2010 -- THE YEAR OF VALLEY HISTORY
The Final Hours of Historic Whitsett House - Photo by Andy Hurvitz (Here In Van Nuys)
Generally history is lost by accident, neglect or misunderstanding. Unfortunately sometimes historical treasures are destroyed from the sad motive of just making-a-quick-buck. Your Museum Community respects many needs for change, sometimes at the expense of losing a building or site for unalterable reasons, but when historic structures or artifacts are at stake serious deliberation is needed.
Not every thing that is old has historic value. In some cases, the best interests of the public require that a dangerous building be removed. On the other hand, some structures are one of a kind examples of architecture or have major historical importance and simply must be preserved!
For the aforementioned reasons, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley has a Board-level Conservation Committee. This committee maintains an emergency contact list to immediately notify individuals and organizations who have a stake in historic preservation. We closely monitor the activities of the Los Angeles Conservancy and other organizations whose focus is on vital issues in preservation.
If you wish to add your name and contact information to The Museum's Conservation list, please contact us today: 1 (818) 347-9665