Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum [CA]
The Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum consists of three historic sites—the 1870s Workman House; 1927 Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, La Casa Nueva; and El Campo Santo, a historic private cemetery. La Casa Nueva has been returned to its 1928 appearance, and is used to present southern California history between 1830 and 1930. The residence's art tile and stained glass work are of note. The interior of the Workman House has yet to be restored. The cemetery contains the remains of Pio Pico (1801-1894), last governor of Mexican California.
La Casa Nueva offers period rooms and guided tours. The Workman House offers guided tours. El Campo Sancto offers self-guided tours. The museum also offers guided tours for students, a 10-day 4th grade curriculum unit, a junior curator camp, research library access, and a picnic area. Two weeks advance notice is required for groups of 10 or more. Groups may reserve the picnic area. Tours can be customized to fit visitor interests. Appointments are required for library access.