Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mid-Century Modern (Opening Reception) - Saturday, October 10, 2015

Join us for the opening of the new Mid-Century Modern exhibit.
The Mid-Century Modern era has its roots in the Bauhaus and its influence persists today. The exhibition depicts examples of mid-century modern furniture, architecture and accessories principally from the San Fernando Valley.
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
MUSEUM HOURS: 1pm to 6pm
OPENING RECEPTION: 4pm to 6pm, complimentary wine & cheese
LOCATION: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff Street., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324

$10 Suggested Donation 

Monday, October 5, 2015


The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at

Cost: $10 per person donation - click here to pay on Eventbrite
FREE for Current Museum Members 
Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Celebrate LA Mural Day at the PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOUR (10/17/15)

Celebrate LA Mural Day with us at the Pacoima Mural Walking Tour! 

This is a 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. 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
DateSaturday, 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. RSVP and Prepay on Eventbrite:

For more information: Email Maryley at Maryley.Carrillo@TheMuseum

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Speaker Series: Artist, Anne Bowman & Pop-Up Art Mart (ENTER THE RAFFLE!)

This month's speaker series features oil painter Anne Bowman. Bowman is a local San Fernando Valley oil painter and retired educator with a BS, MS and teaching credential from UCLA. She always knew she wanted to paint but life got in the way, so she started her career in the arts after she retired. Bowman is inspired by nature and the people she meets in her life. Come see her latest paintings and learn more about Bowman on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm. 

POP-UP ART MART HOURS: 3pm - 6pm  
DATE: 9/26/2015
LOCATION: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324

- Two Walking Tour Passes ($20 - $30 Value)
- Original Art Prints ($50 Value) 
- $40 Gift Cart to Lulu's Restaurant 

July 25th - Artist, Debbie Wubben
August 29th - Artist, Christine Douglass
September 26th - Artist, Anne Bowman
October 31st - Artist, Judy Heimlich
November 28th - Artist, Ellen Rundle

Every Last Saturday of the Month at the Museum.
Following the speaker series presentation, join us for light refreshments and enjoy shopping at our new "POP-UP ART MART" where 7 local artists will be selling original art, prints, crafts and other merchandise. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum. Come shop until you drop and help preserve history! 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


TWO Remaining Tour Dates:
September 12, 2015 
November 28, 2015 - WALK IT OFF TOUR! (After Thanksgiving)
Every Second Saturday every other month
10:00 am - 12:30 pm | $10/person (please consider paying in advance)

For the Historic North Hollywood "NoHo" walking tour, attendees will 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!
Additional tour highlights include:
  • Amelia Earhart Statue
  • Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
  • El Portal Theatre (1926)
  • St. Paul's First Lutheran Church
  • NoHo Arts District
  • NoHo Fire Station #60
  • Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
  • So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1886)
  • Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  • Weddington Family History
  • North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  • Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924)
  • Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)
You may prepay and RSVP for the tour on Eventbrite: CLICK HERE.
In addition, if you would like write a check for a tour, it may be made payable and sent to: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St.., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-3885
To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818) 347-9665 and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at .
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)