Hero or Common Criminal:
The Tale of Tiburcio Vasquez, 1852-1875

​October 22 2017, 2 - 4:00 p.m.

The Homestead Museum

Case Description

Hero or Common Criminal: the Tale of Tiburcio Vasquez, 1852-1875
Myth and history intermingle in the story of Tiburcio Vasquez, whose criminal career extended some twenty years before he was captured near Los Angeles, convicted, and hanged. Was he a hero to the oppressed Latinos or a common ciminal?

Explore Law and Order in Early Los Angeles
Look at multiple points of view as you explore real cases from the 1800s with surprising connections to today’s headlines. The Homestead’s Director, Paul Spitzzeri, will share primary source material related to each case to help inform the discussion. Admission is free. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended. Call or visit our website for more information.

Ticket Information
General Admission
Sale Ends: Oct 20, 2017 9:00 AM PDT
This reserves a spot, but not a particular seat. Seating is first-come, first-served. Doors open at 1:45 p.m.
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Sale Ended
Museum Location
The Homestead Museum
15415 East Don Julian, City of Industry, CA 91745, United States
About the Homestead
The Homestead Museum

The Homestead Museum provides a unique way to look at Southern California's history from the 1840s, when this land was still part of Mexico, through the 1920s, when Los Angeles came to be known worldwide as a major metropolitan city. This six-acre site features two historic homes and one of the oldest private cemeteries in Southern California. Through all of its programs, the museum strives to create advocates for history through the stories of greater Los Angeles. For more information about the museum, call (626) 968-8492 or visit us online at homesteadmuseum.org

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