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Sunday, September 30, 2007

FREE FUN AND ADVENTURE AT THE NOHO SCENE ON OCTOBER 6TH


The Community Redevlopment Agency of Los Angeles
Presents

Lisa Bianconi wants the Museum Community to know about a really great opportunity for real Valley fun and inspiration. It's the NOHO SCENE - Saturday October 6th, 2007 - 11:00 am until 10:00 pm

Enjoy FREE theatre, dance
and music performances, art exhibits, Live "Art Battle" and demonstrations, film screenings, acting, art, music and dance workshops, and an array of discounts, samplings and promotions provided by local merchants. Relax at our wine and food garden enjoying great wine, cuisine and entertainment on our outdoor main stage.

LEARN MORE! GET SCHEDULES!
http://www.nohoartsdistrict.com/nohoscene/nohoscenenew.asp

"The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of History and Culture. "

Friday, September 28, 2007

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY DURING WWII DRAWS GROWING INTEREST


Bob Hope "Victory Garden" Advertisement 1943 - Collection of the Museum of the San Fernando Valley
Perhaps it is the important documentary "The War" by Ken Burns on PBS, but for whatever reasons, your Museum is getting a lot of support for our WWII collections just now. Stay posted on this blog. We'll be sharing much material about the Valley and its part in the War Effort.
Our Museum Community member, Phyllis Hansen recommends that you check out the amazing photos of Lockeed Aircraft Company in Burbank during World War II.
The blog's address is:
thinkorthwim.com/2007/08/19/1034/

Thursday, September 27, 2007

MUSEUM STARTS COLLECTION OF IMAGES OF VALLEY CELEBRITIES


Valley resident and cowboy film star, Roy Rogers photographed for the cover of Life Magazine on July 12, 1943. Roy is shown on his world famous horse Trigger in the hills of Chatsworth.

Museum Vice President, Gary Fredburg has begun your Museum Community's collection of images of Valley celebrities for future generations. The collection will include a varity of artifacts bearing pictures of major Valley personalities in: photographs, magazines, newspaper articles, videos, record covers, posters and book covers.

Call the Museum's office at Anchor Education, if you have items to be considered in the collection.
(818) 347-9665

THANKS FOR GREAT MEETING OF YOUR MUSEUM


Van Nuys Grammar School 1927 - gift to The Museum from Gary Fredburg

Special thanks to Board Members and Guests who attended the Meeeting of the Museum Community at the North Hollywood Public Library, last evening. Two important matters were addressed; planned sources of funding for your Museum and the fouir stages of the Museum's development.

Mr and Mrs Spencer Hansen, 1800 Michigan Ave.
Monitowoc, Wisconsin February 5, 1927
"Hello Folks, Hope this address is right. Just a line from Sunny California, hoping you are all o.k. Will write you a letter sometime soon! Working steadily except when it rains and it is raining today Lovingly Earl."

CANOGA PARK HIGH SCHOOL 1945


Installation and Awards Assembly - Canoga park High School - January 18, 1945
Gift of Gary Fredburg to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley September 2007

When Joy Campbell tucked award her programs from the Awards Assemblies of January and June 1945, she could not have realized that her decision would become part of the history of her Valley. Not only are there precious autographs of her classmates, but would tell those of us living in the 21st century dozens of the small pieces of information that form the puzzle of what life was like for high school youth 62 long years ago.
Joyce Reid would win a Girl's Athletic Award and Jack Lawson would letter in B Basketball. Bob Santa Maria would be among the school's football heroes and Carter Gage would defend Canoga Park High's basketball honor. Joe Soler was a school "Sealbearer" and Dean Knouse was elected an "Ephebian." Don Van der Veer was a budding journalist and Pauline Holmes won a World Friendship Award. Bill Rivera was the sole member of the school's Stage Crew and Alice Wilmeth won a Perfect Attendance Award in the B-10 class. There were all-school paper drives, thrift awards and important roles related to the American flag.
Above all, what was life to be like to Kenny Wade in the senior class without the threat of the draft or war in his immediate future?
Gary Fredburg's gift is part of your Museum's growing collection of school memorabilia and yearbooks.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

MEETING OF THE MUSEUM COMMUNITY - THE MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY


Red Barn Feed and Supply Store -- Tarzana, California -- Customers are treated with historic headlines at Red Barn's checkout counters.

Board of Directors Meeting
and
General Meeting of the Museum Community

Wednesday 26 September 2007
Meeting Room

North Hollywood Public Library
5211 Tujunga Avenue
North Hollywood

Public Meeting at 5 pm
Board of Directors Meeting 5:30 until 7:00 pm

Two topics only
1) Potential Sources of Funding (see: attached guide)
2) Stages of Museum Development

Take the Red line subway to North Hollywood - Chandler
Take the Orange line bus to North Hollywood - Chandler
Walk one block west on Chandler to Tujunga to park
Library is in North Hollywood Park

Driving from Los Angeles - north on the Hollywood
Freeway 170
Parking is free at the Library.

