[KHTS] – Two free history events at Rancho Camulos Museum in Piru will take place on Nov.8 including a Living History Festival, and a fundraiser.
The festival will take place from 12- 4 p.m.
“Attend a free living history festival and tour the historically significant buildings and beautiful grounds,” said officials from the event. “Interact with historical characters and participate in rancho activities such as adobe brick making.”
You can learn about the “Home of Ramona” from historian Phil Brigandi, Camulos was one of the settings for Helen Hunt Jackson’s California epic novel, “Ramona,” according to a news release about the event.
Watch the DW Griffith 1910 “Ramona” starring Mary Pickford which was filmed on location at Camulos and will be hosted by film historian, Hugh Munro Neely, according to a news release. See interesting new exhibits including artifacts that have not been accessible to the public for over 70 years.
“This free event is being held to thank the community for their continued support and encourage all to discover or rediscover this hidden gem which is what remains of the original Mexican land grant to Antonio del Valle, Rancho San Francisco that once included all of what is now Santa Clarita,” said officials from the event. “Visitors are encouraged to come in costume for an enhanced living history experience.”
To see more details about this special event as well as our current docent-led tour schedule visit here.
The fundraiser for the museum will be the same day, Nov. 8, but will be from 5:30- 9 p.m, according to officials from the event.
Delores Del Rio’s 1928 silent movie “Ramona” will be the feature attraction at the “Ramona Nights” fundraiser in the evening at the Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark, according to officials from the event.
The event also includes tapas, local wine, Ventura Limoncello tasting, and live music by harpist Xavier Montez, according to a news release. A panel of film historians will discuss the film and relate how this “lost” film traveled from Nazi Germany, through the Soviet Union, and was found in the Czech Republic.
“This 81 minute classic restored by the Library of Congress re-premiered this spring at the Billy Wilder Theater of the Hammer Museum at UCLA to rave reviews,” said officials from the event. “Help support this 501(c) 3 non profit museums’ education and preservation efforts by attending the $50 per person fundraiser. Seating is limited and advance purchase is required for this unique event.”
Reserve by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or call 805-521-1501
Rancho Camulos Museum Contact Information:
5164 East Telegraph Road /P.O. Box 308, Piru CA 93040. Call 805-521-1501 or email Info@Ranchocamulos.org
Rancho Camulos Museum and National Historic Landmark is on Highway 126, 2 miles East of Piru and 10 miles west of the I-5 at the Santa Clarita Newhall Ranch Road exit. See their website here for more details.