Christmas at Hart Mansion
A small team of volunteers teamed up Tuesday to decorate Bill Hart’s mansion for the holidays. The William S. Hart Museum, located inside Hart Park in Newhall, is free to visit and open to the public Wednesday – Sunday.
The museum will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Extended hours begin on Friday, November 28, 2014. Free guided tours will begin on the hour and half hour starting at 10:00am with the final tour starting at 3:30pm.
Learn more at http://www.hartmuseum.org/
William S. Hart Turns 150!
Our favorite cowboy movie star turns 150 this year, and we’re celebrating by throwing a big birthday party… Hart style! Come on up to the hilltop mansion on Saturday, December 6, 2014, take a free guided tour, and enjoy some good ol’ fashioned birthday party fun. Activities include making your own party hat, pinnin’ the tail on Fritz, and followin’ a treasure hunt to find buried gold!
** And the celebration continues into the evening! If you join the Friends of Hart Park at the Family Level or higher, you will receive two free tickets to the members-only birthday party starting at sundown on December 6. This unique evening will feature candlelight tours of the mansion, and a celebration in Hart Hall with wine, hors d’oeuvres, and the jazzy stylings of CowBop! Join the Friends by visiting http://www.friendsofhartpark.org. **
Day at the Ranch: The Chumash
Come on out to William S. Hart Park and experience daily life in an historic Chumash village! Learn how these incredible peoples thrived here in the mountains and valleys of Southern California, including how they gathered and prepared food, how they built their homes, what they did for fun, and so much more! Activities include building your own Chumash home, designing your own animal skin clothing, creating your own cave art, and designing your own canoe. So don’t miss it because this is a perfect opportunity for students in 3rd – 5th grade who are studying historic Native Americans to explore how the Chumash used their environment to support their daily needs.
Grab the young’uns and mosey on up the hill in William S. Hart Park to the glorious hilltop Mansion, where you can not only take a free guided tour, but your young ones can have some free craftin’ fun! Set up right outside the Mansion’s back door, on the covered back patio, is the new weekly Crafterday Saturday craft table! The young ones can try their hands at simple crafts like making their own totem poles, designing their own rope art, making their own dreamcatchers, and so much more! The cost is FREE and all are welcome! Activities are geared towards younger participants, but anyone who enjoys crafts will have a grand ol’ time, so don’t miss it.
Crafterday Saturday is weather-permitting. Crafts will be set up every Saturday at 11:00am excepting inclement weather days. For questions about Crafterday Saturday, please call the Museum at (661) 254-4584 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.