Welcome to the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer organization dedicated to preserving
the heritage of the Santa Clarita Valley, 35 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. We are headquartered at
Heritage Junction, 24101 Newhall Avenue (formerly San Fernando Road), Newhall, inside William S. Hart Park.
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2015 Cowboy Festival will be moving to William S. Hart Park in Old Town Newhall
SCV Historical Society will partner with the Cowboy Festival to present exciting events
Featuring headliner:

Friday evening, April 17:

6pm to 9pm at the Saugus Train Station:
"Friday Night Flickers"
A movie double feature beginning with a short presentation on William S. Hart.
The main feature will be the movie "Suddenly" starring Frank Sinatra, and filmed entirely in Newhall and Saugus in 1954.
The evening will be hosted by the stars of the SCVTV movie series "SCV In the Movies", E.J. Stephens and Bill West.
Box of Popcorn included.
Patrons can park for free at the Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site.

Saturday-Sunday, April 18-19:

Adjacent to the Cowboy Festival at William S. Hart Park, Heritage Junction will be hosting a variety of musical acts on the freight platform of the Saugus Train Station.
Acts can be seen at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Old West Saloon at Heritage Junction will be open all day Saturday and Sunday, serving beer and wine.
Vendors will be available in tents and at the Newhall Ranch House all day Saturday and Sunday.

OUT WEST BOUTIQUE, hosted by Bobbi Jean Bell
Meet, mingle, and enjoy live interviews and panel discussions with award winning authors, poets, and songwriters at the Buckaroo Book Shop Saturday and Sunday!
Celebrating the history of the West through the written word, the Pardee House plays host to this year's gathering of authors.
For a list of participating authors and live events:

For your culinary delights, there will be food trucks at Heritage Junction throughout the Festival weekend.
History buffs will want to check out the Civil War Reenactors who will be making presentations on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday evening, April 18:

Dinner and Show with Headliner, Country Showdown finalist Marie Wise-Hawkins and her band.
Marie, an up and coming country music talent, will be showcasing her original modern country music, along with country music classic songs.
Dinner will start at 6:30pm.
Main Show on the freight platform of the Saugus Train Station with Marie-Wise Hawkins and her band will begin at 8:00pm.
Beer garden will be hosted by Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Company.

Sunday Morning, April 19:

The Santa Clarita Valley Historic Site Bus Tour:
The Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society is offering a Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Sites in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The day will begin with an introduction to Heritage Junction in the Freight Room of the historic Saugus Train Depot, and a brief review of SCV history.
We will then be visiting 30 points of interest in the Santa Clarita Valley, stopping to explore four in more detail.
We will be walking short distances over uneven terrain.
No children under 6 years old.
Sandwiches will be provided.
Please Park at the Cowboy Festival Shuttle Site for Transportation to Heritage Junction.

Ticketed Events:

Dinner & Show with Marie Wise Hawkins
Date: Saturday, April 18
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Heritage Junction
Ticket: $45
To Purchase Tickets:

Friday Night Flickers
Date: Friday, April 17
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Heritage Junction
Ticket: Child (3 - 11) $5.00
Adult $10.00
To Purchase Tickets:

Santa Clarita Valley
Historical Tour

Sunday, April 19
Tour: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Ticket: $60
To Purchase Tickets:

For more information:
Contact Darryl Manzer at
Cowboy Festival Website:

A Narrated Bus Tour of Historic Sites in the Santa Clarita Valley

Sunday, April 19, 2015
9am – 3pm

The day will begin with an introduction to Heritage Junction in the Freight Room of the historic 1887 Saugus Train Depot
Heritage Junction is home to restored, furnished historic homes, an adobe, chapel, schoolhouse, train depot, and steam locomotive.

Some of the sites we will visit:
** Los Angeles County’s longest continuously operating restaurant.
** The Oak of the Golden Dream - first gold Discovery in California.
** Mentryville - site of the first commercially successful oil well in the west, and the longest continuously producing well in the world.
** An 1898 Trestle Bridge - replacement for one swept away by St. Francis Dam floodwaters.
** The first jailhouse in Newhall.
** The American Theatre – gift of William S. Hart.

Cost - $60 per person, including lunch and snacks.

We will be walking short distances over uneven terrain.
No children under six years of age.

For tickets call 661 250-3735
Or Purchase online:

EVENT FLYER: Click here.


SCVHS members now receive 15% off tickets
OutWest is pleased to present:
An Evening with Kristyn Harris and Jim Jones
Appearing Wednesday, April 15
*Will Call and Doors Open 7:00 p.m. Concert 8:00 p.m.
At The Santa Clarita Repertory East Playhouse
24266 Main St, Newhall, CA
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, Bluegrass, Blues, Americana and Roots music
Call the OutWest ticket hotline to reserve "An Evening with Kristyn Harris and Jim Jones" now! 661.255.7087
Tickets $25.00, SCVHS members $22.00

Reserved tickets may be picked up in advance at OutWest or at the door, "Will Call", on the night of the concert.
This special evening is made possible through the support of SCVTV, WMA California Chapter, Repertory East Playhouse and OutWest Boutique and Cultural Center. Special thanks to The Magazine Of Santa Clarita.

All concerts are $20 with $17 discounted tickets except for April 15 and Aug 27 which are $25 with $22 discounted tickets

Fourth Thursdays unless otherwise noted. Light Refreshments may be served.

*Wednesday, April 15: An Evening with Kristyn Harris and Jim Jones
Western Music Association 2014 Female and Male Performer of The Year (first event of Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival Week)
*Thursday, May 28: An Evening with Susie Glaze & The Hilonesome Band
*Thursday, June 25: An Evening with Miss Devon & The Outlaw Devon Dawson & Jessie Robertson
*Thursday, July 23: An Evening with Sidewinder: Bruce Huntington, Ken Wilcox, Mark Jackson, and Tom Wolverton
*Thursday, August 27: An Evening with Dave Stamey
*Thursday, September 24: An Evening with Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements
*Thursday, October 22: An Evening With The Tom Corbett Band (final concert of the Fourth Thursday Old Town Newhall Season)
*Thursday, November 19: An Evening with Adrian Buckaroogirl

Links to more info: All concerts have been set up as Facebook events. Find each one here:
OutWest's Live Music Page
All concerts can be found on
website too


Ghost Book Your Private Paranormal Investigation Today
In the SCV's Most Haunted Buildings!!
Featured on Travel Channel's "Ghost Adventures":
Heritage Junction Episode

Investigation Sites At Heritage Junction:
Saugus Train Station
Newhall Ranch House
Pardee House
Mitchell Adobe

For more information:
Contact Linda Casebolt or Bridget Odien
Email:, Phone: 661-513-3604
All Proceeds Go To Help the SCV Historical Society!!
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Dispatch Latest Edition Now Available Online!!
MARCH-APRIL, 2015 Issue
Train-ing Days by Maria Christopher
Hart Mansion and the Cowboy Festival by Rachel Barnes
March 28 Symposium on St Francis Dam Disaster
Site of Possible Future National Memorial was One of the Epic Disasters in American History
Police Chase in Heritage Junction Causes Fence Damage
John Wayne: The Almost Personal Friend of Mine by John Boston
Cowboy Festival at Heritage Junction by Cathy Martin
Get Your Copy Here!

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SCV Historical Society
P.O. Box 221925
Newhall, CA 91322-1925
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