Research Library

In addition to historic books in our collection (pre-1930), we also have a focused Research Library containing around 2,500 volumes with strengths in museum studies, architecture, interior decoration and decorative arts, and local history, in addition to research files organized by "People," "Places," and "Subjects." 


Schedule an Appointment

Appointments are required to view items from the collection or to use the Research Library, and can be made by contacting Museum Director Paul Spitzzeri at (626) 968-8492 or


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 Left:Touring Topics magazine, December 1925. Right: Stereoview, Pico House hotel.
From the Homestead Museum Collection.