Calendar of Events

 

2017
 

OCTOBER

 

History Book Club: Vital California Agriculture Series, Session 1 of 3
Friday, October 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

Ticket to the Twenties Festival 
Saturday & Sunday, October 7 & 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

Curious Cases - Hero or Common Criminal: The Tale of Tiburcio Vasquez, 1852-1875
Sunday, October 22, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free, reservations are recommended. Click here to reserve your spot.

 

Beyond the Grave Tours
Sunday, October 29, at 12, 1, 2, 3, and 4 p.m.
$6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, & children (age 2 and under are free)
Reservations are recommended. Click here to reserve your spot.

 

NOVEMBER

 

History Book Club: Vital California Agriculture Series, Session 2 of 3
Friday, November 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended

 

Under the Oak Tree: Exploring Nature with the Kizh 
Saturday, November 4, 10 to 11 a.m. AND 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Free; advance registration is required. Click here to reserve your spot.

 

Grappling with the Great War - Dr. Jennifer D. Keene presents  
Wristwatches, Intelligence Tests, and Hemingway: The Cultural Impact of
World War I on America

Sunday, November 5, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is required. Click here to reserve your spot.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Holiday Edition 
Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 
 

 

DECEMBER

 

History Book Club: Vital California Agriculture Series, Session 3 of 3
Friday, December 1, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

Christmas Calamities: A Living History Tour
Sunday, December 3, Tours depart hourly from 12 to 5 p.m.
$6 for adults; $4 for seniors, students, & children (age 2 and under are free)
Reservations are recommended and can be made starting October 20
Sing, dance, decorate, or cheer on fellow visitors as you immerse yourself in a recreated 1920s Christmas pageant. Enjoy crafts, fresh donuts, and cider before joining costumed characters inside La Casa Nueva, the Temple family's festively decorated home.

 

A Weekend of Holiday Merriment
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10
, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservations required
How did Christmas in Los Angeles change from the days of the Mexican ranchos through the 1920s? See for yourself as you tour our decorated historic houses. Enjoy crafts, music, visiting with Santa Claus, and more! Free; picnics welcome

 

 


 

Past Events

 

          JANUARY

 

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

 

Curious Cases - Sole Suspect: The Murder of General Joshua Bean, 1852 
Sunday, January 29, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

FEBRUARY

 

History Book Club: World War I Series, Session 1 of 3 
Friday, February 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

White Glove Workshop: Basic Textile Cleaning 
Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Calligraphy Workshop
Saturday, February 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 1 of 2 
Saturday, February 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For both sessions: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

MARCH

 

History Book Club: World War I Series, Session 2 of 3 
Friday, March 3, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 2 of 2  
Saturday, March 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
For both sessions: $25 for adults; $20 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Take a Detour From Route 66: Taos to LA
Children's Poetry Workshop @ the Homestead Museum

Saturday, March 25, 10 to 11 a.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed. 

 

Take a Detour From Route 66: Taos to LA @ the Homestead Museum
Saturday, March 25, 2 to 5 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Take a Detour From Route 66: Taos to LA @ the Rowland House
Sunday, March 26, 2 to 4 p.m.

Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

APRIL

 

Spring Maker Days 
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, April 5, 6, & 7, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome

 

History Book Club: World War I Series, Session 3 of 3 
Friday, April 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Grappling with the Great War - Greg Fischer presents La Plaza Abaja: 
The Evolution of Pershing Square

Sunday, April 9, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Ladies Victorian Hat Trimming Workshop  
Saturday, April 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Second workshop added from 2-6 p.m.
$40 for adults; $35 for seniors and students; Reservations are now closed.

 

Victorian Fair 
Saturday & Sunday, April 29 & 30, from 1 to 5 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping

 

MAY

 

Curious Cases - Marshals, Malfeasance, and Murder, 1853-1858
Sunday, May 7, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free. Reservations are now full.

 

Proposin'- A One-Act Comedy
Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m. 
$10 for adults; $8 for seniors/students
Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, May 20 & 21, 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Sunday Picnic
Sunday, May 28, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

JUNE

 

History Book Club: Crime Series, Session 1 of 3
Friday, June 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Victoriana Crochet Workshop 
Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students
Space is limited and reservations are recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

White Glove Workshop: Custom-Made Enclosures 
Saturday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors and students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, June 25, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

JULY

 

Summer Maker Days
Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday in July, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome

 

History Book Club: Crime Series, Session 2 of 3 
Friday, July 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Grappling with the Great War - Edmon J. Rodman & Paul Spitzzeri present  
Searching for Sergeant Kauffman

Sunday, July 9, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended. Reservations are now closed

 

Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, July 30, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. 
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

AUGUST

 

History Book Club: Crime Series, Session 3 of 3 
Friday, August 4, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Curious Cases - More Questions than Answers: The Murder of John Rains, 1862
Sunday, August 13, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, August 27, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Chile Roasting Workshop 
Saturday, September 2, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
$30 for adults; $25 for seniors & students
Advance registration is recommended. Reservations are now closed.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 1 of 2 
Saturday, September 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is required. Reservations are now closed.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History - Workshop 2 of 2 
Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is required. Reservations are now closed.

 

Sunday Picnic 
Sunday, September 24, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservations required. Traditional picnic setups only.