Calendar of Events

 

2017

 

 

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 

 

Holiday Maker Days 
Saturdays, December 2, 16, 23, & 30 & Sunday, December 17, 12 to 4 p.m. each day 
Make crafts inspired by our museum's collection and Christmases past in the Homestead Gallery.
Free; all ages welcome

 

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)
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.

Reservations are recommended. Call 626.968.8492 for availability.

 

A Weekend of Holiday Merriment 
Saturday & Sunday, December 9 & 10
, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; no reservations required
How did holiday celebrations 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

 

 


 

2018

 

          JANUARY

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours  
Saturday & Sunday, January 13 & 14, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

From Vine to Glass: An Exploration of Wine, Session 1 of 2
Saturday, January 20, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn the history of wine-making in Los Angeles along with what it takes to establish your own garden vineyard. Advance registration is recommended.
$30 adults for one session, or $50 for both; $25 students/seniors (55+), or $40 for both

 

Curious Cases - Vigilantes and Vengeance: The Alvitre Family and Community Justice, 1853, 1861
Sunday, January 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; reservations are recommended. 

 

FEBRUARY

 

Nonfiction Book Club - Nineteenth-Century America in Broad Brush, Session 1 of 3
Friday, February 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin December 22.

 

White Glove Workshop: Photo Preservation
Saturday, February 3, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended.

 

From Vine to Glass: An Exploration of Wine, Session 2 of 2
Saturday, February 10, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of wine-tasting. Advance registration is recommended.
$30 adults for one session, or $50 for both; $25 students/seniors (55+), or $40 for both

 

Flirting with History
Sunday, February 11, 12 to 4 p.m. 
Free; no reservation required. Traditional picnic setups only.

 

NEW! Fiction Book Club - Hollywood in the Era of Silent Films, Session 1 of 3
Wednesday, February 21, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin January 10.

 

MARCH

 

Nonfiction Book Club - Nineteenth-Century America in Broad Brush, Session 2 of 3
Friday, March 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin December 22.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, March 10 & 11, at 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served

 

Calligraphy Workshop 
Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Beginners welcome; all materials included! Advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin Feb. 2.
$30 adults; $25 students/seniors (55+)

 

NEW! Fiction Book Club - Hollywood in the Era of Silent Films, Session 2 of 3
Wednesday, March 21
, 7 to 9 p.m.

Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin January 10.

 

Chile Workshop: Rancho Days
Saturday, March 24
, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration recommended and sign-ups begin Feb. 9.

$30 adults; $25 students/seniors (55+)
 

 

APRIL

 

Spring Maker Days 
Wed-Sat., March 28-31 & April 4-7, 12:30 to 4 p.m.
Free; all ages welcome

 

Nonfiction Book Club - Nineteenth-Century America in Broad Brush, Session 3 of 3
Friday, April 6, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin December 22.

 

Through the Viewfinder: An Exploration of Early Photography
Sunday, April 8, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

NEW! Fiction Book Club - Hollywood in the Era of Silent Films, Session 3 of 3
Wednesday, April 18
, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin January 10.

 

Ribbon Flower Workshop
Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended and sign-ups begin March 9.
$30 adults; $25 students/seniors (55+)

 

Victorian Fair 
Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, from 1 to 5 p.m. both days
Free, but bring spending money for food and shopping.

 

MAY

 

Curious Cases - “Hang Kewen: He’s the Head of the Firm”: Lawyers of Los Angeles, 1850-1875
Sunday, May 6, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Behind-the-Scenes Tours 
Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 1, 2, 3, & 4 p.m.
Free; space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

 

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

 

JUNE

 

Nonfiction Book Club - California’s Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture, Session 1 of 3
Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

White Glove Workshop
Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended.

 

Chile Workshop: Chili
Saturday, June 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended.
 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, June 20, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

JULY

 

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

 

Through the Viewfinder: An Exploration of Early Photography
Sunday, July 8, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Nonfiction Book Club: California’s Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture, Session 2 of 3
Friday, July 13, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, July 18, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

AUGUST

 

Nonfiction Book Club: California's Nineteenth-Century Economy: The Big Picture, Session 3 of 3
Friday, August 10
, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.
 

Curious Cases
Sunday, August 12, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended. 

 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, August 15
, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Chile Workshop
Saturday, September 1
, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History, Session 1 of 2
Saturday, September 8
, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Ukulele Workshop
Saturday, September 15
, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Advance registration is recommended.

 

It's All Relative: Researching Family History, Session 2 of 2
Saturday, September 22
, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

OCTOBER

 

Nonfiction Book Club: Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 1 of 3
Friday, October 5
, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Ticket to the Twenties
Saturday & Sunday, October 6 & 7
, 3 to 7 p.m. both days
Free; bring spending money for food & shopping!

 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, October 17
, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Curious Cases
Sunday, October 21
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Sorrow Soirée 
Sunday, October 28, 12 to 4 p.m.
Free; tradtional picnic set ups only.

 

NOVEMBER

 

Nonfiction Book Club: Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 2 of 3
Friday, November 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Under the Oak Tree
Saturday, November 3
, 10 to 11 a.m. OR 12:30 to 1 :30 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Through the Viewfinder: An Exploration of Early Photography
Sunday, November 4
, 2 to 4 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, November 14
, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

DECEMBER

 

Nonfiction Book Club: Varied Views of Los Angeles, 1850-1930, Session 3 of 3
Friday, December 7, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.

 

Fiction Book Club
Wednesday, December 19
, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free; advance registration is recommended.