Modern Angelenos had fun doing yesterday’s work on Pioneer Day in Chatsworth – Daily News

The Chatsworth Historical Society held a family-friendly Pioneer Day on Sunday at the Minnie Hill Palmer Homestead Acre in Chatsworth Park South.

The event includes hands-on activities and games from the past, information about beekeeping, a blacksmith demonstration, butter churning, rolling for “gold” activity, a spinning wheel demonstration and wood carving. The idea behind the event, which is back after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, is to try your hand at seeing and seeing how home, farm and farm necessities were once created.

Minnie Hill Palmer’s historic 1911 cottage and the community’s Virginia Watson Museum were open during the event. Attendees parked at the Chatsworth Train Depot and used shuttles to get to the property at 10385 Shadow Oak Drive. There was a modest entry fee for the event.

Homestead Acres, also known as Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Landmark #133, is owned by the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and the Chatsworth Historical Society has been the custodian of the historic property since 1978.

Founded in 1963, the Chatsworth Historical Society is dedicated to tracking and preserving historic sites and landmarks in Chatsworth, as well as collecting photographs and artifacts.

The Society has an ongoing digital archive section on its website, including Minnie Hill Palmer, celebrities who lived in Chatsworth, film and television history in the area, information about the Chatsworth Stagecoach Trail and many other items. .

Homestead Acre tours can be arranged for groups of at least 10 people. Call 818-882-5614 or email

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