Monday, September 24, 2007

ARCHIVES FEVER: THE 2nd ANNUAL LOS ANGELES ARCHIVES BAZAAR

Students, teachers, historians, and local history enthusiasts will find a treasure trove of L.A. history at the 2nd Annual LA History Archives Bazaar. Presented by L.A. as Subject, a research collective hosted by the USC

Libraries, the Bazaar offers numerous resources for exploring the rich histories of L.A.'s diverse communities and virtually any subject related to the Los Angeles region.

Held at the Huntington Library, the Bazaar will feature exhibits by 43 local historical collections, museums, and archives. Attendees can browse collections, schedule research visits, and consult with experts. Educational Programs will also be available throughout the day.

Location: Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2007
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Info: http://www.usc.edu/arc/lasubject

SCHEDULE OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN OVERSEER’S ROOM

11:00 a.m. What is LA as Subject? --- Ken McGuire & Phil Ethington

11:30 a.m. DNA – The Archive of Your Ancestry --- Doug Miller

12:00 p.m. Get Involved – National History Day --- Lourdes Morales

12:30 p.m. You Can’t Take It With You: What to do With Your Collection When Your Kids Don’t Want it --- Carol Wells & Michael Palmer

1:00 p.m. There’s No Time Like the Present To Explore Your Family’s Past --- Paula Hinkel

1:30 p.m. Going Digital – Research Collections in the Electronic Age --- Todd Grappone

2:00 p.m. Everybody’s a Star: Preserving Your Home Movies --- Lance Watsky

2:30 p.m. Researching in Your Jammies: An Introduction to Accessing Archives from Home --- Jennifer Allan Goldman

3:00 p.m. Preservation 101 – Basic Tips for the Household Archivist
---
Michelle Light

3:30 p.m. What is LA As Subject --- Ken McGuire and Phil Ethington

FREE light lunch, refreshments, attendance, and parking.

Gilbert Estrada, Ph.D. Student
LA as Subject, Graduate Assistant
University of Southern California
History Department, SOS 153
3520 Trousdale Pkwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90089
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gilbertestrada/
gilbert.estrada@usc.edu
Cell: 562.857.0517

Sunday, September 23, 2007

CONGRATULATIONS TO MILES KNUDSON


Miles Knudson ----- First Librarian of Campo de Cahuenga -----
------ Businessman and Historical Preservationist

At the last board meeting of the Friends of Campo de Cahuenga Historical Society, president Deuk Perrin announced the appointment of Miles Knudson as Campo's first acting Librarian.

The decision to create a significant research library was made by the board of the Campo three months ago. Mr. Knudson will oversee the beginning of a library focused on the Treaty of Cahuenga, the era of Spanish and Mexican ranchos, and the role Campo has played in American history. A collection honoring Mrs. Armitage Forbes, founder of the Campo Friends and the bells marking El Camino Real, is also in the planning stage.

Miles Knudson is a recognized leader in the effort to preserve and enhance Campo de Cahuenga. He is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where he majored in history. One of his first experiences out of college was working for the Special Collections at UCLA's rare books library, as supervisor for stack operations. He and his wife are partners in a marketing firm in Los Angeles.

Congratulations to Miles Knudson from the Museum Community working to bring about The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

JOHN ROBINSON SPEAKS ON HISTORY OF SO.CAL MOUNTAIN PASSES

On Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 2:00 pm, the Santa Clarita Valley Historical Society will present author and mountain historian John Robinson, who will be speaking on the history of the mountain passes of the Santa Clarita Valley, including Newhall Pass, Tejon Pass, Soledad Canyon. Location of the presentation will be at the Saugus Train Station at Heritage Junction on San Fernando Road in Newhall, California.

