Fun at the William S. Hart Museum


September 2017

Pow Wow

We invite you to experience a significant slice of Native American culture at the 24th Annual Hart of the West Powwow taking place in William S. Hart Park. We hope you will come and enjoy the dancers, drummers and the numerous displays of arts and crafts.

Saturday, September 30

10am to 7pm

Sunday, October 1

10am to 6pm

Handicapped Access Available


Annual Hart Park Animal Fair


October 2017


Scavenger Safari

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Change of Hart: See the Hart Museum from a different point of view. Saturday, October 14. During this behind-the-doors tour, you will have a unique opportunity to see a few places that are rarely seen by the general public. Meet the staff and volunteers; get a better sense of the goings on at this unique historic home museum, and explore as you follow a scavenger hunt through the house! RSVP required. Call 213.763.3499 or email Free for Members at the Patron level ($220) and higher.


Open house (no theme)

Saturday, October 28, 2017


Annual Hart Park Animal Fair


November 2017

Open house -- Art themed

Sunday, November 19, 2017

The William S. Hart Museum will be open from 11:00am to 4:00pm for exploration.

The theme for the day will be Art. Mr. Hart had a great eye for art, and acquired a collection containing excellent examples of Western art. We want to honor that interest by focusing on painting and sculpture, and learn how artists worked. We will provide information about what to look for when viewing art, show that many of the art works in the house tell stories, and have hands-on activities where you can learn about and practice some of the techniques used by artists to achieve the effect they want. We will look at what are some of the common features in paintings by one of Hart’s favorites, Charles M. Russell, and ask for your help in analyzing a painting to figure out, “Is this a real Russell – why or why not?”


Annual Hart Park Animal Fair


December 2017

Cowboys & Carols Open House

Saturday December 2, 2017 from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

The mansion will be decorated for the holidays, including candlelight. Carols by the Valencia High School Choir. Violin Solos by Jesse Brazil.

Admission is FREE!

Shuttles will be bringing visitors up and down the hill

Complimentary refreshments thanks to honu coffee