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Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Museum NoHo Historic Walking Tour canceled today - poor weather

Hello to all Historic Walking tour fans. Due to the poor weather (heavy rains), we have cancelled the tour for today.

If you ended up at the tour today, we will issue you a tour credit. Please contact Bill  Carpenter at 818-347-9665. Please leave all contact info if you receive our voice mail.

See you next month at our next historic walking tour.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Until 2:30PM Today! Closed Saturday

Hello Museum Patrons,

Please be aware that The Museum will only be open today, Thursday, January 5, 2017 from 1pm-2:30pm.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 the Museum will be closed.

We are looking for responsible and reliable volunteers to help docent on Saturdays.
Please contact us at if you would like to volunteer.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Please donate to Your Museum this year - still time for tax deduction

If you have enjoyed visiting The Museum in 2016, attended any of the many exhibits, art speaker events, participated in a historic walking tour or enjoy learning about the history, art and culture of the valley, please support YOUR Museum by donating or becoming a member. 

Please click on this Donate link or the button to the right.  The Museum would appreciate memberships at the $50, $100 and $250 or more levels too.

One day left before the end of the year - make your tax deductible donation today!

Thank you very much.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley team

Debbie Reynolds passes one day after daughter Carrie Fisher; valley ties

What a year, week or few days of so many celebrities passing.

First Carrie Fisher and then iconic movie, stage and television star Debbie Reynolds joins her daughter only one day later.

Debbie Reynolds had strong ties to the San Fernando Valley.

Pegge Forrest, El Portal’s co-manager, stated, "Debbie Reynolds rode her bike from Burbank to North Hollywood’s El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood when she was 8 years old."

She won a Miss Burbank contest at age 16, then went on to be cast in the star-making role opposite Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor in “Singin’ in the Rain,” at age 19. She was not a trained dancer, had a few months of training and kept up with her co-stars in the movie. One of the most famous dances in movie history over the last 64 years is worth watching again.

Debbie Reynolds was fond of North Hollywood and the El Portal Theatre. When El Portal became a live performance theater, Reynolds performed on its stage 46 times, more than anyone.

Today, the theatre’s marquee read: “Debbie Reynolds, we love you. El Portal’s brightest star.”

She starred in several other famous movies including, The Catered Affair (1956), Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) and The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964).

Stage credits included: Irene (1973), Debbie (1976), Annie Get Your Gun (1977) and Woman of the Year (1981).

She was also busy with television appearances such as on Will & Grace, Rugrats, Touched by an Angel, Modern Family and had her own show for one year.

Most people know about her marriage to Eddie Fisher in 1955 and the divorce in 1959 and his marriage to Elizabeth Taylor the same day!  Two children, Todd and Carrie Fisher came out of her first marriage.

To read the entire article by Daily News reporter Susan Abram and with support from staff writer Brenda Gazzar and City News Service, please click HERE.

If you enjoy posts such as this one, support YOUR Museum by donating or becoming a member. Click on the Donate button to the right.

One day left before the end of the year - make your tax deductible donation today!

Thank you.

Posted by Mike Stevens

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Closed All Saturdays in December

Hello fellow Museum supporters and friends,

The Museum will not be open on Saturdays in December due to a shortage of volunteers and the holidays.

Please visit on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1-6pm.