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.
Genealogy Basics Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Female Justice: The Disappearance of Yda Hillis Addis
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Paper Preservation Workshop
Fiction Book Club - Then it got worse..., Session 1 of 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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 →
“A Specimen of Longevity”: A Stereoscopic Photograph of Eulalia Pérez de Guillen, San Gabriel, ca. 1877
by Paul R. Spitzzeri It is definitely one of the more remarkable photographs in the Homestead’s collection, showing a very aged woman seated in a simple side chair in a garden outside a two-story house. The caption reads “No. 193. A Specimen of Longevity at San Gabriel Mission, Cal.” but there is no other indication... Continue Reading →
“Appalled by the Dangers of Intemperance”: Report of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union of Southern California, 38th Annual Convention, 18-21 May 1920
by Paul R. Spitzzeri The last two years have included, in the Homestead’s programming, the commemoration of two critical centennials. Last year, it was the enactment of Prohibition through the 18th Amendment to the Constitution and this year it is the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in federal elections.... Continue Reading →