Calendar of Events

The Homestead Museum offers a variety of special events, tours, and programs throughout the year, listed here in chronological order.

For more information, simply click on the program names (in green).

 

Please note: The museum will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, December 24 and 25, in observance of Christmas, and Wednesday and Thursday, December 31 and January 1, for the new year.

 

2015

 

JANUARY

Bead Workshop  
Saturday, January 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) & students (12+)
Advance registration recommended, starting December 13

 

Curious Cases - The Safe End of the Rope: The Alvitre/Brown Affair of 1855
Sunday, January 25, 2 to 4 p.m.
Admission is free
Reservations are recommended, starting December 13

 

FEBRUARY

The Edge Book Club: The Roaring Twenties series, 1 of 3
Friday, February 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for three sessions
Advance registration is recommended, starting December 20

 

White Glove Workshop: Caring for Textiles 
Saturday, February 7, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended, starting December 20

 

Chamber Music in Historic Sites, by the Da Camera Society
Saturday, February 8, 1, 3, & 5 p.m.
Visit the Da Camera Society website for more information and tickets

 

It's All Relative, workshop 1 of 2: Researching Family History 
Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For 2 sessions: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration recommended, starting January 10

 

MARCH

The Edge Book Club: The Roaring Twenties series, 2 of 3 
Friday, March 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for three sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting December 20

 

It's All Relative, workshop 2 of 2: Researching Family History 
Saturday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For 2 sessions: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration recommended, starting January 10

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours
Saturday & Sunday, March 14 & 15, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

APRIL

The Edge Book Club: The Roaring Twenties series, 3 of 3 
Friday, April 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration is recommended, starting December 20 

 

All About Cowboys 
Wednesday, April 8, 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
This program is ideal for children ages 2 to 6 
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Viticulture in California: Lecture 1 of 3 - Linda Mollno
Sunday, April 12, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting March 2

 

Romance of the Ranchos Festival
Saturday & Sunday, April 25 & 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

MAY

White Glove Workshop: Caring for Paper
Saturday, May 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration recommended, starting April 3

 

Curious Cases: Widening the Breach: The Jenkins/Ruiz Incident of 1856
Sunday, May 17
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting April 3

 

JUNE

The Edge Book Club: Aviation series, 1 of 3
Friday, June 5, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting April 24

 

Ain't We Got Fun?
Wednesday, June 10
, 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served
This program is ideal for children ages 2 to 6

 

Lace-making Workshop
Saturday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration recommended, starting April 24

 

Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Nature with the Kizh
Saturday, June 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting April 24

 

JULY

The Edge Book Club: Aviation series, 2 of 3
Friday, July 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting April 24

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours  
Saturday & Sunday, July 18 & 19, 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; tour sizes are limited and space is available first-come, first-served

 

Viticulture in California: Lecture 2 of 3 - Frances Dinkelspiel
Sunday, July 26, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting June 12

 

AUGUST

The Edge Book Club: Aviation series, 3 of 3
Friday, August 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting April 24

 

Curious Cases: Of All Nationalities: The Chinese Massacre of 1871
Sunday, August 16
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting July 3

 

SEPTEMBER

Why Care About California?
Sunday, September 13
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting August 2

 

Ticket to the Twenties Festival
Saturday & Sunday, date TBD, from 3 to 7 p.m. both days
Free—but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

OCTOBER

The Edge Book Club: California Water & Waterways series, 1 of 3
Friday, October 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting August 21

 

All About Cowboys
Wednesday, October 14, from 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served
Ideal for children ages 2 to 6

 

Curious Cases: Die Damned Quick: The Lynching at Workman Mill, 1874
Sunday, October 18
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting September 4

 

Beyond the Grave Tours
Sunday, October 25, tours depart every 30 minutes from 1 to 5 p.m.
$6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, & children (ages 2 and under are free)
Reservations recommended, starting September 4

 

NOVEMBER

Viticulture in California Lecture: Lecture 3 of 3 - Paul Spitzzeri & Robert Barron
Sunday, November 1, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting September 18

 

The Edge Book Club: California Water & Waterways series, 2 of 3
Friday, November 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting August 21

 

         Behind-the-Scenes Tours
         Saturday & Sunday, November 7 & 8, 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
         Free; tour sizes are limited and space is available first-come, first-served

 

Wreath-making Workshop
Saturday, November 1410 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$25 adults; $20 for seniors & students 
Advance registration recommended, starting October 2
 
Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Nature with the Kizh
Saturday, November 2110 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; reservations recommended, starting October 2

 

DECEMBER

The Edge Book Club: California Water & Waterways series, 3 of 3
Friday, December 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
$15 for 3 sessions
Advance registration recommended, starting August 21

 

Holiday Tours
Sundays, December 6 & 13
Tours depart every 30 minutes from 1 to 5 p.m.
$6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, & children (ages 2 and under are free) 
Reservations recommended, starting October 23

 

Ain't We Got Fun?
Wednesday, December 30, 10 to 11 a.m. or 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served
This program is ideal for children ages 2 to 6