The Rancho Camulos Museum’s celebration of Dolores of Dolores Del Rio’s 1928 movie Ramona will feature a day of Ramona-themed activities on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This full-length silent film, once considered lost but now recovered and restored, is one of four American-made Ramona films based on Helen Hunt Jackson’s 1884 novel of the same name.
The Ramona connection is one of the reasons Rancho Camulos became a National Historic Landmark in 2000. It is still the only National Historic Landmark in Ventura County.
Preceding the 3:00 p.m. screening, internationally recognized film historian Hugh Monro Neely will share the amazing history and backstory of this Edwin Carew directed epic. Earlier in the day Mr. Neely will also do a presentation on the DW Griffith 1910 Ramona starring Mary Pickford that was filmed on location at Rancho Camulos and is regularly shown as part of their docent led tours.
Visitors can also take docent-led tours of the historic buildings, visit exhibits such as the new Tataviam Interpretive area, and engage with living history characters. Step back in time at Rancho Camulos, where the history, myth, and romance of old California still linger.
Learn more about Ranch Camulos, Ramona, and the Ramona films at SCVHistory.com.
Docent-Led Tours held at 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.: Screening of D. W. Griffith’s 1910 Ramona, filmed at Rancho Camulos
2:00 p.m.: Lecture by film historian Hugh Munro Neely
3:00 p.m.: Screening of Edwin Carewe’s recovered and restored 1928 Ramona
Rancho Camulos is situated on Highway 126 at the eastern end of Ventura County, approximately 2 miles east of Piru. For visitors traveling from Los Angeles, the site is easily accessible from Interstate 5, by exiting onto Highway 126 West, near Magic Mountain. Rancho Camulos is approximately 3.5 miles west of the Ventura County line. The entrance is on the south side of the roadway.
The event is free.