Friday, September 14, 2007

THOMAS DE PUY - BELOVED SAN FERNANDO VALLEY REALTOR







Tom De Puy
Valley Realtor
and
Community Leader




July 26, 1921
September 8, 2007





On September 8th, 2007, life long San Fernando Valley resident Thomas DePuy died in West Hills, California. One-time Director and member of the San Fernando Board of Realtors, Tom loved the Valley and had visited and studied nearly every neighborhood from Glendale to Calabasas.
Thomas DePuy was born on the south side of the city of Chicago on July 26, 1921, and lived there until his high school graduation. He served as a corporal in the United States Army Air Corps (now the Air Force) during the Second World War. Tom used the G.I. Bill to attend college in Florida, after his military service.
Before Tom DePuy came to the San Fernando Valley in 1957, he lived in Hawaii, where he developed a deep love of boats and the ocean. Sailing became a lifetime passion. His interest in boats led him to join the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, in which he was involved in sea rescue and search operations. He volunteered his boat often for Coast Guard functions. He devised his own boat transport carrier. Tom served the Coast Guard Auxiliary as Flotilla 49's public relations officer, to attract people to the unit's boating and safety classes.
During Tom Depuy's 45 years of working as a real estate broker in the Valley, he developed an intense belief in neighborhood power and responsibility. "A city is only as good as its neighborhoods," he said. One of his last activities, prior to being struck down by Parkinson's disease, was to spearhead neighborhood street repaving. He and his wife Virginia operated DePuy Realty in the Valley.
Tom Depuy worked for over four decades to make the San Fernando Valley a better place in which to live, go to school and participate in the American dream. He believed that home ownership was essential to community success. He practiced life as an adventure. He made our city a better place in which to live.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

SEPULVEDA VETERANS HOSPITAL














Sepulveda Veterans Hospital
"This modern newly completed facility for specialized medical care is one of the very few of its kind in the entire country."
Gift of Gary Fredburg to the postcard collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

The Veterans Administration Hospital in the North San Fernando Valley also designated as located in Van Nuys.

Monday, September 10, 2007

DALE EDSEL ALEXANDER - MUSEUM COMMUNITY ARTIST











Dale Edsel Alexander Artist and Professional Actor

Dale Alexander became interested in calligraphy in art during his military service in Korea. This and other handsome works by this important California artist can be seen in the lobby office of Dr. Roberta Fervency DDS in Encino, California.
A life-long San Fernando Valley resident, Dale Alexander is a member of our Museum Community.

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.
JOIN THE MUSUEM COMMUNITY - FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

"The San Fernando Valley deserves a great Museum of history and culture."

ADRYAN RUSS TELLS MUSEUM COMMUNITY ABOUT A NEW SHOW IN TOWN












"Thanks for the notice about the shows. I've seen THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. It's a winner!
Hope you'll come to the Musical Theatre Guild presentation of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD on Monday, September 17, 7:30 pm at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. We're valley too!"
Adryan Russ is a composer and writer. She lives and works in Glendale.
Break a leg folks!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

THESE TWO BLOCK-BUSTER SHOWS ARE NOT TO BE MISSED!





The Historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood
Frieze - Bringing in the Valley's Harvest - Lobby of El Portal

In a Valley filled with residents who make their living in the entertainment industry, it should come as no surprise that this vibrant collection of Los Angeles suburbs should be the home to one of America's largest collections of live theatres. The largest group of these performance houses in the exciting NoHo Arts District, centered near Lankershim Boulevard and Magnolia Street.
There has never been a better time to celebrate Valley theatre. Two terrific shows are winding down sold out performances in our city. Both are simply great!
The first "must see" show is a brilliant musical entitled CESAR AND RUBEN, being held over at the NoHo Arts Center. My wife and I attend theater on a regular basis at all levels, and this wonderful production about Cesar Chavez and the LA Times journalist Ruben Salazar is very simply A Splendid Experience. Playwright and actor Ed Begley Jr. deserves some sort of medal for this terrific show!

NoHo Arts Center
11136 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
818-508-7101
www.thenohoartscenter.com

By now, you should have heard the buzz about the "awesome" Valley production called THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. It's a joyous, fast paced romp of the music of the '50s and '60s. The Wonderettes are just now winding down over a year of sold out performances at the historic El Portal Theatre in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. Don't miss this great show.

El Portal Theatre
5269 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood
info@marvelouswonderettes.com
(818) 508.6621

WHY BUDWEISER BUILT ITS SAN FERNANDO VALLEY PLANT?






"The Western Home of Budweiser - Los Angeles, California"
Postcard distributed by Anheiser Busch at the opening of its massive new brewery in 1953
Gift to the postcard collection of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2007

We thought that in a week of temperatures well over 100 degrees, that the Museum Community might find it interesting to read a little about the Valley's largest manufacturing employer - Budweiser.
The postcard's caption reads: "The new home of Budweiser, King of Beers, is on a 65 acre site in the San Fernando Valley. The brewery is built to duplicated every phase of the brewing process at St. Louis. Capacity is over 1,000,000 barrels annually."

According to popular belief in the San Fernando Valley, the huge Anheuser-Busch brewery in Van Nuys is intentionally, slightly smaller than the company's facility in Saint Louis. No doubt those loyal folks at Budweiser felt that the St. Louis Cardinals would never fall to a Los Angeles baseball team either.
In 2007, the Anheuser-Busch plant in the Valley employs over 900 workers.