Hemet Heritage Foundation and Hemet Museum to hold lecture on ‘West Hemet Unveiled: Ostrich Farms, Horse Racing and Hollywood Legends,’ Aimee Edgewood presenting

Taking a ride in a carriage pulled by an ostrich is one of the activities tourists enjoyed at the Cawston Ostrich Farm in Pasadena. Edwin Cawston bought land in the San Jacinto Valley that also became a popular place to visit. Valley News/Courtesy photo
HEMET – Join Aimee Edgeworth, an advocate for history and arts and founder of the Pearl Center for Creative Arts, on a journey through West Hemet’s past Monday, April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hemet Museum, 1111 S. State St. in Hemet. A third-generation Californian, Edgeworth blends local history with artistic expression to enrich Murrieta’s cultural scene, through her Murrieta Train Project.In her presentation, Edgeworth explores the evolution of West Hemet from the establishment of a 100-acre ostrich farm in 1909, catering to the fashion industry’s demand for ostrich feathers, to the transformation of the land by the Anderson family into a renowned breeding ground for Hollywood’s elite racehorses. Drawing from her great-grandmother Josie Anderson’s life and cherished family
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