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Saturday, July 20, 2019

50th anniversary of Apollo 11 - buy Rod Pyle books - incredible read and collectible

Hello to all space fans...

Today is the historic 50th anniversary when Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins splashed down in the Pacific Ocean.

The Museum had the pleasure of having space author and journalist Rod Pyle speak in May.

He has written about 15 books on space and we have two of his books in stock. We have some that have been signed too.

PLEASE come on over to The Museum SFV today or in the near future and purchase these books, enjoy and share with others for many years to come.



Please purchase this book for $29.99.


Please purchase this book for $21.99.

Rod Pyle was generous enough to donate all proceeds to The Museum.

The Museum would like to sell all of its existing inventory and purchase additional ones for space fans!

Thank you.





Friday, July 19, 2019

The Museum SFV VIP reception July 20th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm - 50th anniversary and Apollo 11 moon landing

The Museum SFV is cordially inviting you and a guest to a VIP reception on Saturday, July 20th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm to celebrate its 50th anniversary and Apollo 11 and the moon landing exhibit.

There will be a program on Saturday will now include viewing key portions of the Apollo 11 Mission with discussion and memories from all attendees:


2:10 - 2:45 pm  Viewing of entire JFK speech from on September 12, 1962 from Rice University, "We Choose to Go to the Moon." 

Followed by Q&A

3:00 - 3:30 pm - Viewing of Launch on CBS with Walter Cronkite


Followed by Q&A

3:45 - 4:15 pm  - Incredible, exciting Moon Landing 

Followed by Q&A

All attendees who remember that day as well as any other attendees that want to be interviewed for :30 or so can be added to The Museum SFV's archives. 

Reception will include food and beverages,  There will be docents for tours of The Museum too.

Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

We request an RSVP on EVENTBRITE for this free, family event, so please register today.

You can also contact us at 818-347-9665 and leave us a message and number of people to attend as well as send us an email at info@TheMuseumSFV.org.




The Museum SFV
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
(XST SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Thank you,

Michel Stevens
President

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

SAVE the ORANGE GROVE at Bothwell Estate

Hello to all fans of valley history, especially in the area of agriculture.

Did you hear about or read the article in the Los Angeles Daily News on the Bothwell Estate and orange grove?

Is there a wealthy entertainment executive, tech entrepreneur, or organization such as the Santa Monica Conservancy that can come up with approximately $14 million to save the 1,500 Valencia and Navel orange trees... and save a big part of valley history?

This is a revenue-generating operation.

Please spread the word about this potential sale - does the valley really need to have one more housing development?

SAVE THIS ORANGE GROVE!


Photo credit - Dean Musgrove
Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG

John Hendry’s Forgotten Suburbs - Forgotten Ticket to the Suburbs

John Hendry came into The Museum of the San Fernando Valley one day in early June 2019 and said “I know a lot about the Valley.”  Jackie, Vice President of The Museum, immediately pounced – “Would you like to write for our blog?”
   
John Hendry is a Valley history buff, a UCLA graduate, Secretary of the Van Nuys Neighborhood Council, a docent at the LA Plaza and Olvera Street, AND a city crossing guard.  Says John, “Depends on what day it is.”
   
And so John Hendry’s Museum blog series begins...
  
Forgotten Ticket to the Suburbs

By John Hendry


If you inherited your parents’ 1947 tract home in Van Nuys – you’re likely to make some extraordinary discoveries; the self-portraits my parents painted of each other – the kind of “art class for newlyweds” popular after World War II - old checks made out to the Adohr milkman, the cloth diaper service, and one I didn’t quite understand.

I also found 6 small 5” x 7” Photostats of my father’s World War II “Honorable Discharge.”  Photostats were a trademarked type of photograph copy invented in the early 1900’s.  But what were these for?  I suddenly realized the reduced Photostats were the forgotten “tickets to the suburbs” – to the San Fernando Valley.




Suburban tracts of homes were for sale all over the Valley.  And so every Sunday, the World War II veterans and their wives – maybe tiny tots in tow as well – would go out looking for new homes.  Sometimes, as in Panorama City, hundreds of homes were either built, or on line, “Buy it now!” or wait for the next development.


This was one of the uses of the “Honorable Discharge” Photostats. They were the key to “qualifying” for a VA (Veterans’ Administration) home loan.  Visit 6 tracts, take 6 Photostat “Honorable Discharge” photos, and apply for all 6 tracts.  Who knew which house you might get?– you’d take any.

