Join the HSSC Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Homestead Museum and Rowland House on March 19, 2016.
10:00 am-11:30 am Tour the Homestead Museum
The six-acre site features the Workman House, an 1870s country home constructed around an 1840s adobe built by William and Nicolasa Workman, La Casa Nueva, a 1920s Spanish Colonial Revival mansion noted for its architectural crafts, built by the Workmans’ grandson Walter Temple and his wife, Laura; and El Campo Santo, one of the region’s oldest private cemeteries, containing the remains of Pío Pico, the last governor of Mexican California, and many other prominent pioneer families.
The tour will include visiting the basements in both the Workman House and La Casa Nueva, the second floor in the Workman House, and storage rooms with archival material, including artifacts owned by the HSSC and temporarily housed at the Homestead. If time permits, we will also visit El Campo Santo.
11:30 am-11:45 am Drive 1.2 miles to the Rowland House
11:45 am-12:45 pm Tour the Rowland House
The Rowland House is an 1855 Greek Revival residence and is the oldest surviving brick building in southern California. John Rowland co-led a group of about sixty-five persons who came over the Old Spanish Trail in late 1841 and, with Workman, owned Rancho La Puente, comprising nearly 50,000-acres of the eastern San Gabriel Valley. The center of cattle ranching and farming for several decades, the Rowland House remained in family hands for over a century. Now owned by the La Puente Valley Historical Society and closed since 1990, the home has had exterior renovations done in recent years and this tour is a rare opportunity to see this remarkable landmark.
1:00pm No-host lunch at Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant (optional)
Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum
15415 Don Julian Rd, City of Industry, CA 91745
16021 East Gale Avenue, City of Industry, CA 91745
Casa Blanca Mexican Restaurant
15922 Gale Ave, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
$20 non-members, $10 members (email firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code)
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Refunds available until March 11, 2016
Parking is free at each location
Tour is limited to 30
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