Tuesday, June 26, 2007
DEMOLITION OF HISTORIC SYLVAN STREET HOUSE, BRINGS A CALL FOR EMERGENCY PRESERVATION HOTLINE
The loss of the historic Sylvan Street house in Van Nuys this week demonstrates how important communication is within the Museum Community of the San Fernando Valley (indeed, all of Southern California.)
Your Museum is working hard to establish strong communication links within our city's groups that share interests in history and culture, but in-the-meanwhile, we stand to lose treasure after treasure to the wrecking ball or to neglect.
Institutions established to protect the interests of the public are not always prepared to act; especially is needed action is immediate.
Until such time as our Museum Community has the money, power and influence to respond to immediate threats facing our heritage (and, the heritage of our children,) we can at least be made aware of the immediate dangers our history faces.
Your Museum will consider this issue at its June Board meeting.