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Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Museum SFV closed from 4/2/18 - 4/23/18 for minor renovations

To The Museum SFV members and guests, our space will be receiving some minor renovations and we will be closed from Monday, April 2, 2018 until Monday, April 23, 2018.

The Museum will be adding content and moving around some of its current exhibits.

We will be open on Tuesday, April 24th.  Come on by to see our new, fresh look!

We will have our speaker event on Saturday, April 28th from 2:00 - 4:00 pm with Shel Weisbach.  

We will also have our Historic Walking Tour at the end of the month too.

We will see you towards the end of April.

If you have any questions, please contact Michel (Michael) Stevens or Jackie Langa at 818-347-9665 or

Thank you.

3-31-18 The Museum speaker event with author Chris Lukather

Thanks to everyone that attended The Museum's March speaker series event with author Chris Lukather who provide the background and history on builder William Mellenthin.

The guests really enjoyed reviewing the various homes built by Mellenthin, and many attendees also previously or currently live in one of these homes.  The original offices on Ventura Blvd, initial homes built with very little else around these properties brought and just bright and colorful completed homes brought smiles to attendees faces.

The Museum and Chris Lukather have more planned regarding the builder - stay tuned for upcoming additional event information.

Enjoy some photos from the 3/31 event. Thanks to those attendees that purchased copies of the book and received an autograph too.

3-24-18 The Museum artist Jodi Bonassi artist reception event

Thanks to all of the attendees, artist Jodi Bonassi and The Museum board member Jackie Langa that produced a terrific event on March 24th.

Thank you to those attendees that purchases some artwork too.

Many artists from throughout Los Angeles area were in attendance.

The event received a nice article/mention from ARTILLERY Magazine.

Hare are some of the event images - enjoy!

Friday, March 30, 2018

TOMORROW - Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather

Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather
Saturday, March 31, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Museum is pleased to have Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, discuss and sign copies of his new book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home - so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.  With little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book.  This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

TODAY AT 2PM - See you in North Hollywood!

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 

Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896)
Weddington Family
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Date: Sunday, March 25
Cost: $10 per person  
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM
Free For Current Museum Members - Become a Member TODAY!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at
Parking: Street and metered parking in area
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.