Rancho Camulos Days

Three Ramona silent films will highlight a weekend celebration of 19th century rancho life at Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark.

Saturday night November 7 enjoy "Ramona Movie Night" with a candlelight dinner in the 1852 adobe followed by two movies filmed at Camulos, the 1910 Mary Pickford and a rare clip from the "lost " 1916 Adda Gleason epic.

The 1910 movie is believed to be the first film shot in the Santa Clarita River Valley while the 1916 film was a three hour innovative extravaganza.

Hugh Munro Neely internationally recognized silent film historian will lead a panel discussion that will include Patricia Clark Doerner whose family's Casitas Springs ranch was the primary location for the 1916 film.

Reservations are required. The $50 donation for this extraordinary evening fundraiser includes museum membership.

On Sunday afternoon, November 8 experience 19th century rancho life at "Rancho Camulos Days ". Enjoy historical reenactments, displays, tours, children's hands on rancho activities , regional museum exhibits, food and other opportunities. For example, meet Evie Ybarra , author of Legendary Locals of Filmore or hear your own voice using a replica of Thomas Edison's first recording device. At 3:30 watch the recently recovered and restored
1928 Dolores Del Rio Ramona film with commentary by silent film historians such as Hugh Munro Neely.

The suggested donation for "Rancho Camulos Days" is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free.

Details about the weekend actives , reservation information and additional information about the non-profit Rancho Camulos Museum and the National Historic Landmark can be found at www.ranchocamulos.org. The museum is
located on Highway 126 , 10 miles west of the I-5 at Newhall Ranch Road and 1 mile east of Piru.