American attitudes toward death changed dramatically from the 1840s, when the Workman family built their home, through the 1920s, when the Temples built La Casa Nueva next door in Industry.
The Homestead Museum will explore these changes as experienced by the two families and includes a visit to El Campo Santo, the private cemetery established by the Workman family in the 1850s. Tours will be offered hourly from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1, 2.
The hour-long tours are free, but reservations are recommended because space is limited. This tour can accommodate visitors with limited mobility and is recommended for ages 9 and up.
For information about any of these programs, or reservations, call (626) 968-8492.
The sound of trumpets and drums, the whirl of dancers, the low purr of a classic car as it
cruises by, the smell of popcorn with a hint of autumn in the air – all these sights and sounds could only mean one thing – it’s time for the Rowland Heights Buckboard Days Parade!
One of the community’s longest traditions, the 37th annual Buckboard Days Parade will march down the streets of Rowland Heights on Saturday. The parade begins at 9 a.m. led by the parade’s Grand Marshal, Assemblyman Bob Huff.
The parade will begin at the intersection of Nogales Street and Colima Road,
then head east on Colima Rd., north on Banida Ave., and then end at Rowland Heights County Park.
Highlights of the parade will include the marching bands from Rowland and Nogales High Schools, dance and cheer squads, classic cars and floats from businesses and community organizations.
The parade’s theme this year is “Reaching out to Our Neighbors,” celebrating our multi-cultural community. Trophies for the best band, float, car and other entries will be presented immediately following the parade at the Fall Family Festival at Rowland Heights County Park.
The Buckboard Days Parade is organized by the Rowland Heights Parade Committee and sponsored by Aera Energy, Bob’s Towing, Supervisor Don Knabe, Lewis and Company, and First General Bank.
For more information about the parade contact Don Delegal at 626/964-4414.
Come to Rowland Heights on Saturday, Oct. 25, for one of the community’s longest-running traditions.
The Buckboard Days Parade and Fall Festival will feature marching bands from across the region, festive floats from local businesses and organizations, classic car clubs, and so much more.
The Kiwanis pancake breakfast will kick off the festivities before the parade at 7 a.m.
The parade will be followed by the Fall Festival at Rowland Heights Park.
Parade route begins at Nogales Street and Colima Road, heads east on Colima Road, then north on Banida Avenue and ends at Rowland Heights County Park, 1500 Banida Ave. For information, call (626) 964-4414.