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Sunday, June 19, 2022

The Museum SFV and community celebrate Juneteenth

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and henceforward shall be free."

Some African Americans celebrated as their prayers had been answered that the Emancipation Proclamation had taken effect. Enslaved slaves in the Confederate States were declared legally free.  Soldiers from the Union side, many of whom were black, marched onto plantations and across cities in the south reading small copies of the Emancipation Proclamation.

However, unfortunately, not everyone in Confederate territory would immediately be free. The Emanicpation Proclamation was made effective in 1863, but it could not be implemented in places still under Confederate control.  In the Confederate state of Texas, freedom would not officially arrive until June 19, 1865, when some 2,000 Union troops arrived in Galveston Bay, Texas. The army announced that the more than 250,000 enslaved black people in the state, were free by executive decree. This day came to be known as "Juneteenth," by the newly freed people in Texas. 

Please listen to The Museum SFV's board member and President of the Pacoima Historical Society speak about her family and this holiday.


https://youtu.be/CCPHI7zXA00

The Museum SFV and community celebrate Juneteenth holiday.




Sunday, June 12, 2022

June 18th - 11:00 - 3:00 pm; L.A. Pierce College students and The Museum SFV present recital and concert - please join us

The Museum of the SFV is pleased to announce its alliance with Pierce College and its Performing Arts Department.

Pierce College music students will showcase their talents next weekend - individual performances, small groups and one nice rock and roll band to end the festival!

Please join us next Saturday at The Museum on the historic grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Date:  Saturday, June 18, 2022

Time:   11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cost:    Only $5/person

Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite - click HERE

Or purchase day of music festival

Food: Fun food - burgers, chips, soft drinks and water - maybe some sandwiches too - come on out and see once you are on site... very reasonable prices -

Ice Cream provided by Handel's of Northridge - 

Parking:  FREE parking - either across the street at 18860 Nordhoff - rear of office building. ADA parking inside main white Rancho gates at 9015 Wilbur Ave.  Street parking too.  

Please watch for oncoming traffic. We suggest all visitors walk to Nordhoff, use the crosswalk and enter through The Museum gate on Nordhoff. 

Please come out to support students, performing arts, music, and your Museum of history, art and culture next weekend.  

For more information, please contact The Museum at 818-347-9665 or TheMuseumSFV@gmail.com.

Purchase tickets in advance on Eventbrite - click HERE

Or purchase day of music festival

Thank you.

TODAY - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm - special event Walk of Stories - Exhibit on immigrant artists' contributions to the SFV - at The Museum Northridge

 Hello to all -

Please join us TODAY for a special art and culture event.

View new outdoor exhibit on immigrant artists' contributions to the SFV.  Meet Hector Ponce and the Knapp family as well as learn about artist Shahin Atighe.

Walk of Stories
In conjunction with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs
11:00am - 2:00 pm

The Museum SFV
@ The Rancho Cordillera del Norte
18904 Nordhoff St., Northridge, CA 91324
Tel: 818-347-9665
themuseumsfv@gmail.com

Free Admission
Free parking

Program begins at 11:30 am.
 
 
Much thanks to Jackie Langa for her tireless effort to direct this program and event.
 
Thanks to the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs for its grant to make this event possible and to highlight art and sculpture in the valley and in Los Angeles areas. 
 
​Please park across the street at 18860 Nordhoff St,  rear of office building.
Please either walk through main Rancho gates (white gates) and follow-signs to The Museum.

Or Walk north to Nordhoff, cross the street in the crosswalk and then enter through main gates on Nordhoff.

Thank you,
Michael Stevens
President

Jackie Langa
Vice President

Suzanne Scheld, Ph.D.
Board Member
 

 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Special Film Screening - "A Shot Through The Wall" part of Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival May 22, 2022

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is excited to be hosting a film screening as part of the Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival.
 

DATE:                       Sunday, May 22, 2022

FILM SCREENING:  6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

WHERE: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (TMSFV)
@ The Theatre at The Rancho Cordillera del Norte
9015 Wilbur Ave.  Northridge, CA 91324
On the grounds with The Museum SFV

COST:    FREE tickets; FREE Entrance and FREE Parking

Reservation for tickets by clicking HERE.

Parking:  Through The Rancho main entrance at 9015 Wilbur Ave (through white gates)

Special Screening:  The Museum SFV will present an indoor theater screening and community discussion of Aimee Long’s film “A Shot Through The Wall.”

The community’s discussion will be directed by a panel to discuss the film’s relevance to the diversely-ethnic SFV Pan-Asian/Pacific communities. 

