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Alessandro professes his love to the
young Ramona in the outdoor drama,
"Ramona" performed for audiences at
Rancho Camulos Ramona Days
Flywheelers display at
Ramona Days
Everyone enjoys an old fashion Hayride!
Ramona Days

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Rancho Camulos Museum

Ramona Days 2013
Our Outstanding Entertainers Include:

“Ramona Outdoor Play” - Core Cast and Spanish Dancers

Dennis Anderson: Dennis started acting at the age of 10 when he appeared in “All My Sons”.  Now in his 18th year
as Artistic Director of Ramona, Dennis is a long time resident of the San Jacinto Valley where his family has been part
of the Ramona production since the 1950s. A former Felipe and long time professor of theatre at Mt. San Jacinto
College, he holds a B.A. in Theater from UC Riverside, an M.A. in Drama from the University of Southern California, and a
Doctorate in Education from Pepperdine University. He recently retired as the Vice President of Instruction for the Mt.
San Jacinto Community College District.

He is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2004 Mark R. Sumner award from the national Institute of
Outdoor Drama at the University of North Carolina for Distinguished Achievement in the Outdoor Drama Movement.  He
has directed over one hundred productions from many different genres including musical theatre, Shakespeare, and
contemporary drama with many awards in directing from the Inland Theatre League.

Kathi Anderson: Kathi  has been part of the Ramona Pageant for 28 years. This is Kathi's 5th consecutive season
as the matriarch of the Rancho, the Senora Moreno. An accomplished actress, Kathi has performed in a wide range of
theatrical productions from children's theatre to Shakespeare, Chekhov and Neil Simon. In addition to the stage, she
has also appeared in film and television. Kathi has appeared as "Ramona" in the 1985 and 1989 productions, played
the "Settler's Wife" in 1986, understudied Ramona, Margarita, Marda and the Senora along with appearing numerous
times through the years as a Spanish Dancer. Since 1996, she has also been Assistant Director, alongside her
husband of over 23 years, Dennis Anderson.

Jehnean Washington (Ramona): A multi talented artist, Jehnean is a graduate of the American Musical and
Dramatic Academy in New York city.  She has performed professionally for over 20 years as an actress,  singer,
storyteller, dancer, voice over artist, musician and song writer within the venues of film, television , radio, and live
theater.  She is a member of the American Federation of Musicians.  She is the current musical director,  assistant
artistic director and is an acting coach as well as the voice, speech & movement for actors instructor  for the
legendary American Indian Theater Company and Mahenwahdose Productions (national touring company & production
house). Jehnean is a recognized and archived actress, musician and storytelling artist with the Smithsonian’s National
Museum of The American Indian in Washington D.C. and was the first to perform there along with the Mahenwahdose
troop.  Jehnean holds the honor of being the first American Indian Woman to be inducted into the Oklahoma Historical
Society’s American Indian Comedy Hall of Fame.  In 2004 she  released a storytelling C D entitled, “Oniyah! The Tellers
of Tales” .   Her arrangement and rendition of the “Trail Of Tears Song” can be heard of the Grammy nominated album
,”Song Of America” produced by Split Rock Records and Grammy award winning producer David Macias. Jehnean is a
is a board member of Oklahoma Performing Arts and is a rostered artist on twenty seven different arts councils
across the nation.  

Frank Jaramillo (Alessandro):  Frank Jaramillo has been involved with the Ramona Outdoor Play the past six
seasons. He came on board as a sheepshearer and has held the role of Ysidro the past five seasons and understudy to
Alessandro the past four. Frank took up actiing while attending Riverside City College. He recently appeared as Diego
de la Vega (aka Zorro) in the Ramona Bowl's 2013 production of Zorro, appeared as working man and was the featured
dancer at Ramona Bowl's 2011 production of Anasazi. The has represented the Ramona Bowl Association the past
four years at Soboba's Annual Lip Sync Contest. Frank lives in Hemet with his beautiful wife Suzanne and their two
children Sarah and Kayla Jaramillo.

