Wednesday, June 6, 2007
THE LOSS OF JIM GULBRANSON
It is with profound regret that The Museum of the San Fernando Valley acknowledges the passing of a great California historian and collector, Jim Gulbranson. Few have exceeded Jim's effort to carefully preserve our collective cultural heritage.
In his last days, this fine man was still at work to insure that the Valley's historic Campo de Cahuenga be fully utilized for future generations of Americans. The renovation now going on at the Campo in large measure reflects Jim's insistence on the highest museum standards for display and storage for research. He was a founding member of Campo de Cahuenga's Acquisions Committee.
When we first told Jim Gulbranson about our efforts to bring about a great Museum of history and culture for the San Fernando Valley, he warned us that it would take great effort, but in his words, "effort is the price you pay for building something that endures."
Jim Gulbranson passed away on June 6, 2007, after a long and difficult battle with cancer. A service to celebrate Jim's life will be held at the Simi Valley Covenant Church at 1 pm on Saturday June 9th. A reception will follow. The church is located at 4680 Alamo St., between the Stearns and Tapo Canyon off-ramps of the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway in Simi Valley.
Thank you Jim Gulbranson for your life and leadership.