BUILDING A GREAT MUSEUM FOR THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
Continuing The Museum's ongoing program, "Narrating Lives" Oral Histories of the San Fernando Valley, Lee Davis project director had some very special guests at our July 8th Board meeting. Lee invited leaders of the San Fernando Valley veterans organization, Wings of Wendys, to discuss ways The Museum can include veterans' histories with upcoming exhibits in our new Northridge space. A special emphasis will made to allow Valley school children to learn about the sacrifices made by veterans and their families for American freedoms. The vets will also be included in The Museum's Speakers Series.
Accompanied by volunteer Paul Magosian (center in blue) leaders of Wings Over Wendys veterans association discuss an affiliation with The Museum to bring veterans' histories to the San Fernando Valley.
Right is Michael LaVere of West Hills, a survivor of 36 B-14 combat missions over Germany as a naigator during World War II. Mr. LaVere, age 84, was recently honored by the Republic of France with its cherished medal of the Légion d'Honneur
At right is Art Sherman, leader of the Wings of Wendy's association. was a bombardier during the Second World War. Art is leading discussions between The Museum and Wings of Wendys to secure veterans' histories. Mr.Sherman was also honored by the Republic of France with its revered medal of the Légion d'Honneur.
President Scott Sterling addresses Museum Board and guests at July meeting, at newly painted Museum space in Northridge. (click on images to enlarge them)