Paco Suarez and the Ramona Spanish Dancers:
Paco Suarez has been the choreographer for the Spanish Dancers in the Ramona Pageant for 21 seasons. Paco has
performed as a professional dancer for nearly fifty years in Mexico, Central America, South America, the Caribbean
and the U.S., and had an extensive career in films, TV, theater and night clubs. Now retired, he works for Golden Era

Performances of traditional dance by the Spanish Dancers are one of the highlights of the annual pageant.  Members
of the Spanish Dancers troupe appearing at Ramona Days  include: Bonnie Del Rico, Barbara Jean Del Rico, Reynaldo
Del Rico, Herencia Del Rico, Michael Milton, Caitlin Milton, Emily Milton, Carmen Nunes, and photographer, Michelle


Linda “La Matadora” Andrade:
Linda “La Matadora” Andrade performs year round. She gives educational performances and workshops. Matadora
studied Flamenco in the U.S. and in Spain studying with some of the greatest living masters of the art. She has also
worked in theater and film; her credits include award-winning plays by Federico Garcia Lorca. Film credits include “The
Disappearance of Garcia Lorca” with Andy Garcia and Miguel Ferrer. Performing with her at Ramona Days are Rosalina
Castillo, Paula Clarke, Sarah Connine, Susana Elena, Roubina Lalaian and Karen Painter-Wyffels.

Kai Narezo:
Kai Narezo is a Los Angeles based Flamenco guitarist who has studied in the Caves of Sacromonte, Berklee College of
Music and with the finest guitarists in Spain. He has performed in the U.S., Spain, Japan, Russia, Mexico and Canada.
Kai owns and operates “Universal Exports Studio”. Kai will be joined by guitarists Mario Ceballos, Brian Lane, Jason Li-
Shing and Surenna Safarri.

Asher Fernando Smith:
Violinist, 20 year old Asher Fernando Smith started studying music at the age of 5. He has been a member of the
Ventura Symphony and Ventura College Orchestra since 2010. He is also a member of the California Old Time Fiddler’s
Association (Dist. 8) in Ojai California.  Asher is also an accomplished mandolin player. Asher has performed at the
Ventura County Fair, the Filmore Flower Show, and numerous private events.

Jack Matson:
Jack Matson is known for his singing talents. He has a long history with the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall California
as a performer and vocal director. He is also is part of the Barbershop Quartette known as “The Blue Plate Special”.

Robert Heller:
Robert Heller is an internationally known guitarist. He has played in South Africa, England, Canada and the U.S.  He has
performed with numerous bands over the years. He is the host of “Hope-N-Mic” in Newhall California and also hosts a
monthly open-Mic at Vincenzo’s in Valencia California.

Hugh Munro Neely:
Hugh Munro Neely is a documentary filmmaker, theater director, and musician. A native of California, he attended the
USC School of Music. He is with the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education and an expert on her work.  He was
responsible for the re-mastering for Turner Classics of the DW Griffith Ramon film starring Mary Pickford.  This 17
minute classic, which was the first of four known Ramona movies, was originally filmed at Rancho Camulos in 1910.
Hugh began his film work in 1989, directing several episodes of "Air Combat" and as supervising editor on ten A&E
Biographies, including "Michaelangelo" and "Thomas Jefferson," which he also wrote. In 1996, with his partners, he
started Timeline Films. For Timeline he has written, produced or directed eight documentaries, including films on the
lives of Mary Pickford, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, and Marion Davies. Most of these have appeared on the Turner
Classic Movies channel, and have received screenings at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto in Italy and other festivals. In
theater, Hugh has directed award-winning productions of "Candide" and "A Piece of My Heart," as well as the world
premiere of Edgar Rice Burroughs' only play, "You Lucky Girl!" (1998).  As a musician, he plays viola and violin and has
conducted orchestras in America and in Europe, specializing in music for silent films.

Ramona Days - Entertainment Program and Schedule
(Subject to Change)

South Veranda and Main Stage

1:00 p.m.                       Welcome

1:15 p.m.                       Flamenco Dancers -- Watch and learn the Art of Flamenco with "La Matadora" Linda
                            Andrade and her Flamenco dancers featuring guitarist Kai Narezo      
1:55 p.m.                       "The Ramona Song"

2:00 p.m.                       The Ramona Players -- Scenes and dances from the Hemet Ramona Outdoor Play with
                             Artistic Director Dennis Anderson and the Ramona Core Cast and Spanish dancers

