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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

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** HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURE SERIES **

NEW INSIGHTS ON THE ST. FRANCIS DAM DISASTER

Author and Documentary Film Producer: Jon Wilkman

Will give a talk on his new book:

Floodpath: The Deadliest Man Made Disaster of 20th Century America and the Making of Modern Los Angeles

WHEN: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 2 PM

WHERE: Old Town Newhall Library at Lyons Avenue and Main Street

ADMISSION: FREE

JonWilkmanJon Wilkman, an Emmy-Award winning documentary filmmaker and author of books about Los Angeles, revisits a deluge that claimed nearly 500 lives. Based on nearly 25 years of research and driven by eyewitness accounts, combining urban history and life-and-death drama with a technological detective story, Wilkman’s narrative reads like a thriller, grounded on historical fact. Floodpath will be published by Bloomsbury Press on January 5, 2016.

Click Here for More Info on Jon Wilkman

Book signing with the author will follow the lecture.

Call the Society at 661-254-1275 for more information.

St Francis Dam Post Collapse 2** ** ST FRANCIS DAM DISASTER ** **
Annual Lecture & Bus Tour to Dam Site

Guest Lecturers and Tour Guides This Year:

Dr. Alan Pollack
President, SCV Historical Society

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel
Board Director, SCV Historical Society and
Executive Director, Santa Clarita Community Hiking Club

WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016 
On the 88th Anniversary of the Dam disaster

WHERE: The tour will begin with a presentation about the disaster at 11 a.m. in the freight room of the Saugus Train Station in Heritage Junction

At noon, ticketed passengers will board a motor coach for a trip up to the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon and a hike to the dam ruins.

ADMISSION:


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Tickets are $35 per person for all ages and include lecture, snacks, and bus transportation. $5 discount available to those who sign up as new Historical Society member.

Funds raised will benefit programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society.

Order online OR: Tickets may be reserved by calling 661-254-1275 with credit card and contact information.

St Francis Dam 3-19-2006_27Tour includes approximately 1 mile walk and steep uphill hike at dam site.

Participants should wear long pants and comfortable hiking shoes. Water will be provided.

Because this tour is a very popular fundraiser, it is impossible to guarantee that seats will be available for purchase on the day of the tour. Order your tickets now!

** THE WINE HEIST **WH2016-Poster_V

A wine tasting event to benefit the SCV Historical Society’s new museum project.

WHEN: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 2pm to 5pm

WHERE: Saugus Train Station

Our current museum housed in the Saugus Train Station will soon be moved to its permanent location inside the Pardee House. All monies raised will benefit this project.

The event is named after a wine heist which allegedly took place at the Saugus Train Station. During Prohibition, wine was being shipped from the San Antonio Winery by rail. With the train stopped at the Saugus Depot and the crew lunching at the Saugus Cafe, a group of locals broke into the wine containing rail car and siphoned off some wine into their containers before heading back to town. At the time, no one was aware of the “Heist,” but decades later, at a BBQ, one of the participants fessed up and told how they had gotten away with the wine.

Stay tuned for ticket prices and online ticket purchasing…to be announced.

For tickets and more information, call 661-254-1275.

** SCVTV PRESENTS THE OUTWEST CONCERT SERIES **

cowbopUp Next: COW BOP
Western Bebop at its finest!

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Repertory East Playhouse (The REP)
24266 Main St., Newhall Calif.

*Will Call and Doors Open 7:00 p.m.
Concert 8:00 p.m.
General Admission $25.00
SCV Historical Society members $20.00

Hosted by Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell of OutWest and sponsored by SCVTV with continuing support of Repertory East Playhouse, this concert series presents a wide variety of live music featuring top performers of Western, Swing, Americana and Roots music

Call the OutWest ticket hotline to reserve your seats for COW BOP now! This show will sell out! 661.255.7087

Reserved tickets may be picked up in advance at OutWest or at Will Call on the night of the outwestjimbobbiconcert.

This special evening is made possible through the support of SCVTV, WMA California Chapter, Repertory East Playhouse and OutWest Boutique and Cultural Center. Special “thank you” to The Magazine Of Santa Clarita and the city of Santa Clarita for supporting “Thursdays in Newhall.”

outwestconcert012016 CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE

Fourth Thursdays unless otherwise noted. Light Refreshments may be served. All concerts are $25 with $20 discounted tickets for SCVHS members, with the exception of April 20 – discounted tickets $22.00

Thursday, February 25 – Cow Bop

Thursday, March 24 – Mike Beck

Wednesday, April 20 (3rd Wed – kicks off Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival) – Syd Masters & The Swing Riders

Thursday, May 26 – Jennifer Lind

Thursday, June 23 – Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers

johnbergstromThursday, July 28 – Jerry Hall and Trick Shot

Thursday, August 25 – The Story Masters: Juni Fisher & Joe Herrington

Thursday, September 22 – Eli Barsi

Thursday, October 27 – Kerry Grombacher

Thursday, November 17 (3rd Thursday) – Dennis Jay

Links to more info:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SCVTVOutWest/events

OutWest: http://www.outwestmktg.com/events/live-music.cfm

Upcoming Concert Listings: www.santaclaritaarts.com

WATCH ALL PAST CONCERTS HERE

** HERITAGE JUNCTION DISPATCH **

** HISTORICAL SOCIETY NEWSLETTER **

DispatchLatest Edition Now Available Online!!

JANUARY-FEBRUARY, 2016 Issue

Featuring:

DISSECTING THE DREAM: FACT, FICTION, AND PLACERITA’S GOLDEN OAK, Part 2 of 3

Trail of the Lonesome Pine by Margi Bertram

In Memory of Duane Harte 1947 – 2015 By Alan Pollack

January at Rancho Camulos by Maria Christopher

How do we kill squirrels in Newhall? by John Boston

Get Your Copy Here!

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