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Ticket to the Twenties Themes: The History of Radio in Los Angeles

by Steven Dugan No one could have imagined the impact radio would have on Americans when KDKA in Pittsburgh went on the air in 1920. Before then, electronic communication in … Continue reading

September 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ticket to the Twenties Themes: Chief Menito and Tourists, Mission San Gabriel, 1920s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri At this weekend’s Ticket to the Twenties festival, exhibits of historic artifacts from the Homestead’s collection will be displayed in the Workman House and La Casa Nueva … Continue reading

September 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Evening at the Soto-Sanchez Adobe in Montebello

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Tonight I attended a function at the Soto-Sanchez Adobe in Montebello, sponsored by the Montebello Historical Society, which has managed the historic site for many years. … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Ticket to the Twenties Themes: Rudolph Valentino’s Body Arrives in Los Angeles, 1926

by Paul R. Spitzzeri One of the themes explored at our upcoming Ticket to the Twenties festival on October 1 & 2 is popular culture and its obsessions with celebrity deaths. … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ticket to the Twenties Themes: Los Angeles City Hall Planning, 1923

by Paul R. Spitzzeri As any city grows, there are certain parts of it that reflect the aspirations and achievements of that community.  It might be parks, schools, commercial buildings, … Continue reading

September 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Staff Spotlight: Isis Quan

The Homestead Museum is excited to welcome Isis Quan to the paid staff as our new Programs Assistant. She’s already a familiar face around the Homestead. For 10 weeks over … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ticket to the Twenties Themes: Prohibition and Eastside Near Beer, ca. 1928

by Paul R. Spitzzeri With the Homestead’s popular festival, Ticket to the Twenties, just eleven days away on October 1 and 2, here’s the first in a series of posts showcasing … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · Leave a comment