2:20 p.m.                       The Ramona Dancers

3:00 p.m.                       Flamenco Dancers

3:55 p.m.                       "The Ramona Song"

4:00 p.m.                       The Ramona Players

4:20 p.m.                       The Ramona Dancers

5:00 p.m.                       Flamenco Dancers

6:00 p.m.                       Festival Closes

MAIN ADOBE –Rubel Room
1:00–4:00 p.m.       Presentations on the history and importance of Ramona by Ramona  expert historian
                       Dydia DeLyser
Rubel Schoolhouse
1:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.  D.W. Griffith’s 1910 silent film classic Ramona starring Mary Pickford filmed at Camulos with
                          introductory remarks and commentary by film editor Hugh Munro Neely of the Mary
                          Pickford Institute for Film Education
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Gate admission is $10.  Children aged 12 and
under  free. Payment by cash or check only.  
Sorry no credit cards. Tickets available now at
our gift shop. Advance Tickets may also be
ordered by email or phone. Prepaid tickets will
be held at will call at the entrance gate the day
of the event.

Parking is free. Follow the signs from our main
entrance to the main parking area south of the
museum grounds. From the main parking area
take the free antique, tractor-pulled hay wagon
shuttle to the front entrance gate.

Please do
not park on Hwy 126. Plenty of safe
FREE on site parking is available in our river
bed parking area. Just follow the signs.
Everyone can enjoy the free hay rides and
tram rides to the entrance gate. You may also
use passenger drop off before proceeding to
the parking area.

A limited number of parking spaces adjacent to
the front entrance gate are reserved for
handicapped guests with handicap
plates/placards who are unable to use the

Public Transportation:
In Ventura County contact the Vista Van to
request the transportation schedule to Rancho
Camulos for Ramona Days at 805-524-2319

KHTS AM-1220

Schwabauer Family
SOS Entertainment

Dan Roatcap and the Santa Paula Christmas Tree Farm
Santa Paula Chevrolet
Judy Triem, Historic Resources, Inc.
Union Bank

Bennett’s Honey
Fillmore & Western Railway
Glen Tavern Inn
Lancaster Jayhawks
Red Hot Foods
Santa Clara Cowboy Festival

Face Painting        
Leather Crafts with Biskit
Citrus Art        
Adobe Brick Making        
Tortilla Making        
Steer Roping        
Reading Corner
Performance Art


Camarillo Kettlecorn and Shave Ice
FFA - Santa Paula High School -- Schwans Ice Cream Truck Treats
Los Arcos Traditional Mexican Food
The Underground -- Gourmet Hamburgers and Salads
Rancho Camulos Taste of Ventura Country Market --Fresh fruit, snacks, water, soda

Ramona Movie Theatre

Watch DW Griffith's Ramona starring Mary Pickford –filmed  in 1910 at Rancho Camulos

Behind the scenes with Hugh Munro Neely who re-mastered the movie for Turner Classics.

Other Ramona movie related videos and exhibits


Ride the Hay Wagon

Interact with Living History Characters – Helena Hunt Jackson, Senora del Valle,  Padre Puhol

Listen to presentations by Ramona experts Dydia Delyser

View Ramona memorabilia and exhibits

Watch craftsmen such as Blacksmithing, Horno baking, Spinning, Quilting, Weaving, Leather work, Gourd Crafts, etc

See Topa Topa antique farm equipment, Senora del Valle’s 1853 Rockway carriage, a 1900 Mexican careta, and a
vintage stagecoach

Grab bargains at the Used Book Sale

Visit with other museum representatives and learn what's new at Rancho Camulos

Shop at the Docent Gift Shop and the Arts and Craft vendor village  

Take docent-led house and garden tours

Buy your lucky charity drawing tickets for great prizes

Learn about Rancho Camulos National Historic Landmark Museum and how you can support the museum's preservation
and education efforts.

Check back for an update
Docent Led Tour Schedule

Learn about Rancho Camulos'
colorful past and the families who
lived here. Tours offered at the
following times:

(English and Spanish)
Prizes! Prizes! Prizes!
Purchase charity drawing tickets and join
in the free "Visit the Vendors" raffles. A
Ramona Days Poster autographed by NCIS
stars playing Zeva David (Cote de Pablo)
and Tony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly)
while recently filming at Rancho Camulos
will also be auctioned.