at the Homestead Museum
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Suffrage & Women's Rights, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Paper Preservation Workshop
“Los Angeles Is All Right, My God, Sir!”: Two Photos of Los Angeles City Treasurer William H. Workman and Staff, 1903
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Within the last couple of weeks, the brothers Henry and David Workman, both successful in the legal field with the former once with the state attorney general’s office and then in private practice and the later starting off in the private world before becoming a long-time Los Angeles County Superior Court... Continue Reading →
That’s a Wrap with a Publicity Photo of Actor Lloyd Hughes, ca. 1929
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Years ago, the Homestead sponsored a silent film series and one of the features was The Lost World, a 1925 classic based on a 1912 story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. The First National Pictures release was a sensation as its story of dinosaurs returned to the modern... Continue Reading →
Take It On Faith: Pastor Paul Rader, Sister Aimee’s Stand-In at the Angelus Temple, Los Angeles, March 1926
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Several posts in this blog have covered the remarkable and power Sister Aimee McPherson, the charismatic and controversial founder and minister of the Foursquare Gospel Church at its Angelus Temple in Los Angeles for many years. McPherson, a rare example of a woman at the head of a religious organization of... Continue Reading →
Temples of Trade: Financing the Great Republic Life Building, Los Angeles, 26 March 1923
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In summer 1917, Walter P. Temple and his family were the beneficiaries of an astounding stroke of good fortune. Oil stumbled upon by eldest child, Thomas, three years earlier on the steep hillside of a 60-acre property Temple purchased in 1912 from the estate of Elias J. “Lucky” Baldwin and which... Continue Reading →