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Friday, November 2, 2018

Pelota Mixteca - NEW Museum exhibit - please visit and enjoy

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to announce it latest exhibit, Pelota Mixteca, running through the end of the year at The Museum.

“Pelota Mixteca in the San Fernando Valley,” will showcase via photographs and artifacts, a sport that originates in Oaxaca, Mexico and has become important to the retention and redefinition of identity and community among Oaxacan transnational migrants who currently reside in the greater Los Angeles area and play in the northeastern San Fernando Valley.

The two photographers to be highlighted include: Leopolodo Peña, currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Irvine. His photographic work is centered on two themes: immigration and modern environment. 

Also, Daniel Oliveras de Ita is a Mexican Photographer and Anthropologist, candidate for a Ph.D. degree, at the Institute of Anthropological Research, UNAM. He has produced a documentary, Pasajuego, that features teams from both the United States and Mexico in attempt to document the transnational identity of the community of players.

A reception is being planned with current players and VIP’s that highlight the sport.

The exhibit is FREE as part of regular museum viewing. 

Free Parking. Elevator Access.
The Museum is located at 
18860 Nordhoff St., Ste. 204
Northridge, 91324

Please contact us at 818-347-9665, and visit


The Museum speaker series - 11/10 - 2:00 Salute to Veterans; Free for veterans and their families;please join us

Have you ever wanted to sit down and speak and hear from our heroes, our veterans?

Are you a veteran that would like to learn about the Veterans History Project?

Veterans who served in the United States military, in any capacity, from World War II through recent conflicts will be onsite to discuss their service. As a salute to this annual, historically and ongoing important holiday, please join us for this special event.

Franky Ortega, WWII  Airborne Demonstration Team member, will introduce the veterans and the Veterans History Project. Together with the group Wings Over Wendys, they will lead a panel discussion with an open Question-and-Answer forum for the public. 

The purpose of the event is to collect, preserve and make accessible the personal accounts of local San Fernando Valley veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand their selfless service. Their stories are amazing and you will find each inspirational on this Veterans Day weekend.

Bring your father, mother, grandfather, grandmother or other family members that are veterans. Share your stories. Listen to stories. Enjoy this event.

All veterans and their families are FREE to attend this event.

If you are a veteran or family member and will not pay a fee, RSVP HERE.

If you are a non-veteran and will pay the $10/person, please RSVP on EVENTBRITE.

2) Walk-up okay, but please contact us at 1-818-347-9665 or email at to let us know you are attending and how many folks in your party.

Event Location:
The Museum SFV
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885

(SE Corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave. - across the street from Arco station)

Parking:    FREE in Museum parking 

Elevator access:  Yes, The Museum is located on 2nd floor, suite 204

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Franky Ortega is a National Board Certified Teacher at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School (originally part of the Birmingham Hospital during WWII) and teaches Salary Point Credit educator courses on WWII for the Los Angeles Unified School District. 

He is affiliated with the National WWII Museum, WWII  Airborne Demonstration Team, and the 82nd Airborne California Historical Group. He regularly participates in static line parachute jumps from C-47s that were used during WWII and often teaches the general public about the sacrifice and service of our WWII veterans through speaking engagements and static displays at air shows.

The Museum's NoHo Walk It Off Tour - Sun - Nov 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm; please join us

Hello to all historic walking tour fans of North Hollywood (NoHo).

One of the most popular tours of the year, with our tummies full it is time for The Museum's Walk It Off  Tour, held this year on Sunday, November 25th from 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm.

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, land purchases and sales of acreage, vast ranches and orchards, fruit, freight trains, wars, architecture, and much more! Tour highlights include:

  •     Amelia Earhart Statue           
  •     Academy of Arts & Entertainment
  •     Amelia Earhart Library (1928)   
  •     El Portal Theatre (1926)
  •     Tiny's Patio (1923)
  •     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 (1896)   
  •     Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  •     Weddington Family History       
  •     North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  •     Phil’s Diner               
  •     Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)
1) Purchase tickets in advance on EVENTBRITE (we appreciate this)

2) Walk-up okay, but please contact us at 1-818-347-9665 or email at to let us know you are attending and how many folks in your party.

Cost:        $10 per person       

Parking:    FREE street parking in area around park, library and church.

Tour meets promptly at 9:55 am - 

5211 Tujunga St. 
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of
Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (on corner of North Hollywood Regional Library)

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Tell a friend.  Bring a friend.

Thank you,

Michel Stevens


Bill Carpenter
Director of Historic Walking Tours