"Hang Kewen: He's the Head of the Law Firm": Lawyers of Los Angeles, 1850-1875
Los Angeles' lawyers were not usually trained in law schools and ran the gamut in terms of education and experience, but some of them were certainly colorful courtroom characters.
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.
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