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scvhslogoThe Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society Invites You to Visit Heritage Junction Historic Park Inside William S. Hart Park in Newhall, Santa Clarita, California

Tours Every Sat-Sun 1pm-4pm

You can donate now to the St. Francis Dam National Memorial Foundation using the Paypal donation link in the column to the right. Be sure to include memo designating your donation to the Foundation or to the Historical Society. Let’s work together to build a visitor center and memorial wall at the St. Francis Dam site in what we hope will become the St. Francis Dam National Memorial and National Monument.

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Coming Events

Silents Under the Stars (with Wm. S. Hart)

Date: August 13, 2016

Time: 6pm

Location: Hart Park

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Wanting to enjoy a blast from the past? Check out the annual Silents Under the Stars event presented by the Friends of Hart Park on Saturday, August 13th at 6 p.m. Experience William S. Hart’s first major silent movie “The Bargain” with live keyboard accompaniment by Ray Lowe. Afterwards, enjoy a silent auction, a BBQ … Continue reading “Silents Under the Stars (with Wm. S. Hart)”

The Jenkins Brothers: An Eye to the Substantial

Date: August 27, 2016

Time: 2 pm

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

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The Historical Society of Southern California and the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society present: The Jenkins Brothers:  An Eye to the Substantial Saturday, August 27, 2016 • 2:00 p.m. Old Town Newhall Library, 24500 Main St., Santa Clarita       For 80 years, from the 1850s to the 1930s, Charles and William Jenkins were … Continue reading “The Jenkins Brothers: An Eye to the Substantial”

Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown

Date: November 19, 2016

Time: 2 pm

Location: Old Town Newhall Library

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** HISTORICAL SOCIETY ** ** LECTURE SERIES ** Presents: MARK WEINGARTEN Who will give a talk on his book: Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, And the Real Chinatown (2015)     Thirsty is the history of Los Angeles and its fraught relationship with water. As a city on the make since the early twentieth century, … Continue reading “Thirsty: William Mulholland, California Water, and the Real Chinatown”

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Latest Edition Now Available Online!!

JULY-AUGUST, 2016 Issue

Featuring:

THE ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER NATIONAL MEMORIAL ACT: TESTIFYING IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

TEXT OF DR. POLLACK’S SPEECH BEFORE THE HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE, MAY 24, 2016

“Bit by a Rattler Times Eight” by John Boston

“Why Green-Wood?” by Margi Bertram

“Letter From Reginaldo del Valle” By Maria Christopher

Thanks to those who volunteered

“Planning an Event?” by Cathy Martin

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