Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Friday, September 14, 2018

Speaker Series - Dr. Jessica Kim, CSUN; discusses book -Metropolis, Empire, and Revolution in the Los Angeles-Mexico Borderlands, 1865-1940

Dr. Jessica Kim, Assistant Professor of History California State University, Northridge specializes in the history of the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, urban history, the history of Los Angeles, and public and digital history.

As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, she will be discussing her book based on her dissertation.


Please join us for an interesting discussion and presentation on this topic.

Cost: $10/pp; PLEASE RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite.  Walk-in attendees welcome, but we would appreciate advance notice by calling 818-347-9665 or and let us know you will be attending. Advance copies of her book will be available for sale. A portion of proceeds will benefit The Museum.

FREE Parking. Elevator access to 2nd floor.  Raffle Prizes too!

Directions to The Museum:
18860 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91324-3885
SE corner of Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St.

½ mile from CSUN (west) and 1/3 mile from the Northridge Fashion Mall (east)
Easy access from 118 Fwy.-Tampa exit; 101 Fwy.-Reseda exit; 405 Fwy.-Nordhoff exit    Tel: 818-347-9665  

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Please bring a friend, colleague or family member and enjoy YOUR Museum.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Celebracion y Fiesta! 9/30; Fun event; Support Campo de Cahuenga

Celebracion y Fiesta!

Food, Fun, Fashion, Music and much more!

All to benefit UCNH and Campo de Cahuenga

11:00 am - 5:00 pm; $20/pp

Food and drink included.

A great time for a great cause; 

Located at Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd. 
Studio City, CA 91604

Right Across the street from Universal Studios.

Payment in advance only.   Click HERE for payment.

San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC) - Members Only Exhibit - September 5th - 29th

The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC) is pleased to present, Members Only Exhibit from September 5th - 29th at the center in Tarzana.

Free event; Viewing, 11 am - 5:00 pm; Tues. - Sat.

Come view 108 works from 38 member artists.

Please support local artists and the SFVACC.

18312 Oxnard St, Tarzana, CA 91356 - Take the Metro Orange line to Reseda too!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

8/26/18 2:00 pm Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys - please join us

Join us for a stroll back in time through the "Town That Was Started Right!"

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. 

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, Whitley

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. 

RSVP:     1-818-347-9665, email at
Please RSVP and pay in advance with:  EVENTBRITE - Search under: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tour  (Okay to walk-up and pay)

Cost:        $10 per person donation; Also, please visit
Parking:    Street & metered parking in area

Attendees will meet under the "Bridge/Archway" of the Braude Constituent Center,     

6262 Van Nuys Blvd. on the SE corner of  Sylvan Street and Van Nuys Blvd.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

8/25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm The Museum Speaker Series - History of Van Nuys Airport (VNY) - Join us

This Saturday afternoon at The Museum, we will offer a fascinating overview of the history of Van Nuys Airport (VNY). The event begins at 2:00 pm and will last approximately one hour - then Q&A.  RSVP HERE.

Carrie Nicoletti, from Van Nuys Airport, Public and Community Relations will be the speaker for this event.

Also, a short viewing of One Six Right, an exhilarating documentary film that celebrates the unsung hero of aviation - the local airport - by tracing the life, history, and struggles of an airport icon: Southern California's Van Nuys Airport. Featuring thrilling aerial photography and a sweeping original score, the film dispels common misconceptions on the history of Van Nuys Airport.

Historic Overview - a little teaser...

On Dec. 17, 1928, the 25th anniversary of the Wright Brothers’ first flight – VNY was born as Metropolitan Airport through the establishment of a corporation by a small group of citizens.

With the outbreak of World War II, in 1942 the U.S. government purchased Metropolitan Airport and converted it into a military base to help protect the West Coast. The military also purchased an additional 163 acres of land for the construction of the Van Nuys Army Airfield, using new runways to train hundreds of P-38 Lightning pilots.

The 1950s brought substantial growth to general aviation at the airport and local industries. By 1957, the annual payroll of airport companies reached an impressive $43 million and the airport experienced its final name change to Van Nuys Airport. Residential growth also continued. The City of Los Angeles Zoning Commission allowed developers to build 150 new homes in areas surrounding the airport. In 1959, completion of the Sherman Way underpass enabled extension of the main runway from 6,000 to 8,000 feet as VNY ranked 25th in operations nationwide.

Please RSVP on EventBrite today. Cost: $10/person.

Free parking.  Elevator access.

Light snacks and refreshments served.

Walk-ins are okay too, but we would appreciate registering in advance.

The Museum is located at 18860 Nordhoff St. Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885.

Thank you.