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Thursday, November 24, 2022

 The Museum SFV will be closed on Sat. Nov. 26, 2022 and Sun., Nov. 27, 2022 for the Thanksgiving holiday

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley will be closed on Saturday, November 26, 2022 and Sunday, November 27, 2022 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We will reopen on Tuesday, November 29, 2022 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you.



Saturday, November 5, 2022

10-29-22 Death Valley Gold Rush - author - speaker event - enjoyed by all attendees

One thing that has been true over the 17 years in The Museum SFV's existence... if you show up, you will learn and enjoy about the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley and beyond.

On October 29th, author Ted Faye, with his terrific personality educated all about the crazy stories associated with the history of the Death Valley Gold Rush.

Ted will be presenting in 2023 on the history of mules... and there is a San Fernando Valley tie in.

Thank you to all attendees and thank you Ted!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Ted Faye, Author Oct 29th Noon - 2:00pm - Death Valley and the Gold Rush - The Museum SFV speaker series

Please join Ted Faye, author, Museum SFV members and friends for an enlightening conversation about his book:

Saturday, October 29th

Noon - 2:00 pm

Cost: Free   (suggested donation $10/person)


Location:   At The Museum SFV - 18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91324

Parking:   Limited parking inside Museum SFV grounds; additional parking across the street in office building located at 18860 Nordhoff St. - rear parking lot.

From the mid-19th century to the 1930s, no place in America was more feared or mysterious than the stretch of desert on the California–Nevada border known as Death Valley.

While today Death Valley National Park is seen as a place of natural beauty and scenic wonders, there were once rumors of vaporous gases so toxic that birds flying overhead would drop dead instantly. One of the first Americans to encounter this dreaded land was William Lewis Manly, who left his Wisconsin home for California’s 1849 Gold Rush and who heroically saved those lost pioneers who would give Death Valley its name.

Other pioneers in the early 20th century were Frank “Shorty” Harris, who made Death Valley’s biggest gold strike; the Hoyt brothers, who, in 1908, struck it rich in a place called Skidoo; and in the 1920s, a con man named C.C. Julian, who used the valley’s reputation to scam naive investors. There was a time when the entire country seemed to be consumed with news and tales of the Death Valley Gold Rush.

Ted Faye is a documentary filmmaker, exhibit curator, and historical researcher on stories and people of the Death Valley region. Faye has worked with tourism boards on both the state and local levels to develop materials that tell the stories of their communities. He was a historian at US Borax, and many images from this book are from the Borax collection at Death Valley National Park.

Friday, October 14, 2022

10-15-22 Join Us - PAI Noon - 2:00 pm - Artist Debbie Wubben and Creepy Jenny Doll Collection Speaker Series - The Museum SFV

Please join renowned artist Debbie Wubben, part of The Museum SFV and Public Art Initiative Artist Speaker Series.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Noon - 2:00 pm

$10 donation/person


Free parking inside The Museum SFV grounds or across the street at 18860 Nordhoff St. -please park in rear of office building.

This will be a live event.

The Museum SFV

18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge CA 91324

Southern CA artist Debbie Wubben was born in Los Angeles and has lived in the San Fernando Valley for many years. She is a self-taught artist and was a muralist for over 25 years.

She has recently illustrated and written a horror movie cookbook. She will share with attendees how she began down this road and self-published the book. The horror movie cookbooks will be for sale at the event.

Debbie has a large collection of creepy vintage dolls, one known as "Creepy Jenny," who is hauntingly unforgettable. She will share her art of creepy doll photography. Meet Jenny in person!

Also, on display will be her "Little Haunted Houses, which are hand-cut paper originals with little ghosts.

Please visit to learn more about Debbie, collections and opportunity to purchase her art.

Thank you.


Thursday, September 8, 2022

Fall Artist Showcase and Fall Family Fun Fair - Sept 10th - 11am - 4 pm - FREE event for the family and art lovers

Please join us this Saturday from 11:00 - 4:00 pm (RAIN or SHINE) - Fall Art Fair & Family Fun Festival. @ The Rancho- SW corner Nordhoff & Wilbur, Northridge. 

FREE admission & parking. 

Please come out and support Valley-based artists, showcasing Fine Art, Watercolor, Arts & Crafts & Jewelry Artists.

For the Family Fun Festival, there will be free arts & crafts for kids, games and petting zoo.

There will be a food truck (Noon - 2:00 pm) as well as ice cream for sale from Handel's Ice Cream.

Bring the family out for a fun-filled day!

Learn about the history, art & culture of the San Fernando Valley!

RSVP for FREE HERE - please let us know you are coming and offer email address to be sent info on upcoming events.

For more information, please contact Richard Cryer or Cheri Norum at

Parking will be across the street in Spanish-style office building located at 18860 Nordhoff St., SE corner of Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St.

You can also visit The Museum SFV website at

 Please consider becoming a member of The Museum SFV today!