The Homestead Museum is a six-acre historic site featuring two remarkable houses and one of the oldest private cemeteries in Southern California. Once owned by the Workman and Temple families, the site was opened as a museum in 1981 by the City of Industry.

The Homestead Museum strives to create advocates for history through the stories of greater Los Angeles from 1830, when this was a remote frontier area of Mexico, through 1930, when it became a major metropolitan region. The Homestead Blog features posts about people, places, and events connected to the history we explore. Think of it as an encyclopedia of greater Los Angeles history!

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You can also browse more broadly by categories found in the blog’s navigation bar including Biographies, Film, Crime & Law, and Agriculture.

The Homestead Museum’s historic collection includes approximately 30,000 artifacts. You can read about strengths of our collection here and learn how to search for items in our online database. We welcome use of our collection by researchers of all ages and backgrounds. Questions? Send an e-mail to info@homesteadmuseum.org.