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Friday, September 4, 2009

WREATHS ON THE SEA - OUR INHERITANCE FROM MRS ARMITAGE FORBES

2009 - The Year of Valley History
"Decoration Day" c. 1927 - 1928 - Gift to the Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2008

The custom of laying wreaths in memory of those who have lost their lives in the sea was begun by Mrs. Armitage Forbes. Mrs. Forbes was instrumental in the creation of The Campo de Cahuenga Memorial Historical Assoication.

The San Fernando Valley, in the heart of the Creative Capital of the World, deserves a great Museum of history and culture.
If you are interested in the role of women in the history of the San Fernando Valley, or other historical topics, contact your Museum soon - 1 (818) 609-1665

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