Evening Lecture Series

Join us for a series of evening lectures by prominent speakers from the world of art, horticulture and history.

"Murder is the Order of the Day": The Flores-Daniel Gang and the Barton Massacre of 1857."

Murder is the Order of the Day: The Flores-Daniel Gang and the Barton Massacre of 1857

Tuesday, March 19 @ 7 pm

Presented by Paul Spitzzeri, Museum Director, Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum

Join us for a lively lecture about the Flores-Daniel Gang and the Barton Massacre of 1857. This gang of bandits committed robberies and a murder at San Juan Capistrano before ambushing Los Angeles County Sheriff James R. Barton and his posse in January 1857. The events took place near where the 405 and 133 interchange is in Irvine.

Paul Spitzzeri is the Museum Director at the Workman and Temple Family Homestead Museum in City of Industry, CA. He is a prolific writer and expert on California History. His biography of the Workman and Temple families is an Award of Merit winner from the American Association for State and Local History and he writes nearly daily on regional history on The Homestead Museum Blog.

Members $10 / Non-Members $20