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Friday, October 30, 2015

SACRED SPACES IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY



Church and Baptistry of the Mission San Fernando Rey de EspaƱa
Vintage postcard - Gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
from Gary Fredburg 2015


Among the earliest communities of Christians, (Romans, Greeks, Syrians etc.) those just learning about the religion (catechumens) were excluded from witnessing the sacrament of the Eucharist until they were baptized. Separate buildings or chambers were designated as "baptistries". (One of the most famous of these is the Baptistry of the Cathedral of Florence - a copy of its doors  is in the museum at Forest Lawn in Glendale.)
Looking between the two tall palms in this vintage postcard, we can see a pathway leading to the Baptistry of the Mission San Fernando Rey, a separate building from the historic church. Native Americans and others who had not been baptized were given instruction here and baptized into the Christian religion.
                                                                                                                      comments by Jerry Fecht


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

Monday, October 26, 2015

A VALLEY FULL OF SURPRISES (Part 3)




VALLEY MARKET TOWN   
Vintage postcard - gift to The Museum from Gary Fredburg 2015

In the 1950s, the villages of the edges of San Fernando Valley were poorly
connected by unsure surface streets. Towns like Canoga Park and Sylmar had 
occasional festivals and parades, but young families had little reliable entertainment 
or shopping options. Perhaps a sign of the vast malls to come, Valley Market Town
emerged on Sepulveda Boulevard. 
Do you recall the kiddie rides or snack shops at Valley Market Town?
Make your  memories  or photographs of Valley Market Town part of our history.
                                                                                              comments by Jerry Fecht


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

Sunday, October 25, 2015

A VALLEY FULL OF SURPRISES (Part 2)




RESEDA PARK c. 1960s
Vintage postcard - gift to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
from Gary Fredburg 2015


One of the things I love most about the San Fernando Valley is how the public makes use of its parks and recreational spaces. From birthday parties to afternoon walks, the Valley's parks are beehives of activity. The Museum's files on the histories of our parks and constantly revised plans for their use, grow every day. Just this week, for example, The Museum's library has added a dozen yearbooks on Little Leagues in Granada Hills and Northridge. 
A fascinating history of sports and recreation in the San Fernando Valley grows daily in The Museum's archives. From our treasured photographs of the first Valley bicycles (brought from Brighton, England by the Smith family founders of North Hollywood), to Frank Sinatra singing the Stars Spangled Banner opening a baseball game at Birmingham Hospital (now High School), to the arrival of AYSO soccer leagues, sports play a major role in Valley history. Our school football programs not only relate athletic history but genuine works of art. 
                                                                                        comments by Jerry Fecht


The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 


Telephone:  818-347-9665

Saturday, October 24, 2015

A VALLEY OF SURPRISES (Part 1)


A VALLEY OF ENDLESS SURPRISES



Sepulveda Pass Tunnel
Postcard gift to The Museum from Gary Fredburg October 2015

Do you have any idea of what a half million dollars in 1930 would be worth today? Well, that amount is actually a little less than what the Sepulveda Pass tunnel cost when it was opened in 1930. Most drivers who use the 405 freeway today are unaware that the tunnel, which took 8 years to build, still carries traffic from the west side into the San Fernando Valley. 
Many Valley residents can recall how a rush hour accident in the two lane pass could cause hours and hours delay. 
Today, there is much debate about the possibility of a light-rail system through the Sepulveda Pass. Your memories about Valley transportation and opinions about its future are important to your Museum. Share them with The Museum Community today.             comments by Jerry Fecht

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 
Northridge, CA 91324-3885 


Telephone:  818-347-9665

Friday, October 23, 2015

YOUR COLLECTION CAN BECOME YOUR LEGACY

Personal collections often form valuable additions to your Museum's archives. They can form the basis for important insights and exhibits for the public and scholars about what life has been like in the San Fernando Valley over the years and what might become of us in the future.
Don't let the articles you've carefully collected over the years end up as someone else's quick sale on e-bay or worse yet an addition to a "blue bin."



Contact your Museum's Director of Acquisitions, Gary Fredburg right away. He'll help you with a formal "deed of gift" or suggestions about tax deductions. Give Gary a telephone call today: His Museum number is 818-347-9665.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

AROUND THE WORLD GALA FUNDRAISER For The SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

AROUND THE WORLD GALA FUNDRAISER For The SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER

On exhibit "Gerald Brommer 200: For the Love of Art"
Support visual & performing arts at the Center!



When: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Time:  8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Location: SFV Arts & Cultural Center

18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818/697-5525
(XSt. - On Oxnard, just east of Reseda Blvd.)
Free parking

Registration: Individual reservation - $25.00 per person (USD)

Gala Fundraiser featuring Songstress Bonnie Bowden & her Trio play
The American Songbook - Brazilian Jazz - Classical Favorites
Art Raffle & Silent Auction
Hors d'Oeuvres - Wine - Desert will be served.  
Additional no-host bar service will be available.

