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No Place Like Home in South Los Angeles, ca. 1900s

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Invariably, when people had professional or personal photographs taken up to 1930 (the end of the Homestead’s interpretive period), there were often two typically common images that showed the most prized possesions of these persons:  their houses and their cars. 572 more words

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Solving the Mysteries of Your Family Tree

by Steven Dugan

The family historian relies on many tools to solve the mysteries of a family tree. He or she might be searching for the exact date of birth of an ancestor, so a birth certificate, death certificate, or a copy of their drivers’ license would solve the mystery (even better when all three documents agree!). 715 more words

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Games People Play Motorcycling at Tujunga, 1925

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

Games People Play is a new feature on Museum Director Musings that will look at sports, games and other competitive activities found in greater Los Angeles before 1930. 395 more words

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Moving the Granary - Part Two

The granary has been moved to its new location!

Conservation work on the granary has been completed and it has now been relocated. Work began on the granary in October 2015 when it was moved from its previous location in the car park to a temporary home in the Abbey Barn. 238 more words

At Our Leisure Camping in the San Gabriel Mountains, ca. 1905

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

It is, for many, one of the great local summer pastimes: camping at our beaches, parks and mountains.  This installment of… 396 more words

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No Place Like Home (Then and Now) at a Los Angeles Craftsman, ca. 1905

by Paul R. Spitzzeri

This next installment of No Place Like Home focuses on a nice example of a early 20th-century Craftsman home at the northwest corner of West 21st Street and 5th Avenue in the Mid-City area of Los Angeles.   541 more words

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Spotlight on Summer: Picnic Menus, Part 1

by Jennifer Scerra

“There are as many kinds of picnics as there are people to go on them, places to go, and means of getting there.” …

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