The William S. Hart Museum is the former retirement home of the famed
silent film star and contains original furnishings, an outstanding
Western art collection, Native American artifacts, and Mr. Hart's
personal memorabilia from early Hollywood. When you become a Hart Volunteer,
you join a dedicated and passionate team of individuals who work together
to engage guests with the Hart collections and keep William S. Hart's
legacy alive. Hart Volunteers assist in the following ways:
Volunteers guide the public through the home itself on walking tours,
helping visitors explore William S. Hart, his legacy, his home, and
the Museum's collections. These tours engage guests with Mr.
Hart's life and times as well as Western art, history, nature,
Native American culture, animals, and Spanish Colonial Revival style
Educational Outreach Program
The Hart Museum partners with Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools
to connect 3rd and 4th grade students with local history. Bringing
interactive and hands-on education programs into the classrooms, outreaches
complement the schools' curricula and provide the students a chance
to learn more about local history with artifact replicas and interactive
activities. Volunteers assist the staff with the outreach programs and
work directly with the students and the hands-on objects / activities.
The Friends of Hart Park Gift Store, the Trading Post, offers a variety of
Western and Native American items for sale including jewelry, clothing, and
accessories, as well as Hart's films, Western books, and other
novelties. Volunteers in the Gift Store facilitate sales of the shop's
merchandise and engage with visitors about William S. Hart, the Park and
Museum, and public programs.
Volunteers also assist with special programs, projects, and events as
needed and / or desired.
You do not need any special experience or background to become a Hart
Volunteer — just an interest in the Hart material and an enthusiasm
for working with our amazing visitors. So consider joining the volunteer
team at the William S. Hart Museum! You can help us connect our guests
with nature, history, and Hollywood!
The William S. Hart Museum is an affiliate of the Los Angeles
County Natural History Museum. All volunteers receive the benefits
of both museum programs.
Call Rachel Barnes, Education and Volunteer Coordinator, at
(661)-254-4584 for more information.
Or you can email at
Especially needed -- Weekend volunteers