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Friday, March 13, 2020

The Museum SFV - temporary closure due to Coronavirus until Thursday, May 15, 2020

Hello to all Museum Members, Donors, Visitors, Advisors and Community at large.

The Museum of the SFV and its Executive Board has decided close temporarily until Thursday, May 15, 2020. This will also include cancelling our monthly tours and speaker events for March and early April. 

The Museum SFV is researching digital programming in the form of our speaker series and special tours.

We will evaluate the overall local environment for Coronavirus and make a determination on whether to open at this time or to extend the temporary closure.

At this time, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with The Museum SFV. However, out of an abundance of caution, these preventive measures are being taken to ensure the well-being of Museum board, volunteers and the general public.

During this time, YOUR museum will be working on creating on the next phase of our evergreen exhibit on Edgar Rice Burroughs and Tarzan.  Stay tuned, you are going to really enjoy this next exhibit.

Our next Historic Walking Tours are currently set to return on April 25th, from 10:00am - Noon, with our tour of Van Nuys.  

Please RSVP HERE. (4/25/20 Van Nuys Tour)

Our March speaker event on the Southern Pacific in the Valley has been moved to Saturday, May 23rd from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at The Museum SFV.  

Please RSVP HERE. (5/23/20 David Coscia Speaker Event)

Our Historic Walking Tours will continue in May with our tour of North Hollywood (NoHo) tour on May 23, 2020 from 10:00am - Noon.  

lease RSVP HERE. (5/23/20 NoHo Tour)

Thank you,

Michel (Michael) Stevens

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Below is an excerpt from the Mayor of Los Angeles regarding COVID-19.

Here are steps you should take:
  • Know the symptoms: COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath — and may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Person-to-person spread mainly occurs via respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes, like the flu. A less common form of transmission can take place from objects or surfaces that become infected.
  • Take precautions: If you are sick, stay home. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Cover your cough or sneeze. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. If you have recently traveled in an area with COVID-19 infections or have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 and are showing symptoms, monitor your health and contact your doctor.
  • Plan ahead: Make sure you have extra food, medical supplies, and emergency kits in your home. Talk to your family, friends, and neighbors to develop emergency plans — particularly for children, seniors, and anyone with chronic medical conditions that may make them particularly susceptible to illness. And remember, L.A. City tap water continues to be of the highest quality and is 100-percent safe to drink. LADWP’s treatment processes are specifically designed to protect the public from all viruses and harmful bacteria. 
  • Stay informed: Stick with trusted and official sources for accurate and timely updates, including,, and And don’t forget to sign up for NotifyLA, our city’s emergency notification system. For more questions, you can call 211, the County’s hotline, which is available 24/7.
Share this information with your family, friends, and colleagues, so we can all do our part to protect our community and our city.

This is a moment for preparation, not panic. A moment to be kind and generous and to show the very best of the Angeleno spirit. And I know that each of us will do our part to stay vigilant, stay informed, and help limit the spread of this virus.

We will get through this together –– in Los Angeles, we always do.

Eric Garcetti
Your Mayor

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