Romance of the Ranchos at Homestead Museum in Hacienda Heights

Visitors can experience the “Romance of the Ranchos” at The Homestead Museum to experience life on an early California rancho from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 3. Admission is free.

Activities include mariachis, demonstrations, historic house tours, crafts and more.

The Rancho La Puente was once nearly 49,000 acres. The Homestead Museum sits on six acres of the original property. This is a festival for life in the area between the 1840s and 1860s.

Living history characters include Don Pio Pico, the last governor of Mexican California, who will be portrayed by Roberto Garza.

Music and dancing will be provided by Mariachi Monumental de America and Dogtown Filharmonik, as well as colorful folklorico dancers.

Rancho life will be represented through exhibits, blacksmith, rope making, pottery demonstrations, woodcarvers and an expert roper.

The Homestead Museum is at 15415 East Don Julian Road in the City of Industry. For information, call (626) 968-8492 or visit

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