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Friday, April 16, 2010


The Museum SFV - Speaker Series April 17th @ 7:00 p.m. Griffith Park- please join us

Saturday, April 17, 2010
7:00 p.m. Reception
7:30 p.m. Lecture
Carolwood Barn, Griffith Park, 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Presenter: Michael Broggie, Ph.D.
$10 suggested donation per person (at door)

Presenter: Michael Broggie
Carolwood Pacific Historical Society and author of Walt Disney’s Railroad Story, winner of the Benjamin Franklin Award for the best biography. Mr. Broggie is a past featured speaker for World’s Greatest Hobby, a national tour sponsored by the Model Train Industry Association.

Join train enthusiasts, collectors, and fellow local historians as we trace the fascinating history of trains in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Did you know that in the mid-nineteenth century, the San Fernando Valley was primarily an agricultural community that supplied California with a variety of produce, most of which was shipped out by railroad?

The lecture will take place at the historic Carolwood Barn in Griffith Park adjacent to Travel Town. Carolwood Barn is the very building in which Walt Disney built his famous Carolwood Pacific Railroad. Many fun and amusing facts about Walt Disney and his lifelong fascination with trains will also be covered.

Directions: Carolwood Barn - 5202 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027; on Zoo Drive, approx. half way between Forest Lawn Drive and Victory Exit. Traveling east on 134, exit Victory Blvd.; turn right on to Zoo drive; look for parking lot and barn on left. If traveling west on 134, exit Forest Lawn Drive., turn left on Zoo Drive; look for parking lot and barn on right.

Historic Talks in Special Places

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce the launch of its Speaker Series, a bi-monthly program which will offer dynamic thematic talks about the many aspects of the history of the San Fernando Valley and will be led by noted historians, experts, and educators.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational and cultural institution. Its purpose is to acquire, display, and preserve artifacts, documents and records related to the San Fernando Valley and its residents. It strives to accomplish this through interactive exhibits, website, tours for schools, organizations and the general public, performances, lectures and an artifact loan program for San Fernando Valley schools. (

Topics will vary, locations of lectures will be spread around all areas of the San Fernando Valley and each will delight audiences of all ages.

To RSVP and for more information, please contact Speaker Series Chair Willard Simms at 818.347.9665 or via e-mail at

1 comment: said...

Terrific lecture Michael, thank you.