Hello and Happy New Year!
On behalf of the entire board of directors and advisors, we hope you had a safe and happy holiday season and are ready for a new year and decade!
At The Museum SFV, we are thrilled to beginning our 16th year and our 5th year in Northridge.
Our board is working on new exhibits for the year, new tours and ways to support our members, donors and guests in learning more about the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley.
We plan on growing our partnership and alliance program to bring more resources to The Museum and support fellow organizations. We have several solid ones such as the San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center, Campo de Cahuenga and Handel's Ice Cream.
Our History Of and Artists Speaker Series’ returns and will continue to provide dynamic speakers, authors and artists for all to enjoy and support.
The Unmasking the SFV exhibit continues until the middle of January. Several masks have sold and others are pending. We will be showcasing all of the masks this month for review and purchase.
In our main room, the Birmingham General Hospital exhibit is almost complete and tells a story about WWII, the hospital, Hollywood and features many wonderful stars from yesteryear. There are numerous ties to the valley, neighborhoods and relationships that cemented in this valley as a special one.
On February 15th, we have, as part of Black History Month, Crystal Jackson returning for a very special event on her new book. Please plan on attending this event and book signing at The Museum.
We thank all of the donors and members that stepped up to join, rejoin and support their Museum. Since Uncle Sam has taken away some of the benefits of donating to worthy causes, we will gladly welcome you into our family as a member or donor 12 months out of the year. If you did not have a chance to join or donate, we are asking you to kick off the year right and do so.
Finally, The Museum SFV is seeking Museum Associates that can donate two hours, four hours, docent at an event and add to our pool of trained volunteers. This makes a huge difference in how we operate by maintaining our current three days a week to be open and for supporting various events around the valley.
Please contact myself at anytime, come and visit us and see what’s new at Your Museum.
Michel (Michael) Stevens
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley