Wednesday, February 18, 2015

PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOUR (2/21/15)

PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOURS 
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
10:00am - 12:30 pm.
ROUTE CHANGES

Join us on this guided walking tour of 10 murals along Van Nuys Blvd. Learn the history of murals in the Northeast Valley, hear the inspiration and meet the artists. Tour guides are local artists that have been involved in the creation of the murals. Special guests speakers on selected tours. 
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrellas, caps, sunscreen and/or water bottles anything you may need to make the walk comfortable for you.
ROUTE CHANGES - After listening to feedback about the tours for the past year, we decided to shorten the tour and make it a completely walking tour. The walk spans from Brandley Ave to Telfair Ave (a little over 1 mile.)
After the tour Myke's Cafe is offering a free agua fresca (pinapple, fruit punch or horchata) with meal purchase to tour attendees. 
Meeting Location: Outside of Myke's Cafe at 13171 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, Ca, 91331
Dates: Repeats Bi-Montly, 3rd Saturday of the Month
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:30 pm. 
Parking: Street Parking is available along Van Nuys Blvd. (Please Read Parking Signs!) 

Cost: $15.00 Pre-Paid Per Person Donation. Otherwise $20.00 walk-up cost. 
Funds collected help restore murals overtime. For more information and to RSVP Email Maryley at Maryley.Carrillo@TheMuseum SFV.org.

Supporters:
Northeast Valley Muralists

Sunday, February 15, 2015

THE MUSEUM INVITES ALL MEMBERS OF AMERICAN LEGION POSTS TO SPEAKER SERIES

The Museum invites all members of American Legion posts to the monthly, FREE, speaker series, "Conversations with Heroes."

The next one is scheduled for:
Date:        Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:        2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location:  The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Cost:        FREE
Parking:    Free

Members from the Wings Over Wendys group and veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and recent conflicts speak about their first-hand experiences.

Light refreshments served.

PLEASE RSVP in advance to 818-347-9665 or events@TheMuseumSFV.org.

Thank you.





American Legion History

The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, service members and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential non-profit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. 

Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines. 

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

THE MUSEUM INVITES ALL MEMBERS OF VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS POSTS TO SPEAKER SERIES

The Museum invites all members of VFW posts to the monthly, FREE, speaker series, "Conversations with Heroes."

The next one is scheduled for:
Date:        Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time:        2:00 - 4:00 pm
Location:  The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Cost:        FREE
Parking:    Free

Members from the Wings Over Wendys group and veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam and recent conflicts speak about their first-hand experiences.

Light refreshments served.

PLEASE RSVP in advance to 818-347-9665 or events@TheMuseumSFV.org.

Thank you.


VFW History


The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service: Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them,and they were left to care for themselves.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

Since then, the VFW’s voice had been instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, creating a GI bill for the 20th century, the development of the national cemetery system and the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, VFW won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active-duty service members, and members of the Guard and Reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
The VFW also has fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
Besides helping fund the creation of the Vietnam, Korean War, World War II and Women in Military Service memorials, the VFW in 2005 became the first veterans’ organization to contribute to building the new Disabled Veterans for Life Memorial, which opened in November 2010.
 
Annually, the 1.9 million members of the VFW and its Auxiliary contribute more than 8.6 million hours of volunteerism in the community, including participation in Make A Difference Day and National Volunteer Week.
 
From providing over $3 million in college scholarships and savings bonds to students every year, to encouraging elevation of the Department of Veterans Affairs to the president’s cabinet, the VFW is here to support.

GARY OWENS - RADIO ANNOUNCER - DIES AT 80



Gary Owens, the popular radio announcer died on February 12th at the age of 80



 
One of his favorite lines was, "From beautiful downtown Burbank." 

Gary played the wacky announcer in the TV comedy series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In from 1968-1973.

Following, he worked on commercials, variety specials, radio shows, cartoons and theme park announcements that turned his voice into one of the most famous in show business.

For more info on Gary Owens, please read the Los Angeles Times article by David Colker HERE.

Friday, January 30, 2015

AUTHOR DAVID COSCIA - PACIFIC ELECTRIC; SPEAKER EVENT AND BOOK SIGNING - FEBRUARY 22, 2015

Author David Coscia returns to The Museum for the monthly Speaker Series on Sunday, February 22, 2015

Come learn about the incredible history of the Pacific Electric. David will offer an interesting presentation, answer any questions and then there will be a book signing.  For those folks interested in the history of transportation.. this event is for you!  Please bring a friend or two to this event.



WHERE: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
DATE:     Sunday, February 22, 2015
TIME:     3:00 - 5:00 pm

The Museum will open up at 2:00 pm on Sunday and close after the speaker event at 5:00 pm

Cost: FREE
Museum Members: Preferred Seating
Parking: Free
Light refreshments served.
Cost of each book: $60. A portion of each book sale is being generously donated to The Museum.

Please RSVP via phone and pay at the door by calling The Museum at 818-347-9665 or events@TheMuseumSFV.orgevents@themuseumsfv.org.



David Coscia

Pacific Electric Railroad images - Gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2012  (click on images to enlarge)   Image number 4608

 Dated March 23, 1947 -  Image number 4611


 Dated June 19, 1955 - Image number 4609

Dated June 19, 1955  -   Image number 4610