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Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Museum closed Sat. 5/19; open on Sunday 5/20

The Museum, based on its special speaker series and oral history program, will now only be open this weekend, Sunday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm.

The Museum will not be open on Saturday, 5/19.

Please join us this Sunday.

Next week, we will continue to be open normal days/hours on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Thank you.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sunday 5/20 The Museum Speaker Series, CSUN Assoc. Professor James Snead - Relevance of Things or Artifacts

The Museum of the SFV is pleased to present James E. Snead, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) will discuss his book, “Missions, Water and Chicken Colonies in the San Fernando Valley” In this talk, he’ll emphasize the relevance of “things” or artifacts as a way into history and cultural identity. This will tie into additional activities on site at The Museum on this day.

The speaker event will run from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

The event will be part of The Museum's annual spring gathering that will be from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The events will include opportunity for valley residents to discuss artifacts of historic importance and receive a short oral history, arts and crafts for kids and speaker series. A small car show is planned too!

The oral histories, short videos, which offer an opportunity to become part of the archives of The Museum's are free of charge.

Free admission to overall events, excluding any food or beverages. A suggested $10 donation for the speakers event is appreciated.

Free parking. Elevator access to The Museum.

The Museum SFV would appreciate advance notice for this special event by calling 818-347-9665 or and let us know you will be attending. 

Located at: 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge 91324 (XSt SE Corner Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Please being the family, colleagues and friends interested in history, art and culture to this annual event.

Note: Due to Memorial Day weekend, there will not be a speaker event on Sat., 5/26. The Museum will be open on this day from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Thank you.

5/12 Unveiling of Zelzah Cafe and Stampede Mural - Please join us!

Much Kudos to Roger Dolin of Mural Environments, former founder of The Museum's Public Art Initative, long-time board member and now part of the Northridge Beautification Foundation (formerly Northridge Sparkle) on the completion of this mural on Reseda Blvd.

Thanks to Northridge Beautification Foundation, Catalina Paints for donating the wall space and we believe portions of the paint cost, Scott Sterling, Mel Mitchell and the primary painters on the mural.

Also, much thanks to any and all community members that picked up a brush to support the mural. Community engaged murals make these projects and neighborhood enhancements even more special.

We invite The Museum members, Friends of The Museum as well as valley residents and guests to participate in this special FREE event on May 12th.

The event will be held at Catalina Paints at 8814 Reseda Blvd. at 6:30 pm.  Free event.

Making any donation to these worthwhile art and community organizations would be appreciated.

The Museum SFV will have a booth, participate in the program and will be educating folks about its art and art education programming in the valley.

The Museum and its Public Art Initiative along with Northridge South Neighborhood Council and Northridge Sparkle were all behind the first mural of the Zelzah train station at the SE corner of Rayen and Reseda.

On the NW corner of Rayen and Reseda resides a horse, part of The Museum's Horses Across The Valley program (still ongoing) sponsored by Northridge South Neighborhood Council and executed by Northridge Beautification Foundation.

A lot going on in this area. This is what happens when there are a lot of dedicated individuals making a difference in their community and promoting art and culture in the valley.

Please join us on the 12th!

Please leave us a message at 818-347-9665 of to RSVP. If you want more information about the event, please contact Andrea Alvarado at Northridge Beautification Foundation at

Thank you.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

4/28 The Museum Speaker Series - Historian Shel Weisbach; Architectural & Historic survey of Valley

The Museum of the SFV is please to present its next 2018 speaker event.

Historian Shel Weisbach will offer selections from of his series called:

          Pathways, an academic and reader-friendly art, architectural,                            
          contemporary and historic survey of the Valley for the curious                             
          to leisurely explore.

The event will run run from 2:00 - 4:00 pm.  Light refreshments served.

Cost: $10/pp

Free Parking. 
Elevator access.  

Please RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite. Walk-in attendees welcome. 

The Museum SFV would appreciate advance notice for this special event by calling 818-347-9665 or and let us know you will be attending. 

Located at: 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge 91324 (XSt SE Corner Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)


Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Museum SFV to reopen on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm; Please join us.

To The Museum SFV members and guests:

The Museum will be receiving some minor renovations and we will be closed from Monday, April 2, 2018 until Friday, April 27th, 2018.

We will reopen on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm and then have our speaker event from 2:00 - 4:00 pm with historian Shel Weisbach.  Please RSVP HERE to attend the speaker event and enjoy our new, fresh look!

On Sunday, April 22nd, we will also have our Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys led by docent Bill Carpenter. Please RSVP HERE to attend.

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

Thank you.