Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Saturday, August 10, 2019

8-25-19 Historic Walking Tour of Van Nuys - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Sunday, August 25th
Historic walking tour of Van Nuys
2:00- 3:30 pm
RSVP in advance (appreciated) on EVENTBRITE.
Okay to pay on site

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. Tour highlights include:

•    Van Nuys Bungalow          
•    Women’s Club
•    Old Van Nuys Library (1927)      
•    United Methodist Church
•    Municipal Building Fa├žade      
•    Van Nuys Post Office
•    Van Nuys Fire Station
•    Abeles Map              
•    Fernando Statue, Crystal Plunge
•    Bob’s Big Boy, Busch Gardens      
•    Lankershim, Van Nuys, Whitsett, Whitley

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry. Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509.

Please RSVP and pay in advance with:                                         
EVENTBRITE - Search under: Van Nuys Historic Walking Tour  (Okay to walk-up and pay)
Cost:        $10 per person donation; Also, please visit
Parking:    Street & metered parking in area

RSVP:     1-818-347-9665, email at

Please consider inviting a family member, colleague or friend.

Attendees will meet at 1:50 pm under the "Bridge/Archway" of the Braude Constituent Center, 6262 Van Nuys


9-22-19 Historic Walking Tour of NoHo - 2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Hello to all historic walking tour fans of North Hollywood (NoHo).

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, land purchases and sales of acreage, vast ranches and orchards, fruit, freight trains, wars, architecture, and much more! Tour highlights include:

  •         Amelia Earhart Statue          
  •         Academy of Arts & Entertainment
  •         Amelia Earhart Library (1928)  
  •         El Portal Theatre (1926)
  •         Tiny's Patio (1923)
  •         St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church  
  •         NoHo Arts District
  •         NoHo Fire Station #60          
  •         Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect) - see amazing statues; take photos next to some of your favorite movie stars, directors, producers and characters!
  •         So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896)  
  •         Commonwealth Savings & Loan Building
  •         Weddington Family History      
  •         North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
  •         Phil’s Diner              
  •         Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

1) Purchase tickets in advance on EVENTBRITE (we appreciate this)

2) Walk-up okay, but please contact us at 1-818-347-9665 or email at to let us know you are attending and how many folks in your party.

When:  September 22, 2019

Time:    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cost:        $10 per person      

Parking:    FREE street parking in area around park, library and church.

Tour meets promptly at 1:50 pm -

5211 Tujunga St.
North Hollywood, CA 91601

Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of
Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (on corner of North Hollywood Regional Library)

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Visit The Museum’s blog too at

Tell a friend.  Bring a friend.

Thank you,

Michel (Michael) Stevens

Bill Carpenter
Director of Historic Walking Tours

Friday, August 9, 2019

8-25-19 Rancho de la Cordillera Foundation -New Mission Theatre - Concert of the August Moon

Elisabeth Waldo, Composer and the Rancho de la Cordillera Foundation present...

Please come on out to the Rancho de la Cordillera in Northridge for a wonderful evening.

What: Rancho de la Cordillera

When: Sunday, August 25, 2019

Time:  5:00 pm Reception
           6:00 pm  Concert

Admission by donation:  $40/person General Admission
$30/person, Members, Students and Seniors

Tickets available through Reservation or on site.

Rancho de la Cordillera
9015 Wilbur Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324

Info:  818-349-3400

FREE Parking

August 25th - Fundraiser for The Museum SFV at Wilkinson -Square Dancing - Fun

Hello all fans of Square Dancing!

Please come on out to Wilkinson Recreation Center in Northridge to support YOUR Museum SFV.

What: Farmers & Charmers Square Dance Club

When: Sunday, August 25, 2019

Time:  5:30 - 9:00 pm

Cost:  $10/person

Where: Wilkinson Center
8956 Vanalden Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324

Info:  Terry Parks, 818-996-0974

Thank you to the Club for their support.