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Sunday, February 21, 2010


2010 - The Year of Valley Adventures
On the Peak of Mt. Hollywood 1925 - photo gift to The Museum by Gary Fredburg 2010 - refer to image 1403
While your Museum is still very much in our formation stage, we are careful to proceed with the archiving of incoming artifacts, such as photographs, and start an on-going process of alerting other museums, academic agencies and organizations of materials that might be of value in their mission. It is the goal of The Museum to encourage an inventory of all historic artifacts in the greater San Fernando Valley.
A shared inventory of records and artifacts will serve the presentation of exhibits, foster scholarship on San Fernando Valley topics, and help to identify lost or stolen objects. As your Museum grows, we shall take on more and more of these professional responsibilities.
Right now, with limited office space and just a few volunteers, this is hard work, and a labor of love.
This image inscribed "On the Peak of Mt. Hollywood" was among many photos and artifacts donated to The Museum by our Board Secretary Gary Fredburg. It is stamped "R. W. Whelan" It was scanned and copies sent to Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge, who is working diligently to save the land around the priceless old Hollywood sign and include the area into Griffith Park. A copy of the photograph was also sent to the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

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