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Friday, May 25, 2018

From Holly Andres of the Daily News...

Here is a sampling of area Memorial Day events on May 28 honoring and remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States armed forces.

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue. 818-884-4222. bit.ly/2KLncOv

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills: 

Guest speakers, color guard, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 10 a.m. Doors open, 9 a.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jon Williams, United States Army veteran from the Vietnam War and a Purple Heart recipient. Participants include Boy Scouts of America Troop #58, bagpiper Harry Farrar and the Union Avenue Drum Corps. 6300 Forest Lawn Drive, Los Angeles. 800-204-3131. www.forestlawn.com




City of Burbank Memorial Day: 
Concert by the Burbank Community Band, 10:15, followed by the Ceremony of the Rose, 11 a.m.  War Memorial at McCambridge Park, corner of Amherst Drive and North San Fernando Road. 818-238-5378. bit.ly/2IZxxJh

Memorial Day at the Pioneer Cemetery: 

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society presents the observance that includes a remembrance of prisoners of war and missing-in-action troops, wreath-laying, rifle salute and Taps, 11 a.m.-noon. Participants include American Legion Post 176, Communities in Schools and the Marine Corps League-San Fernando Valley Detachment #1277. Event includes a dedication of the “Walk of History.” Doors open, 10 a.m. Limited parking; arrival before 10:30 a.m. advised. 14451 Bledsoe St., Sylmar. 818-970-1286. www.sfvhs.com

Memorial Day observance at Forest Lawn-Glendale: 

Guest speakers, color guard, music, a rifle salute and wreath-laying, 1 p.m. 1712 S. Glendale Ave. www.forestlawn.com


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar 11:00 am

Another popular Memorial Day event is hosted by the San Fernando Valley Historical Society:

Monday, May 28, 2018: Memorial Day Observance at Pioneer Cemetery in Sylmar:
 

Time: 11 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 28, 2018. 

The cemetery is located at 14451 Bledsoe Street at the corner of Foothill Boulevard. This is the second oldest graveyard in the San Fernando Valley and contains the remains of over 200 locals, immigrants, and five Civil War veterans. 

The observance will include a special dedication of the "Walk of History" featuring important dates of San Fernando Valley history engraved on bricks along a 90-foot section of walkway. Also included will be a wreath laying ceremony, U.S. flag-raising, rifle salute, and "Taps." 

There will be limited parking at the rear of the cemetery, so please carpool, if possible, and come before 10:30 a.m. for the best seating. Gates open at 10 a.m. For additional information call 818-970-1286.



San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery is a preservation project of the San Fernando Valley Historical Society.

Open houses with free tours are held on the third Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to Noon, rain or shine. The public is invited to visit and assist with maintenance and plot care.

Generously Sponsored by the Sylmar Neighborhood Council.


14451 Bledsoe Street, Sylmar  (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)


Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom - 10:00 am

We hope valley residents and guests will have the opportunity to visit and experience one of the many Memorial Day events in the San Fernando Valley.

One popular one is the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade: 

The 29th annual event, “Saluting the Price of Freedom,” with floats, marching bands and community groups. Opening ceremony, 10, and parade, 11 a.m. Parade begins at the intersection of Owensmouth Avenue and Sherman Way, east on Sherman Way to Mason Avenue.

From last year, enjoy these images:






Michel Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Educating and promoting the history, art and culture of the great San Fernando Valley

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tonight - San Fernando Valley Historical Society; speaker event; Lockheed Aircraft Company’s History 1912-1996

Lockheed Aircraft Company’s History 1912-1996
 

Speaker: Robert (Bob) Ream

Robert Beam started his career at this famous aircraft company in 1971. He contributed to several different projects including the U-2 and SR-71 spy planes. He was a provisioning analyst – Sr. staff on the global sustainment team when he retired in 2016. 


Lockheed was a major presence in the San Fernando Valley during a time when numerous aircraft and defense industries flourished in the area.

Bob will be sharing the history of the company from its inception, development and early years through their involvement in the war efforts and transition to civilian aircrafts, to their merger with Martin Marietta and their departure from the Valley.


Free event (donations welcome) - Free parking - Refreshments served

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 

Andres Pico Adobe 
10940 Sepulveda Blvd. 
Mission Hills 91346

To learn more about the San Fernando Valley Historical Society, please visit www.sfvhs.com.


Friday, May 4, 2018

Sunday 5/20 The Museum Speaker Series, CSUN Assoc. Professor James Snead - Relevance of Things or Artifacts

The Museum of the SFV is pleased to present James E. Snead, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Anthropology at California State University, Northridge (CSUN) will discuss his book, “Missions, Water and Chicken Colonies in the San Fernando Valley” In this talk, he’ll emphasize the relevance of “things” or artifacts as a way into history and cultural identity. This will tie into additional activities on site at The Museum on this day.


The speaker event will run from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

The event will be part of The Museum's annual spring gathering that will be from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm. The events will include opportunity for valley residents to discuss artifacts of historic importance and receive a short oral history, arts and crafts for kids and speaker series. A small car show is planned too!

The oral histories, short videos, which offer an opportunity to become part of the archives of The Museum's are free of charge.


Free admission to overall events, excluding any food or beverages. A suggested $10 donation for the speakers event is appreciated.

Free parking. Elevator access to The Museum.


The Museum SFV would appreciate advance notice for this special event by calling 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org and let us know you will be attending. 

Located at: 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge 91324 (XSt SE Corner Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Please being the family, colleagues and friends interested in history, art and culture to this annual event.

Note: Due to Memorial Day weekend, there will not be a speaker event on Sat., 5/26. The Museum will be open on this day from 1:00 - 5:00 pm.

Thank you.

5/12 Unveiling of Zelzah Cafe and Stampede Mural - Please join us!

Much Kudos to Roger Dolin of Mural Environments, former founder of The Museum's Public Art Initative, long-time board member and now part of the Northridge Beautification Foundation (formerly Northridge Sparkle) on the completion of this mural on Reseda Blvd.

Thanks to Northridge Beautification Foundation, Catalina Paints for donating the wall space and we believe portions of the paint cost, Scott Sterling, Mel Mitchell and the primary painters on the mural.

Also, much thanks to any and all community members that picked up a brush to support the mural. Community engaged murals make these projects and neighborhood enhancements even more special.

We invite The Museum members, Friends of The Museum as well as valley residents and guests to participate in this special FREE event on May 12th.

The event will be held at Catalina Paints at 8814 Reseda Blvd. at 6:30 pm.  Free event.

Making any donation to these worthwhile art and community organizations would be appreciated.



The Museum SFV will have a booth, participate in the program and will be educating folks about its art and art education programming in the valley.

The Museum and its Public Art Initiative along with Northridge South Neighborhood Council and Northridge Sparkle were all behind the first mural of the Zelzah train station at the SE corner of Rayen and Reseda.

On the NW corner of Rayen and Reseda resides a horse, part of The Museum's Horses Across The Valley program (still ongoing) sponsored by Northridge South Neighborhood Council and executed by Northridge Beautification Foundation.

A lot going on in this area. This is what happens when there are a lot of dedicated individuals making a difference in their community and promoting art and culture in the valley.

Please join us on the 12th!

Please leave us a message at 818-347-9665 of info@TheMuseumSFV.org to RSVP. If you want more information about the event, please contact Andrea Alvarado at Northridge Beautification Foundation at northridgebeautification@gmail.com.

Thank you.