Date: March 10, 2018

Time: 11 am - 4 pm

Location: Saugus Train Station

Lecture & Bus Tour to Dam Site

The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will commemorate the 90th anniversary of the second worst disaster in California history with its annual St. Francis Dam Disaster Lecture and bus tour to the dam site in San Francisquito Canyon.





Speakers: Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel, Dr. Alan Pollack


Please arrive at Heritage Junction at 10:30 AM to check in and secure your seat for the presentation


11:00-12:00 PowerPoint Presentation by Dr. Alan Pollack and Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel at the Saugus Train Station freight room


12:00 Q&A session with Alan, Dianne, and dam expert Frank Rock


12:30-3:00 Bus Tour To the Dam Site with Alan, Dianne, and Frank. Visit Powerhouse 2 (exterior only), Dam Site Ruins
We will hike to the Tombstone ruins, the Western Wing Dyke, The Pyramid formation, Block 16


Please wear long pants, long sleeves and tennis shoes/hiking boots. Water and a snack will be provided. You are welcome to bring your bag lunch to eat on the bus. A hat and sunscreen are recommended. Bring hiking poles if you have them. You will have a choice of  hikes which may include walking in brush, on uneven surfaces, and up a steep hill.


Return to Heritage Junction by 3:30
Heritage Junction address: 24101 Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA 91321


For Reservations, please contact: 661-254-1275


Cost: $40.00 per person, pre-paid, ($45.00 at the door, per person). Price includes a snack and bottled water


Funds raised will benefit programs of the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society. Because this tour is a very popular fund-raiser, it is impossible to guarantee that seats will be available for purchase on the day of the tour. Order your tickets now!


Alan Pollack has been featured on Travel Channel’s “Mysteries at the Museum” and local television.

Dr. Alan Pollack at the Dam site.

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel has been featured on SCVTV’s “Points of Interest”.

Dianne Erskine-Hellrigel at the LA Aqueduct intake in Owens Valley

Frank Rock has been featured on the History Channel, the Discovery Channel and local television.

Frank Rock leading tour at Dam site.