RSVP: Contact Selina at selinachengart@aol.com for reservations or call her at 310/283-4105.
A check may be made payable to: SFV Arts & Cultural Center for $25 per person to:

Selina Cheng, 22576 Carbon Mesa Rd, Malibu, CA 90265

You may also give Selina your credit card information (name on card, expiration date, number & security code) or order from our website at www.sfvacc.org

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER
18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818/697-5525

SEATING IS LIMITED - RESERVE BY PAYING NOW.


View article in Daily News on Gerald Brommer, the exhibit and the SFV Arts & Cultural Center - click HERE.

Monday, October 19, 2015

SAT, NOV 28, 2015 | HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR


HISTORIC NORTH HOLLYWOOD WALKING TOUR
 ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR! 


November 28, 2015 - (After Thanksgiving) - Register Here
10:00 am - 12:30 pm | $10/person (please consider paying in advance)



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For the Historic North Hollywood "NoHo" walking tour, attendees will learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more!
Additional tour highlights include:
  • Amelia Earhart Statue
  • Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
  • El Portal Theatre (1926)
  • St. Paul's First Lutheran Church
  • NoHo Arts District
  • NoHo Fire Station #60
  • Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
  • So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1886)
  • Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  • Weddington Family History
  • North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  • Security Trust and Savings Bank (1924)
  • Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)
You can sign up on Eventbrite: nohowalkingtour.eventbrite.com
In addition, if you would like write a check for a tour, it may be made payable and sent to: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-3885
To RSVP by phone for an upcoming historic walking tour, please contact us at (818) 347-9665 and leave your name, email, phone number and how many attendees or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org .
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

Sunday, October 18, 2015

TRICK OR T[RE]AT @ [RE]SEDA BLVD (10/31/15)


After the Speaker Series on Saturday, Oct. 31st take a stroll down Reseda Blvd and enjoy a costume contest, live scary tales on the new flex furniture, live music and more. The event ends at 6pm. 

More information on: resedablvd.wordpress.com

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

SPEAKER SERIES: Artist, Judy Heimlich & Pop-Up Art Mart (10/31/15)

Order tickets via Eventbrite:
JudyHeimlich.eventbrite.com

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet the October featured artist, Judy Heimlich.



Heimlich is an award winning local San Fernando Valley watercolor painter and retired educator with a Masters Degree from California State University, Northridge. Her artwork can be found in private collections worldwide including Japan, China, Canada, Hungary, Israel and France. Come see her latest artwork and expand (or start) your art collection on Saturday, October 31, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm. 

Following the presentation, please join us for complimentary refreshments and enjoy the Pop-Up Art Mart, where you can purchase original artwork from the presenter and various other artists from the San Fernando Valley.* Don't forget to also enter the raffles!

RAFFLE PRIZES: 
- Two Walking Tour Passes
- Original Art Prints
- Books & More!

Join us every last Saturday of the month at your Museum. 

Different speakers every month!

FEATURED ARTIST PRESENTATION: 2pm - 3pm
POP-UP ART MART HOURS: 3pm - 6pm
DATE: 10/31/2015

LOCATION:
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324


FREE EVENT* | FREE PARKING
$15 Suggested Donation to The Museum
RSVP on JudyHeimlich.eventbrite.com



UPCOMING SPEAKERS:
October 31st - Artist, Judy Heimlich
November 28th - Artist, Ellen Rundle

***NEW*** POP-UP ART MART!




Following the speaker series presentation, join us at the Museum light refreshments and enjoy shopping at our new "POP-UP ART MART" where 7 local artists will be selling original art, prints, crafts and other merchandise. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Museum. Come shop until you drop and help preserve history!

POP-UP ART MART HOURS: 3pm - 6pm

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Mid-Century Modern (Opening Reception) - Saturday, October 10, 2015

Join us for the opening of the new Mid-Century Modern exhibit.
The Mid-Century Modern era has its roots in the Bauhaus and its influence persists today. The exhibition depicts examples of mid-century modern furniture, architecture and accessories principally from the San Fernando Valley.
DATE: Saturday, October 10, 2015
MUSEUM HOURS: 1pm to 6pm
OPENING RECEPTION: 4pm to 6pm, complimentary wine & cheese
LOCATION: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff Street., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324

FREE EVENT* | FREE PARKING 
$10 Suggested Donation 

Monday, October 5, 2015

VAN NUYS HISTORIC WALKING TOUR (10/10/15)

LAST TOUR FOR 2015
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