Oil Field Fire - possibly 1926 - Postcard Collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley - gift of Gary Fredburg 2007
As we head into 2008, it is useful to remember Emerson's comment that "to have problems is to be human." Los Angeles and the great San Fernando Valley have had our share of problems and will have more in the future. Our best chance is to learn from the past, live responsibly in the present and prepare together for the future. Your Museum concerns itself with all three of these. Museums teach by, and explore human experiences at people's own pace and desire for learning.
It is a truth that we are defined by what we leave behind for future generations.
Define yourself in 2008 by joining the Museum Community.
And, a very Happy New Year. Jerry Fecht
The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture.