Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

info@TheMuseumSFV.org

www.TheMuseumSFV.org




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION SESSION - JULY 9, 2015

The Museum is seeking volunteers to join as Museum Associates for all committees including museum docents, historic walking tour docent, marketing assistants and event organizers. 



Join us from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm on Thursday, July 9, 2015 to learn more about the associates program. 


RSVP by emailing info@themuseumsfv.org. 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
Phone: (818) 347-9665 
www.themuseumsfv.org


Friday, June 26, 2015

6-25-15 ANNIVERSARY OF MICHAEL JACKSON'S PASSING

The Museum family supports Michael Jackson fans from around the world on the anniversary of his passing six years ago today, June 25th.


Please send us a note or comment on what Michael Jackson meant to you as a performer and person.

For the new Friends of The Museum that have visited and enjoyed our exhibits - Thank you. For those that have not been to Kent Twitchell's Mural of Michael Jackson, please join us soon!

Register and pay for ticket in advance by going to our EventBrite page. Click HERE.

Thank you for the support.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

TODAY (6/20/15)! ARTIST MEET & GREET


ARTIST MEET & GREET

 Spend a Saturday afternoon with a Public Art Initiative artists at the Museum and find out more about the artwork on display. Learn the inspiration, process and creation - straight from the artists that created the art! Light refreshments provided. 





Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

www.themuseumsfv.org


RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1762925927267531/






Friday, June 19, 2015

TOMORROW (6/20/15)! PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOUR

This is a guided walking tour of 10 murals along Van Nuys Blvd. Learn the history of murals in the Northeast Valley, hear the inspiration and meet the artists. Tour guides are local artists that have been involved in the creation of the murals. Special guests speakers on selected tours. 
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrellas, caps, sunscreen and/or water bottles anything you may need to make the walk comfortable for you.
ROUTE CHANGES - After listening to feedback about the tours for the past year, we decided to shorten the tour and make it a completely walking tour. The walk spans from Brandley Ave to Telfair Ave a little over 1 mile.
After the tour Myke's Cafe is offering a free agua fresca (pinapple, fruit punch or horchata) with meal purchase to tour attendees. 
Meeting Location: Outside of Myke's Cafe at 13171 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, Ca, 91331
Dates: Repeats Bi-Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the Month
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:30 pm. 
Parking: Street Parking is available along Van Nuys Blvd. (Please Read Parking Signs!) 
Cost: $15.00 Pre-Paid Per Person Donation. Visit the Eventbrite Page to Prepay.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacoima-mural-walking-tour-tickets-15822183577?aff=erellivorg 
Otherwise $20.00 walk-up cost. Funds collected help restore murals overtime. For more information and to RSVP Email Maryley at Maryley.Carrillo@TheMuseum SFV.org.
Supporters:
Northeast Valley Muralists

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: Kent Twitchell's Incredible Mural of Michael Jackson

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will be hosting a preview of the new special exhibit "Kent Twitchell's Incredible Mural of Michael Jackson" on Friday, June 19th from 6pm to 10pm. 
Attendees will first enter the New Sahara Gallery (located in Suite 202A, on the same floor and building as the Museum) to learn about the three-year process in the making of the mural. There will be photographs highlighting Kent Twitchell's career and additional Michael Jackson artifacts on display. The exhibit will also inlude various studies done by Kent Twitchell for the mural and finished pieces of the 60 feet x 100 feet mural.

Donations are required for this special exhibit. The Museum is asking for a donation of at least $10/person. These funds will be dedicated towards having the entire mural placed on a building that has already been earmarked in Sherman Oaks, right down the street where Michael lived for some time in Encino.

Please assist the Museum in having this monumental mural placed in the valley as soon as possible. Help The Museum of the San Fernando Valley continue to preserve and educate residents and guests on the history, art and culture of the Valley by visiting Eventbrite and making a donation.  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/special-exhibit-kent-twitchells-incredible-mural-of-michael-jackson-tickets-17431115937?aff=eac2

The Musuem is located at 18860 Nordhoff St. #204, Northridge, CA 91324 - cross streets are Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St. - SE Corner - Spanish-style building. Free parking. Elevator access. 

Please contact The Museum at 818-347-9665 for any other information.


The Museum Welcomes Michael Jackson Fan Club Members From All Over The World!


SPECIAL EXHIBIT PREVIEW DATE & TIME
Friday, June 19, 2015  | 6pm - 10pm
Attendees on Friday, June 19th are welcomed to also enjoy the Fundraiser: Wine, Art & Cheese with the Public Art Initative. The fundraiser is free to attend and more information can be found here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fundraiser-wine-art-cheese-tickets-17265605892

SPECIAL EXHIBIT - DATES & TIMES
Saturday, June 20, 2015 through October 31, 2015
Tuesdays: 1pm - 8pm | Thursdays: 1pm - 6pm | Saturdays: 1pm - 6pm

SPECIAL EXHIBITS REQUIRE A $10 DONATION - PLEASE  PRINT OR SHOW YOUR EVENTBRITE TICKET AT THE DOOR.

TICKETS ALLOW ATTENDEES ACCESS TO THE MUSEUM, NEW SAHARA GALLERY & SPECIAL EXHIBIT ROOM. 





Monday, June 15, 2015

FRIDAY (6/19/15) - FUNDRAISER: WINE ART & CHEESE

FUNDRAISER: WINE ART & CHEESE 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley welcomes the Summer Solstice
with an evening of wine, art, cheese and music!

WINE
Sponsor TBA
Various wines will be available for sampling

ART
Enjoy the Public Art Initiative Artist Group Exhibit: 
"TALENT IN THE VALLEY" 
TITV image
The exhibit includes over 50 art pieces with various  
styles & mediums that flow from drawings to watercolor and oils, 
fine sculpture to mixed media and re-purposed décor.
All Artists in the show call the San Fernando Valley their home.
Art sales benefit the museum*

MUSIC
Acoustic Guitar

JOIN US AT YOUR MUSEUM!
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885

Friday, June 19, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm
FREE EVENT 
Learn more about the Museum on the website: www.themuseumsfv.org 

*25% of sales benefit the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Sunday, June 14, 2015

PACOIMA MURAL WALKING TOUR (6/20/15)

This is a guided walking tour of 10 murals along Van Nuys Blvd. Learn the history of murals in the Northeast Valley, hear the inspiration and meet the artists. Tour guides are local artists that have been involved in the creation of the murals. Special guests speakers on selected tours. 
Wear comfortable shoes. Bring umbrellas, caps, sunscreen and/or water bottles anything you may need to make the walk comfortable for you.
ROUTE CHANGES - After listening to feedback about the tours for the past year, we decided to shorten the tour and make it a completely walking tour. The walk spans from Brandley Ave to Telfair Ave a little over 1 mile.
After the tour Myke's Cafe is offering a free agua fresca (pinapple, fruit punch or horchata) with meal purchase to tour attendees. 
Meeting Location: Outside of Myke's Cafe at 13171 Van Nuys Blvd, Pacoima, Ca, 91331
Dates: Repeats Bi-Monthly, 3rd Saturday of the Month
Saturday, February 21, 2015 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am - 12:30 pm. 
Parking: Street Parking is available along Van Nuys Blvd. (Please Read Parking Signs!) 
Cost: $15.00 Pre-Paid Per Person Donation. Visit the Eventbrite Page to Prepay.
http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pacoima-mural-walking-tour-tickets-15822183577?aff=erellivorg 
Otherwise $20.00 walk-up cost. Funds collected help restore murals overtime. For more information and to RSVP Email Maryley at Maryley.Carrillo@TheMuseum SFV.org.
Supporters:
Northeast Valley Muralists

Saturday, June 13, 2015

ARTIST: MEET & GREET (6/20/15) 2pm - 4pm


ARTIST MEET & GREET

 Spend a Saturday afternoon with a Public Art Initiative artists at the Museum and find out more about the artwork on display. Learn the inspiration, process and creation - straight from the artists that created the art! Light refreshments provided. 


