2009 - The Year of Valley History
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At the invitation of Lianne Schirmer, advisor to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Christina Walsh and William Preston Bowling addressed the July meeting meeting of our association on July 22nd. Their organization, Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education (ACME), is located in Chatsworth, California.
According to ACME's website: "The Aerospace Cancer Museum of Education, Los Angeles, opened on May 9th, 2008 as a center where community members can learn about Santa Susana Field Laboratory and the historic clean-up initiatives to take place as recently directed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger brought forth by Senator Sheila Kuehl and Assemblymember Julia Brownley. In a unique and unprecedented collaboration by founders William Preston Bowling and Christina Walsh, ACME will organize and activate a public hungry for accurate information about this and other astronomically polluted Nuclear and Aerospace Research sites."
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will actively collect information on the disaster in the Santa Suzanna Mountains, the Rocketdyne Installation, medical issues resulting from the meltdown, and NASA involvement in the San Fernando Valley. We will share our collections, library materials and oral histories with ACME. Our Board and members will visit the ACME museum and publish ACME events on our blog.
Saving our histories for ourselves and future generations is our responsibility. Call your Museum today and get involved:
1 (818) 347-9665