It really happened just that way.  In Panorama City, one sales agent for the Kaiser homes, Herb Lightfoot (who handled real estate in the Valley for years), actually “closed” 64 homes on a Sunday afternoon.  A whole block of Valley homes – sold on one Sunday afternoon – on the basis of those little postcards.

A lost story of the Valley and how it grew.

Sunday, July 7, 2019

8/8 The Museum SFV - VIP Reception; Free; Centennial of Tarzana Ranch along with The Museum's Tarzan® and Edgar Rice Burroughs

The Museum SFV is cordially inviting you and a guest to a VIP reception on Thursday, August 8th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm to celebrate the Centennial of Tarzana Ranch along with The Museum's Tarzan® and Edgar Rice Burroughs exhibit.


There will be a program with special guest speaking beginning at 6:00 pm.

Reception will include food and beverages.  There will be docents for tours of The Museum.

We request an RSVP on EVENTBRITE as free tickets are limited. Please register today.

You can also contact us at 818-347-9665 and leave us a message and number of people to attend and email us at info@TheMuseumSFV.org.

The Museum SFV
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
(XST SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

 
Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

Thank you,

David Lustig

Secretary

7-20-19 The Museum SFV VIP Reception 2:00 - 4:30 pm -Free- 50th anniversary and Apollo 11 and the moon landing exhibit.

The Museum SFV is cordially inviting you and a guest to a VIP reception on Saturday, July 20th from 2:00 - 4:30 pm to celebrate its 50th anniversary and Apollo 11 and the moon landing exhibit.

There will be a program with special guest speaking beginning at 2:30 pm.  



Reception will include food and beverages,  There will be docents for tours of The Museum as well.

Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

We request an RSVP on EVENTBRITE for this free, family event, so please register today.

You can also contact us at 818-347-9665 and leave us a message and number of people to attend as well as send us an email at info@TheMuseumSFV.org.

The Museum SFV
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
(XST SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Thank you,

Michel Stevens

President

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

7-11-19 The Museum SFV VIP Reception 5:00 - 7:30 pm -Free- Tuna Canyon Detention Station


The Museum SFV is cordially inviting you and a guest to a VIP reception on Thursday, July 11th from 5:00 - 7:30 pm to celebrate its Tuna Canyon Detention Station exhibit.

There will be a program with special guest speaking beginning at 5:30 pm. 

Learn about the history of where up to 2,000 Japanese, German, and Italian immigrants, and Japanese taken from Peru, at the Tuna Canyon Detention Station which was operated by the Department of Justice during World War II in the City of Los Angeles from 1941-1943.


This mobile exhibit that has been touring throughout California will provide an excellent history which will garner your attention and the emotions of this era and part of local history.

Reception will include food and beverages,  There will be docents for tours of The Museum as well.

Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

We request an RSVP on EVENTBRITE for this free event, so please register today. 


You can also contact us at 818-347-9665 and leave us a message and number of people to attend as well as send us an email at info@TheMuseumSFV.org.

The Museum SFV
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885
(XST SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)


Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

Thank you,

Michel Stevens

President

7-24 - 4:00-7:00 pm - VIP Reception -free-Powerhouse Women of the SFV - please join us

The Museum SFV is cordially inviting you and a guest to a VIP reception on Wednesday, July 24th from 4:00 - 7:00 pm to celebrate its Powerhouse Women of the SFV exhibit at The Museum SFV in Northridge.

There will be a program with special guest Joy Picus speaking beginning at 5:00 pm.  Several local leaders and dignitaries have been invited.

The first exhibit in this series centers around Government, one of many Valley sectors The Museum SFV intends to highlight. 




We will feature two special San Fernando Valley Powerhouse Women - Joy Picus and Leah Cartabruno.  Although each woman's path to success was different, both women have been influencers, first for their gender in their fields and an inspiration to other men and women.

In 1977, Joy was the first woman elected to the Los Angeles City Council from the San Fernando Valley.  She was a wife, mother of three, and civically active from childhood, but did not run for political office until 1973 in her 40's. 



In 1969, Leah Cartabruno was the first woman ever professionally hired by the California State Legislature as a Committee Consultant. Through her non-civil service position, she worked with various state senators and assemblymen to help research and write bills in Committee.

Reception will include food and beverages,  There will be docents for tours of The Museum as well.


Please RSVP for this for this event on EVENTBRITE as limited free tickets will be offered, so please register today.


You can also contact us at 818-347-9665 and leave us a message and number of people to attend.

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

(XST SE corner of Wilbur Ave. & Nordhoff St.)

Free parking. Elevator and ADA access.

Thank you,

Jackie Langa
Vice President