On This Day: The Wedding of F.P.F. Temple and Antonia Margarita Workman, 30 September 1845

by Paul R. Spitzzeri In late June 1841, Pliny Fisk Temple, who'd turned 19 while at sea en route from Boston, arrived at Los Angeles for what apparently was to be a one-year visit in the frontier Mexican pueblo.  When he came to the City of Angels, Pliny made the acquaintance of his half-brother Jonathan... Continue Reading →

Museum Director Musings on a Victorian Christmas Parlor Display at the Workman House

by Paul R. Spitzzeri My colleagues Michelle Villarreal, Melanie Tran and Robert Barron finished up an excellent display today at the Workman House, with a vignette showing a Victorian-era Christmas parlor scene that takes us back in time to the late 19th century. The exhibit features original furniture used by John H. Temple, who owned... Continue Reading →

All in the Family With a Temple Family Donation of Historic Artifacts

by Paul R. Spitzzeri Over our thirty-five years of operation, the Homestead has been fortunate to receive many donations of Workman and Temple family historic artifacts by descendants who want to see these objects preserved and presented to the public. From photographs to letters to furniture to clothing, this growing number of family-related items not... Continue Reading →

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