Sep
21
Sat
L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

L.A.’s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center Tickets
Sep 21 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
L.A.'s Historic Mountain Neighborhood: Presentation & Book Signing @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center

Is quiet little Cornell one of the most historical neighborhoods in Los Angeles? Cornell is the only known community in Southern California with a one-room schoolhouse, general store, and post office dating back to the 1920s that are still in use. Add to that Paramount Ranch, Malibu Creek State Park, a historic racetrack, two former movie ranches, a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park, and more and it is easy to see why Cornell is such a special place.

Join author Brian Rooney for a lively and entertaining talk about his book Three Magical Miles: L.A.’s Amazing Historical Neighborhood and watch never-before-seen footage of the Lake Enchanto amusement park. Following the program, Rooney will be on hand to sign Three Magical Miles, which will be available for purchase in the visitor center store.

Parking and program are free!

Sep
22
Sun
Hike into History at Rancho Sierra Vista @ Satwiwa Culture Center/Rancho Sierra Vista Tickets
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Explore and learn! Join Ranger Aaron for a short 1-mile guided hike at Rancho Sierra Vista and learn about the ranching history of this park site!

This hike will feature occasional stops along the trail where we will learn about the different periods and people who helped shape Rancho Sierra Vista.

Following the hike we will explore locations where historic photographs were taken at Rancho Sierra Vista as early as 1900 to get a before-and-after look of how the Ranch has evolved through time.

It is estimated that this hike should be approximately 1 hour in length to cover both the hike and the talk. The exploration with photographs should take approximately 45 minutes. There will also be plenty of time afterwards for any questions!

We will be meeting at the Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center, not the parking lot. We will start our hike at 9:15am. See image below on where we meet.

Sign up here for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hike-into-history-at-rancho-sierra-vista-tickets-71219849487

Please bring shoes appropriate for hiking, water, a hat, and sunblock. Rain cancels.

Questions? Call our visitor center at King Gillette Ranch (805) 370-2301 or email us at samo_interpretation@nps.gov

 

Oct
19
Sat
Archaeology Day @ Santa Monica Mountains Interagency Visitor Center - King Gillette Ranch Tickets
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
October is California Archaeology Month, and the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area is celebrating it with Archaeology Day!

Bring the entire family to King Gillette Ranch to join us in celebrating International Archaeology Day! This event will be family friendly with activities for people of all ages!

  • Native American performances
  • Dig up “artifacts” like an archaeologist in the hands-on excavation box
  • Practice throwing an atlatl spear at a target
  • Watch flint knapping demonstrations as experts turn stone into arrowheads
  • See genuine local artifacts on display
  • Learn more about history and prehistory with our hands-on replica artifact tables
  • Learn about the difference between archaeologists and paleontologists (hint: archaeologists don’t dig dinosaurs)
  • Enjoy presentations by local archaeologists
  • Learn about anthropology programs in local schools
  • Learn about Native American history and become a Jr. Ranger!

This event & parking is completely free and open to the public. Sign up is optional, but can be done for free here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/archaeology-day-tickets-72413323199

Questions about this event? Contact us at the Interagency Visitor’s Center at King Gillette Ranch.

Phone: (805)-370-2301

Email: Samo_Interpretation@nps.gov

Oct
26
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Oct 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Nov
24
Sun
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.

Dec
28
Sat
“Welcome Walk” @ Malibu Creek State Park Tickets
Dec 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
"Welcome Walk" @ Malibu Creek State Park

Join a docent for a refreshing walk along Malibu Creek, through a wooded valley. Learn about fire restoration, plus the park’s animals, plants, early inhabitants, and movies filmed on location. Meet at the Main Trailhead parking lot (second, lower lot) by the restrooms.