Monday, September 10, 2007
GREAT MUSEUMS ARE ABOUT TEACHING, WITHOUT PREACHING.
In case of a natural or human-made disaster, how many ways are there in/out of the San Fernando Valley?
Campo de Cahuenga once guarded access to Los Angeles via El Camino Real. It was situated there (now, across now from the entrance to Universal Studios and the Cahuenga Pass) because the Spanish and Mexican residents of the Valley knew that there were limited ways of getting through our hill-surrounded location.
Teaching residents of the San Fernando Valley about issues vital to our survival, in an informal manner, is an important part of your Museum's mission. Out first mobile exhibition was entitled, "Our Thirsty Valley". It's still on display at the historical museum of Valley College. The exhibit examined the role water has played in Valley history and will continue to play in the future.
In the coming years, your Museum will teach about fire safety, conservation, water and other matters of vital importance.
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"The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture."