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Friday, December 10, 2010

FIRST METHODIST CHURCH OF VAN NUYS

2010  THE YEAR OF VALLEY ADVENTURES

THANK YOU RICHARD HILTON
As the year draws toward an end, I am busy hand tinting my Christmas cards and thinking about all of the people who have worked so hard over the last 12 months to bring about a great Museum of history and culture for the San Fernando Valley.
I'll begin by giving a special vote of thanks to Richard Hilton, the Director of Museum Tours and Adventures, who continues to build truly exciting on-site experiences for us all. This year Richard Hilton expanded The Museum's tours to include a terrific bus tour of the Northridge - Porter Ranch area of the Valley and an inspiring walking tour of historic Van Nuys.  Richard, with his fellow Museum Board member Bronwyn Ralph has also expanded the number of walking tour in historic North Hollywood.

Thank you Richard Hilton for your efforts to bring San Fernando Valley history alive. Your Valley owes you our gratitude.  We are all looking forward to that book on Van Nuys history on which you are working. Here's a small present:

Vintage postcard of the First Methodist Church in Van Nuys - Gift to the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2010 - (click on image to enlarge)
"First Methodist Church 14257 Erwin Street, Van Nuys, California.  Franklin Greene, Sophus Norelmann, John Gattis  Ministers  -  This historic church at the center of the San Fernando Valley is across from the Valley's Administrative Center. Celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1961. Education unit in 1948. New Sanctuary in 1957. Center of the Valley's Methodist activities. Aggressive, far reaching personalized program for the 1700 members, and the community. Church with a warm heart, enlightened conscience, open mind and questing spirit."   date of printing unknown.

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