2009 - The Year of Valley History
San Fernando Cathedral School. Gift of Gary Fredburg to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 2009 (click on image to enlarge)
Busy with administrative problems of bringing about a great Museum for the San Fernando Valley, I don't have much time to pursue my love of a good history puzzle. But, in the case of the San Fernando Cathedral School, I just had to play detective.
Gary Fredburg gave his Museum an historic postcard of the school and triggered a mystery.
Was the city of San Fernando ever the "chair" of a Catholic bishop? (The word "cathedral" comes from the Latin word "cathdra" or chair - the "seat" of a bishop.) Was there a San Fernando Cathedral School? Was there a cathedral in Los Angeles named for the sainted husband of Isabella of Spain? Is there gold buried in the Cahuenga Pass? ------ Whoa! One mystery at a time.
Who wants to take on the mantle of Museum Detective on this case?
The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.