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.
Fiction Book Club - Then it got worse..., Session 2 of 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Moving to the Siberia of Mexico: The Workman and Temple Families and their Migration to Mexican California
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Female Justice: Lea Delmon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fiction Book Club - Then it got worse..., Session 3 of 3
“Mr. Los Angeles”: A Press Photo of Joseph Scott, 10 July 1925
by Paul R. Spitzzeri He’s another one of those forgotten names who was once a major figure in the legal, political, and religious realms of Los Angeles and even his 8-foot bronze statue, placed in a position of prominence on Grand Avenue in front of the Los Angeles County courthouse, was moved to a less... Continue Reading →
Confronting Regional History Controversies: Jonathan Temple and the 1836 Vigilance Committee in Los Angeles
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Earlier this week, the Los Angeles Times published an article concerning an ongoing reevaluation at the University of Southern California of the memorializing of key early figures in the institution’s founding and development. A recent repost on our social media platforms here referenced long-time USC president Rufus von KleinSmid in connection to... Continue Reading →
Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Whittier Earthquake of 8 July 1929
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Many of us clearly remember the Whittier Narrows earthquake of 1 October 1987, which registered 5.9 on the Richter scale and the destruction that was wrought by that shaker, especially in places like Uptown Whittier which is filled with historic houses and commercial structures dating back to the late 19th and... Continue Reading →
Portrait Gallery: Los Angeles County Surveyor and Los Angeles City Engineer Harry F. Stafford and His Wife Charlotte, 1886-1888
by Paul R. Spitzzeri In the Homestead’s fairly substantial collection of portrait photographs from greater Los Angeles dating from about 1870 to 1930, there are a very few that show the subject’s vocation, but tonight’s highlighted artifacts from the museum’s holdings include one such view. It is a striking studio image of Harry Fritsch Stafford... Continue Reading →