Thursday, November 20, 2014

MUSEUM HOURS


COME VISIT YOUR MUSEUM! 

Free Admission 
Tuesdays 1pm - 8pm
Thursdays 1pm - 6pm
Saturdays 1pm - 6pm

18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885


BECOME A MEMBER! 
We encourage residents, companies, organizations and associations and all other interested parties to support The Museum of the San Fernando Valley with a tax-deductible contribution at one of the following membership levels:
($25)..............................Cahuenga Level
($50)..............................Amelia Earhart Level
($100).............................Lankershim Level (Family Level)
($250).............................El Camino Real Level (Corporate Level)
($500).............................Chandler Level
($1,000)...........................Los Encinos Level
($2,500)...........................Pio Pico Level
($5,000)..........................Gaspar de Portola Level                                                                                  (Other).................$_____________
If you would like to become a member of The Museum, please click on the Donate button below. You may select any membership level and pay from a PayPal account or with a credit card.
 
In addition, if you would like to become a member and write a check, it may be made payable and sent to:
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
For additional information on becoming a member, please contact our Membership Committee at (818) 347-9665 PST, email membership@TheMusuemSFV.org or use the Contact page.
Thank you for your generous support.
http://www.themuseumsfv.org/

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

MEET & GREET THE PUBLIC ART INITIATIVE - 11/26/14

The Public Art Initiative (PAI) is a committee of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley. We are a group of volunteer artists and art enthusiast from all over the San Fernando Valley working to beautify and bring more art to our neighborhoods. 

We've been making murals, bringing free interactive activities to public events, hosting art shows, setting up public art tours, attending art events and looking for locations that want public art. 

Come meet the the committee on Wednesday, Nov. 26th at 5pm and lets share ideas! 

You will also have an opportunity to see the current exhibits at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley and, if you choose, you can sit in on the regular PAI meeting, following the meet and greet.

5pm to 7pm - Meet & Greet (networking, exploring the exhibits and sharing artwork)

7pm to 9pm - PAI Meeting (talk about current PAI projects and opportunities)

Location:
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885


The PAI meets every last Wednesday of the month.
Usually we all bring snacks and drinks to share. 

This meeting is open to all artists and art enthusiast.

http://www.themuseumsfv.org/events/public-art-initiative

Monday, November 17, 2014

ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! HISTORIC VAN NUYS WALKING TOUR - 11/29/14

Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour

Saturday, November 29, 2014 

10am - 12:30pm 

$10 Donation 

 RSVP HERE 

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Come out and burn a few of those extra Thanksgiving dinner calories at our annual "Walk It Off" tour - always on the weekend after Thanksgiving. 
Attendees will learn about the original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, the Women's Club building, origin of the Daily News, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. Also, who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Re-live "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard" and much more!
Additional tour highlights include:
  • Van Nuys Bungalow
  • Women's Club
  • Old Van Nuys Library (1927)
  • United Methodist Church
  • Municipal Building Fa├žade
  • Van Nuys Post Office
  • Abeles Map
  • Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
  • Bob's Big Boy, Busch Gardens
  • Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, and Whitley Overviews
Cost: $10 Donation. You may make a donation from a PayPal account or with a credit card.
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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 
Mailing Address: 
18860 Nordhoff St.., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
RSVP: Please contact us at (818) 347-9665 and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Meeting Location: Van Nuys Tour meets at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. at Sylvan and Van Nuys Blvd., under arch, which is southeast corner of the street at 10:00 a.m.
http://www.themuseumsfv.org/events/tours

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING - A SMASHING HIT! THANK YOU!

Well, if you were one of the fortunate 500-600 or so Museum enthusiasts to enter The Museum, enjoy the diverse exhibits and participate in a very special program including seven current and former Los Angeles City Council Members, City Controller, CA State Assemblyman, Head of Valley business leaders (The Valley Economic Alliance), Nancy Cartwright, Honorary Mayor of Northridge, Head of City of Los Angeles Office of Historic Resources and Scott Sterling, President, you were treated to a special occasion.

Much thanks to Elisabeth Waldo of Rancho Cordillera del Norte, Dana and Paul Dentzel who have partnered with The Museum and are our landlords. Their vision to secure more culture in the Valley and mix corporate and culture together is making a difference.

 
Also, attendees were treated to the New Sahara Gallery located on the second floor too.






There was entertainment provided by Center Stage Opera (always terrific), a car show, food truck and plenty of donated wine to go around too!

The feedback on the exhibits was fantastic.  The opportunity for valley residents and friends to meet and listen to actual WWII stories from the Veterans on the battlefield and up in the air was amazing.






The photographs of Leigh Wiener wooed the guests.




The Valley Times exhibit brought out many stories from visitors of where they were in a moment in time.

More to come from the Grand Opening!





Thank you to all - The Museum is primarily funded via memberships and donations. All of the support on November 8th was appreciated. We hope more people contribute, join and frequent The Museum.

10-25 GRAND OPENING OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

The grand opening of the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center was a success!

Carolyn Uhri, Ken Ronney, local artist and a diverse audience enjoyed varied works of art, dignitaries in a creative setting.

Way to go!








The Museum is already a partner and will be working together to support each organization on upcoming projects and programs.

The Center is located at 18312 Oxnard St., Tarzana, CA 91356 (Oxnard, just east of Reseda Blvd.)

http://www.sfvartsalliance.org/the-center/