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
Fall Guy: Former Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall at a Pasadena Sanitarium, 7 April 1928
by Paul R. Spitzzeri It was the biggest political scandal of the Roaring Twenties and it resulted in the first felony conviction of a sitting member of a presidential cabinet in American history, though the name Albert B. Fall (1861-1944) wouldn’t be recognized by very many people today. But, the Teapot Dome scandal was an... Continue Reading →
From the Homestead Kitchen: A New Series on LA’s Culinary History and Cooking
by Alexandra Rasic and Gennie Truelock Whether we like it or not, all of us are spending more time in our kitchens these days. Being safer at home means that we are preparing more meals, scrutinizing what we have in our cupboards and freezers, and often improvising to create (what we hope will be) delicious meals and treats... Continue Reading →
Checks and Balances: A Check from the Temple and Workman bank, 6 April 1872
by Paul R. Spitzzeri One of the more remarkable aspects of the history of the Workman and Temple family was the ambitious move by F.P.F. Temple and his father-in-law, William Workman, from ranching and farming in pastoral greater Los Angeles prior to 1868 into the nascent and growing business world of the City of the... Continue Reading →
Treading the Boards: “The Figaro,” a Playbill from the Grand Opera House, Los Angeles, 5 April 1887
by Paul R. Spitzzeri As with so many elements of greater Los Angeles life during the Homestead’s interpretive period of 1830 to 1930, it is remarkable to see how dramatically (!) things transformed in the world of the theater. Though there were stagings of dramatic and comedic performances in private homes prior to 1860, the... Continue Reading →