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Rancho Camulos Museum
5164 E. Telegraph Road, Piru, CA 93040
Organization Description - Rancho Camulos Musuem is a 40-acre National Historic Landmark situated within an 1800 acre working ranch. It is the best remaining example of a Spanish-Mexican rancho in its original rural environment and is noted for its literary significance as the setting for Helen Hunt Jackson's novel "Ramona." The Rancho Camulos Museum is dedicated to researching, collecting, preserving and interpreting the diverse cultural heritage and agricultural history of Southern California from 1853 to 1943. Through restoration of its buildings and grounds, Rancho Camulos seeks to connect the past with the present by offering programs that will educate and enrich all audiences.
Volunteers can assist with:
- Docent-led tours
- Handy work
- Cataloging the library
Hours of Operation - Check website for hours
Contact Person - Dr. Susan Falk, Museum Director (prefers to be contacted via email)
Maria Christopher, Marketing and Media Liaison
Telephone Number - 805.521-1501
Additional Comments- We are the only national historic landmark in Ventura County, fifteen miles west of Santa Clarita along Highway 126. If you are a history buff, this is the place for you. We are in the process of archival of many items related to Old California's Spanish era when much of California was divided by land grants. The del Valle family and Rubel family influenced the discovery and founding of Ventura County and the Newhall/Castaic area through cattle, agriculture and oil production. Rancho Camulos was also made famous by the novel, Ramona, written by legendary author Helen Hunt Jackson about the plight of the American Indian in 1884.
We are a growing museum. If you are interested in historic preservation, re-enactment and docent led tours, we need you. Join us as we move forward in archiving, planning and preserving this national treasure.