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Sunday, April 28, 2019

The Museum SFV Speaker Series -Space author, historian and journalist Rod Pyle - not to be missed

The Museum of the SFV Speaker Series continues this year with Rod Pyle, space author, journalist and historian on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at The Museum's alliance partner location, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana.

Rod will discuss his latest book “First On The Moon: The Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Experience,” which sold out on the first day of its release but will be available to all attendees for signing by the author, as well as “Space 2.0,” about the coming new space age.
The cost of each of the books will vary. Proceeds from book sales are generously being donated by Mr. Pyle to go to The Museum of the SFV.

“The Museum of the SFV is incredibly excited to have space author and historian Rod Pyle as one of our speakers this year. His expertise and proven background as nationally-recognized in the area of spaceflight makes him ideally suited to discuss the monumental anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the first landing on the Moon,” said Michel Stevens, President of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley.

This multimedia presentation will include previously-unseen photo montages from the mission, as well as little-known facts about some of the dangers that faced the astronauts while on the Moon.

"It’s an honor to be able to discuss the first landing on the Moon with residents of Southern California, my home, especially in a region that hosted so many of the companies and individuals, such as Aerojet Rocketdyne, North American Rockwell, Boeing, and McDonnell Douglas, that made this historic feat possible. Los Angeles is also home to a number of companies, such as SpaceX and Northrop Grumman, that are playing pivotal roles in the new space age that is upon us, and these will be highlighted as well,” Pyle said.

He has written extensively for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Caltech and authored the Apollo Executive Leadership program for the Johnson Space Center with The Conference Board.

Rod appears frequently on national radio and television, with regular slots on KFI/Los Angeles, WGN/Chicago, PBS’s “Between the Lines” and other venues. Rod holds an MA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Art Center College of Design. Prior to book authoring, Rod produced nonfiction programming for The History Channel, Discovery Communications and a number of educational program providers, as well as producing TV commercials for over a decade.

He additionally worked in visual effects on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and a number of sci-fi pilots for Paramount Television and ran the preliminary visual effects unit for the new Battlestar Galactica. A number of his books, including "Blueprint for a Battlestar," “Innovation the NASA Way,” “Destination Mars” and “The Space Race” have been adopted for STEM efforts as well as university textbooks.

 


The event will be held at The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC). The SFVACC is located at 18312 Oxnard Street, Tarzana, CA 91356. Tel: 818.697.5525; www.SFVACC.org.

There is free parking in rear of building - take Oxnard East, then right on Etiwanda and then right into alley to enter parking lot. Also, please try to take mass transit in the form of the Metro Orange line. You can take the Metro Orange Line too - hop off at Reseda and walk just south to Oxnard and head east about a block and a half to the SFVACC.


The cost for the event is $10/pp.


Please RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite

Walk-in attendees are welcome, but please RSVP beforehand at 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

The Museum SFV is located at 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-1654. www.TheMuseumSFV.org. The Museum offers free admission to exhibits, free parking and has elevator access.

This will be a very special event that also ties into the new Apollo 11 - 50th anniversary exhibit at The Museum that opens up in early May.

Please join us.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

4/27 The Museum Special Speaker event; 7:00-9:00 pm; Edgar Rice Burroughs, Tarzan®, Tarzana Ranch- Scott Tracy Griffin at SFV Arts & Cultural Center

The Museum of the SFV Speaker Series continues and is fortunate to have historian, author and Director of Special Projects for Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc., Scott Tracy Griffin, to speak at the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center in Tarzana.



Mr. Griffin will share the history, facts and stories on the centennial, Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan® and the Centennial of the Tarzana Ranch.

•    In 1911, one of the promoters of the Suburban Homes Co., General Harrison Gray Otis, purchased 550 acres of what is now the heart of Tarzana. General Otis was the founder and publisher of the Los Angeles Times. He took a very active part in the development of the Valley.
•    In 1915, water to the Valley was provided through the Owens River Aqueduct and the Valley was annexed to the City of Los Angeles. This secured the Valley's growth.
•    In 1919, Edgar Rice Burroughs purchased the Otis Ranch, built his home there and named it Tarzana Ranch.

The event will be held at The Museum’s alliance partner's location in Tarzana.
The San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center (SFVACC).
18312 Oxnard Street
Tarzana, CA 91356
Tel: 818.697.5525 

info@sfvacc.org
www.SFVACC.org


There is free parking in rear of building - take Oxnard East, then right on Etiwanda and then right into alley to enter parking lot. Also, please try to take mass transit in the form of the Metro Orange line. You can take the Orange Line - hop off at Reseda and walk just south to Oxnard and head east about a block and a half to the SFVACC.

The cost for the event is $10/pp; Please RSVP and pay in advance via EventBrite


Walk-in attendees are welcome, but please RSVP beforehand at 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org.  Light refreshments will be served.

Come on out and practice your best Tarzan voice!


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

5/19 Annual Bring Your Artifact Day; Speaker Series; Family Fun Day; FREE; Noon-4:00 pm

The Museum's popular annual Bring Your Favorite Artifact Day will be held on Sunday, May 19th from Noon - 4:00 pm

FREE event for the entire family.

We intend to have a small car show; food truck; arts and crafts for kids and ice cream offered by none other than Handel's Ice Cream of Northridge (just the best!) There will be a fee for food and ice cream.


The Museum SFV will also have a professor from CSUN speak about the history of objects and artifacts. The speaking event will begin at 2:00 pm

Over the last couple of years, local residents have brought over, shown and discussed varied artifacts from 1940s farming equipment, old family photos, elementary, junior high and high school memorabilia - all great stuff!


The Museum is interested in learning more about the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley.  

Some people can just bring over their items for a show and tell. Upon approval, we can take a photo and add the content to our archives.

Other folks have donated the items.  Either way, please join us!

The event will be held in The Museum's parking lot. The speaker event may be held outside or inside The Museum depending on the weather.

For more information, please contact Michel (Michael) Stevens at 818-347-9665 or info@TheMuseumSFV.org.

Come on out by yourself, with a friend or bring the entire family for a fun-filled afternoon.