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Thursday, August 27, 2009

WOODBURY UNIVERSITY'S UNIQUE HERITAGE IN BURBANK

2009 - The Year of Valley History.
Los Angeles Times Library on the Campus of Woodbury University - Burbank 2009 (photo by Gerald Fecht for the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

In 1985, Woodbury University occupied a former Roman Catholic girls’ school in Burbank California. Founded as a business school in 1884, the present university gradually progressed into a full-service academic institution, with both graduate and undergraduate programs.

Stained glass windows in the Los Angeles Times Library on the Campus of Woodbury University - Burbank 2009 (photo by Gerald Fecht for the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

A major, and on-going project of your Museum is the identification and interpretation of religious architecture and images in the San Fernando Valley. Leane Schirmer is the Chair of the Religion Committee of The Museum.

Interior of the Los Angeles Times Library.

Visitors to the Burbank campus of Woodbury University will particularly enjoy the institution’s unique respect for the historical heritage of its location. The Los Angeles Times Library, for example, was once used as the chapel for the Villa Cabrini, a boarding school for girls. Established by Mother Cabrini (the first American citizen to be designated as a saint by the Catholic Church), the building’s original stained glass windows have been retained to celebrate its heritage.

The Cabrini Chapel / Los Angeles Times Library is a living example of the amazing history that surrounds us in the San Fernando Valley. It’s your Museum’s responsibility to share our heritage with today’s and tomorrow’s generations.

Stained Glass Windows in the Cabrini Chapel of Los Angeles Times Library on the Campus of Woodbury University - Burbank 2009 (photo by Gerald Fecht for the archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

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