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Thursday, January 28, 2016

30 Years Ago Today - Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

Thirty years ago today, the space shuttle Challenger blasted off at 11:38 a.m. ET. Then, 73 seconds after liftoff, a fireball engulfed the shuttle. 



As a horrified America watched on live television, the orbiter broke apart, dooming its crew of seven, including high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was supposed to become the first civilian in space. 

The accident, which was eventually blamed on failed rocket O-rings as well as pressure within NASA to keep launches on schedule, forced a reassessment of the shuttle program and the dangers inherent in human spaceflight. 



NASA's has a Day of Remembrance that honors the Challenger victims as well as the lost crews of the Columbia, Apollo 1 and other astronauts killed in the line of duty.

Here are some Space Shuttle Facts from NASA - click HERE.

What do you remember about that day?  

Where were you when you heard the news?

How were you affected?

Send us a note about your experience.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

We Love Reseda Blvd - Do you?



We are happy to be supporting [RE]visit [RE]seda Blvd in Northridge. 
Come out and have some fun! 

Saturday, February 6, 2016
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Reseda Blvd @ Rayen

Poetry Slam
Live Music
Art
Free Samples & Demos from local businesses 
Giveaways 
Food Trucks & more! 
For more information visit https://resedablvd.wordpress.com/
resedablvd.greatstreets@gmail.com
(818) 882-1212



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Speaker Series: Artist, Akram Namdarian (1/30/16)

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet the January 2016 featured artist, Akram Namdarian.
 
 
Namdarian is a local San Fernando Valley artist that works with a variety of mediums including oil, acrylic painting, ceramics and even metals (copper). She has used art as a way to heal herself while battling health issues. Her art stems from an ardent desire to depict a universal human spirit as the constant communicator. Motifs of family, friends, and individuals in dialogue with each other and with the viewer, saturate her work. From her experimental coloring techniques to her wide array of media, she focuses on capturing humankind in its purest form, with all its defects and realism, to find a point of communion, an act of communication that transcends all cultures and is ancient in its birth with humanity. Learn more about Namdarin's work on Saturday, January 30, 2015 from 2pm to 3pm. 

 
PRESENTATION: 2pm - 3pm
DATE: 1/30/2016
LOCATION: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324
FREE EVENT* | FREE PARKING
*SUGGESTED DONATION $15
Enter the raffles for a chance to win orginal prints, books and walking tour passes. 
Following the speaker series presentation, join us at The Museum for light refreshments and enjoy shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, prints, crafts, books and other merchandise.
2016 UPCOMING SPEAKERS:
JANUARY 30, 2016 - AKRAM NAMDARIAN
FEBRUARY 27, 2016 - KRISTY SANDOVAL 
APRIL 2, 2016 - MANNY VELAZQUEZ 
APRIL 30, 2016 - CHERYL GOETTEMOELLER
MAY 28, 2016 - IRVING STARR 
JUNE 25, 2016 - ROGER DOLIN
JULY 30, 2016 - TBA
Follow the Public Art Initiative on Facebook for updates on the artist speaker series. 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CELEBRATE 105TH ANNIVERSARY OF VAN NUYS ON 2/21/16

Join us as we celebrate the 105th Anniversary of Van Nuys by taking a 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.
Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite: http://vannuystour2016.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour Repeats Monthly on the 3rd Sunday

Sunday, February 21 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

Sunday, April 17 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

Sunday, June 19 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

Sunday, August 21 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

Sunday, October 16 2016 (2:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

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

Monday, January 18, 2016

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spoke at Canoga Park High School January 15, 1961

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was the guest of Pastor Fred Doty and the Woodland Hills Community Church. Dr. King preached a Sunday morning sermon at the church, and then addressed the local community at the high school in the evening. Canoga Park High School's Assembly Hall on January 15, 1961 because the church needed a larger venue for the event.


Pastor Doty invited Martin Luther King Jr. to the west San Fernando Valley after reading King's book, Stride Toward Freedom, The Montgomery Bus Boycott Story. Doty was so inspired by what he read, he actually called Dr. King's church the night he finished the book.

Click HERE to go to page and then click on VIDEO ARROW to listen to a portion of his speech at Canoga Park High School.


His words still ring true today.

CANOGA is the oldest high school in the west San Fernando Valley. It opened with 14 students and 3 teachers on October 4, 1914. Canoga was originally named Owensmouth High School.  




In 1914, the High School was located on the second floor of Owensmouth Grammar School. This is the present-day site of Canoga Park Elementary. 


Source: Canoga Park High School

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

North Hollywood Walking Tour 1/17/16 - SUNDAY TOUR!

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! 


Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. Please leave name, email address and phone number

Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2016.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

NOW ON SUNDAYS AT 2PM! North Hollywood Walking Tour 1/17/16

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! 


Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. Please leave name, email address and phone number

Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2016.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City/North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

SUNDAY JANUARY 10TH - 12:30 PM -CAMPO DE CAHUENGA ANNUAL REENACTMENT - NOT TO BE MISSED

Campo’s signature event, the celebration of the signing of the Articles of Capitulation on January 13, 1847, will be commemorated this year on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2016. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. 


The peace treaty that became known as the Treaty of Cahuenga will be commemorated much like it was more than a century and a half ago, with a reenactment of the signing by Generals Andres Pico and John C. Fremont, followed by fiesta dancing by Carolina Russek dancers.

The cannon will once again be fired in celebration, and the memorial wreath will be presented. 

Campo tacos will be available for purchase, though the event is free and all are welcome, in period costume or not. Activities begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m. 

Several interesting exhibitor booths will be on site.
 
Free parking is available in the adjacent Metro parking lot. Campo is easily accessible from the Campo/NBCUniversal Metro Red Line station.

Campo de Cahuenga
3919 Lankershim Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604

Please RSVP to: 818-927-1347 or  campodecahuenga1847@hotmail.com

Invite your friends. 

Invite students learning about California history.

This is an event not to be missed!