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On this Day: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and Reaction in Los Angeles, 14 April 1865

by Paul R. Spitzzeri On this day in 1865, just five days after the Confederate surrender at Appommatox, Virginia ended the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Volunteer Spotlight: John Hasha

by Steven Dugan This month’s Volunteer Spotlight is bittersweet, as we are saying goodbye to John Hasha, a Homestead administrative volunteer since 2002 who recently relocated to the Fontana/Banning area. … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Homestead’s 2017 Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In my 29 years at the Homestead (I’m struck by just having typed that–29 years!), I’ve had the great fortune to work with hundreds of volunteers … Continue reading

April 12, 2017 · 1 Comment

Time Capsule Tuesday: City of Industry-Area Aerial Photo #1

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In June, the City of Industry, which owns and funds the Homestead, will be celebrating its 60th anniversary with a “Taste of the Town” event; a … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Homestead’s World War I Exhibit Now on View!

by Paul R. Spitzzeri With yesterday marking the centennial of America’s entry in World War I, some of my colleagues at the museum executed and mounted a great exhibit on … Continue reading

April 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

On This Day: America Enters World War I, 6 April 1917

by Paul R. Spitzzeri After nearly three years of vowing to remain neutral in “The Great War” consuming much of Europe and in the face of increasing aggression from Germany, … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Another Temple Family Donation: A Cache of Letters, 1917-1944

by Paul R. Spitzzeri The support of the Homestead by members of the Workman and Temple family members is one of the most gratifying parts about working at this special … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · Leave a comment