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Phone: 213.763.3253
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Saturday, June 23, 2018
5 - 9 PM

Members at the Adventurer and Fellows levels are invited to Taste of History at the William S. Hart Museum. Indulge in the flavors of the 1920s, ‘30s and ‘40s with a delicious meal straight from the pages of William S. Hart’s cookbooks.

Then, enjoy a presentation by historians Marc Wanamaker and Dr. Angela Aleiss about the influential actors and directors that drove the popularity of Western films in the silent era. As a star of numerous silent Westerns, William S. Hart earned a notable place in early film history. Hart worked with famed producer Thomas H. Ince, whose early Westerns regularly featured Native American performers whose contributions often go unacknowledged. Mr. Wanamaker and Dr. Aleiss will delve into the atmosphere of early film and discuss the impact Hart, Ince and their Native American counterparts had on the industry.

Following the presentation, tour Hart’s beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival Style home and learn more about the man behind the mansion.

As the sun sets behind the Newhall hills, enjoy dessert, beer and wine while you scan the horizon for roaming bison and watch a screening of Hart’s 1925 Western classic film Tumbleweeds.

To RSVP, click the button below and use your member ID and last name to complete your reservation. You may also contact the Fellows Office to RSVP or upgrade and attend, at or 213-763-3253.

Taste of History: The Silent Era will be held at the William S. Hart Museum in Newhall, CA. Space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Driving directions, parking and further details will be provided to you the week of June 11, 2018.