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: Lea Delmon
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fiction Book Club - Then it got worse..., Session 3 of 3
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Nonfiction Book Club - Suffrage & Women's Rights, Session 1 of 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Female Justice: Clara Phillips
That’s a Plan: “The Community Builder” Magazine, August 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri As greater Los Angeles radically transformed from a remote frontier region to a major metropolis and suburban hub of the American Southwest during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a key component to that dramatic change was the advent of professionalized urban and regional planning, at the city and county... Continue Reading →
Making a Statement: An Assets and Liabilities Statement for the Temple Townsite Company as of 1 August 1925
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Walter P. Temple, the highly fortunate beneficiary of a small fortune derived from 1917 onward from oil found on his Montebello-area ranch by his young son, Thomas, worked with his friend and business manager, Milton Kauffman, to move into real estate development within a couple of years. As greater Los Angeles... Continue Reading →
Treading the Boards: A Program for Oscar Wilde’s “Salome” at the Potboiler Art Theatre, Los Angeles, 30-31 July 1926
by Paul R. Spitzzeri Another one of the many interesting and notable developments of the growth of the arts in greater Los Angeles in the first few decades of the 20th century was through the “little theater movement,” in which the amateur theater sprung up, as it did throughout the United States, during the 1910s... Continue Reading →
That’s a Wrap/Portrait Gallery: Actor and Director Frank E. Montgomery, ca. 1914
by Paul R. Spitzzeri As has been mentioned here several times, Josephine Marie Workman (1882-1977), granddaughter of Homestead founders William and Nicolasa Workman through their son José Manuel and his wife Josephine Belt, was a highly successful silent film actress under the stage name of Princess Mona Darkfeather from 1909-1917 with her peak popularity being... Continue Reading →