Saturday, June 20, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

www.themuseumsfv.org


RSVP & invite your friends on Facebook! 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1762925927267531/





Friday, June 12, 2015

FUNDRAISER: WINE ART & CHEESE (6/19/15)


FUNDRAISER: WINE ART & CHEESE 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley welcomes the Summer Solstice
with an evening of wine, art, cheese and music!

WINE
Sponsor TBA
Various wines will be available for sampling

ART
Enjoy the Public Art Initiative Artist Group Exhibit: 
"TALENT IN THE VALLEY" 
TITV image
The exhibit includes over 50 art pieces with various  
styles & mediums that flow from drawings to watercolor and oils, 
fine sculpture to mixed media and re-purposed décor.
All Artists in the show call the San Fernando Valley their home.
Art sales benefit the museum*

MUSIC
Acoustic Guitar

JOIN US AT YOUR MUSEUM!
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885

Friday, June 19, 2015
6:00pm - 8:30pm
FREE EVENT 
Learn more about the Museum on the website: www.themuseumsfv.org 
*25% of sales benefit the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Thursday, June 11, 2015

TONIGHT! Volunteers: Information Session 5:30pm - 7:30pm


The Museum is seeking volunteers to join as Museum Associates for all committees including museum docents, historic walking tour docent, marketing assistants and event organizers. 


Join us from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm on the following days to learn more. 


Thursday, June 11, 2015

or 
Thursday, July 9, 2015 


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
Phone: (818) 347-9665 







SATURDAY (6/13/15)! BI-MONTHLY VAN NUYS HISTORIC WALKING TOUR

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. 


Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org

Cost: $10 per person donation - click here to pay on Eventbrite
FREE for Current Museum Members 
Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour Repeats:
August 8, 2015
October 10, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

VAN NUYS HISTORIC WALKING TOURS (6/13/15)


The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

Cost: $10 per person donation

Visit Eventbrite to sign up online and prepay. 

Attendees can also pay on site but please call 
1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org to RSVP.


Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour Repeats:
June 13, 2015
August 8, 2015
October 10, 2015


For more information visit: http://www.themuseumsfv.org/events/tours

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

BRANDEIS GROUP ENJOYS AN AFTERNOON AT THE MUSEUM

The Museum had the pleasure to host one of a number of Brandeis University alumni groups on June 2nd.

The group of approximate 25 ladies enjoyed a docent-led discussion about various Museum programs, upcoming exhibits as well as overviews of the history of aerospace, aviation, art, agriculture, history, transportation, entertainment and water. 

Many of the attendees were either from the valley or have lived in the valley for many years. So, we worked hard to come up with some factoids that would be worth of recalling. 



After asking questions such as, "how many of the ladies here remember the citrus groves?  Farms? Dairies? Well, most hands were raised for these three areas.

Some stories offered included growing up in one of the first housing tracts in or near Panorama City,  remembering friends who were able to sell citrus to Sunkist, the General Motors plant and the open spaces of the valley.

The Museum cherishes the stories from visitors. For those that have a lot to say... we offer an opportunity participate in the Narrating Lives: Oral Histories of the San Fernando Valley program.  This is a no cost interview about events and experiences in living or working in the valley.

If there is interest in being considered, please click the link HERE or contact Lee Davis at The Museum at 818-347-9665 and we will send out a form to fill out.

From an artifact standpoint, if you have a photo, postcard, program, etc. that you would like to hold on to, this is fine, The Museum requests the opportunity to scan and return.

If you come across an item at your home, in a drawer, in the garage that can be partied with, The Museum would be glad to review the item.  For any artifacts, please contact Gary Fredburg at The Museum office.