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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

2017 Historic Walking Tour Schedule

Mark your calendars and join us at the next historic walking tour! 

Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017 - ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! 

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North Hollywood Historic Walking Tour 

Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Gerald Fecht, Ph.D. funeral service; Sat. February 11th @ Noon; Forrest Lawn

The Fecht family would like to invite friends, colleagues, former students, civic leaders and others to Dr. Jerry's funeral service.

Date:  Saturday, February 11, 2017

Time: 12:00 PM

Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills
Old North Church
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

Click map HERE.

We hope you can join the family.

The Fecht family has appreciated all the calls, flowers, and the warm wishes;  they feel your love!!!

Also, in lieu of flowers, the family knew that Jerry would appreciate donations to either The Museum of the San Fernando Valley or the Amyloidosis Foundation.

Thank you. 

Janne and Family


NEW Museum Hours

Tuesdays 1-5PM
Thursdays 1-5PM
Last Saturday of the Month 1-5PM 

By appointment and for special events please check the website. 
Highly recommend calling before visiting. 


FREE ADMISSION (Donations Welcomed)

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 

18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 

Friday, January 27, 2017

Gerald Fecht, Ph.D. Founder of The Museum passes away

It is with a heavy, heavy heart that the Board of Directors of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley notifies the museum and civic communities that Gerald "Dr. Jerry" Fecht, Ph.D. passed away yesterday.

From his wife Janne, he passed away from complications of congestive heart failure and amyliodosos.

Amyloidosis is a group of diseases in which abnormal proteins, known as amyloid proteins, accumulate in organs such as the heart, the kidneys, the nervous system or the gastrointestinal tract.

We will notify folks of any service information. The Museum will be planning one or more special events to spread the cheer on his wonderful life and on how many people he touched as a professor and leader of The Museum. 

Please feel free to offer your thoughts, condolences and memories by commenting below.

Many more photos to come too.