Seating is limited. Reservations and special tickets for the film will be required . Film screening tickets will be confirmed beginning on May 11th.  You can also request tickets by contacting Jackie Langa by sending an email at Jackie.Langa@themuseumsfv.org.

Funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Museum SFV chose to focus its reintroduction event on celebrating Asian-American Pacific-Islander Heritage month by engaging the San Fernando Valley Asian/Pacific Islander businesses and neighbors who have become part of the fabric of the Valley.

Please spread the word and join us on Sunday, May, 22nd at The Museum SFV.

Thank you.

 


 

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival on May 22 -FREE Admission - At The Museum SFV and The Rancho -Please join us

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is excited to be hosting a Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival on May 22nd in conjunction with Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.


FESTIVAL NAME: Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival
WHEN:                      Sunday, May 22, 2022
TIMES:                      Festival 11:00 AM until 5:30 PM – Film Presentation 6:00 until 8:30 PM
WHERE:                   The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (TMSFV) 

ADDRESS:               18904 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91324
COST:                       FREE Entrance and FREE Parking to the Public.

(Parking inside The Rancho Cordillera del Norte at 9015 Wilbur Ave. -inside white gates)

RSVP:                     Please let us know you are attending - CLICK HERE

 
Funded by a grant from the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, The Museum chose to focus its reintroduction event on celebrating Asian-American Pacific-Islander Heritage month by engaging the San Fernando Valley Asian/Pacific Islander businesses and neighbors who have become part of the fabric of the Valley.

Jackie Langa, Vice President of The Museum, explains: “It is The Museum’s role to give a central voice to the distinctive histories of all populations in the SFV whose cultures, races, religions and ideas contributed to the Valley’s character, growth and development.”

This festive and family friendly event will celebrate many diverse Asian cultures through their art, music, dance, food and more at The Museum’s new location on the grounds of the beautiful Rancho Cordillera del Norte in Northridge. Festival highlights will include vendors’ booths, food trucks, demonstrations, onstage entertainment, children’s art workshops and the opportunity to visit the Museum and its exhibits. Visitors will be offered an immersive experience.

Later in the evening the Museum will also present an indoor theater screening and community discussion of Aimee Long’s film “A Shot Through The Wall.” The community’s discussion will be directed by a panel to discuss the film’s relevance to the diversely-ethnic SFV Pan-Asian/Pacific communities. Reservations for the film will be required.

Ms. Langa further explains: “We are trying to direct the conversation to celebrate SFV Asian-American/Pacific Islander residents in their specific neighborhoods for their day-to-day strengths and importance to the growth of the Valley while also examining their challenges as an ethnic community.”

If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact our Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival Outreach & Volunteers Director, Jessica Steiner at jessica@PanAsianFestival.com.

 

 

 

 



Friday, April 8, 2022

Art event for lovers of art - PAI spring 2022 artist showcase - May 14-15 event at The Museum SFV in Northridge - Rancho Cordillera del Norte

Calling all art lovers and folks who appreciate art!  Come on out to Northridge, May 14 & 15 to YOUR Museum of The San Fernando Valley and support valley-based artists.

FREE Admission.

Some of the finest artists in the valley will be participating including Charles Sherman and Barbara Katz Bierman and Volly Aronson with many more to display their incredible art.

Food, beverages will be offered for sale.

FREE Admission to The Museum SFV and tours will be available.

 

For more information, please contact Richard Cryer or Cheri Norum today.  They can be reached at PAITMSFV@gmail.com or 818-347-9665

If you have a question about The Museum SFV, please contact Michel (Michael) Stevens at michel.stevens@themuseumsfv.org or 310-890-9182.

 Thank you.

Valley-based artist - PAI spring 2022 artist showcase - sign up for May 14-15 event at The Museum SFV in Northridge

If you are a valley-based artist, please consider participating in the Public Art Initiative, a program of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley in its annual Spring Artist Showcase.

This year, it will be held on Saturday, May 14th & May 15th, from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FREE Admission for the general public.

To register, please contact Richard Cryer or Cheri Norum today.  They can be reached at PAITMSFV@gmail.com or 818-347-9665.

Please contact Richard Cryer or Cheri Norum today to register.  They can be reached at PAITMSFV@gmail.com or 818-347-9665. 

Please support this event by participating and spreading the word to family, friends, colleagues and for art enthusiasts.

Thank you.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

2022 Black History Month, February 26th -The Museum SFV Speaker Series Crystal Jackson -African Americans in the SFV

To celebrate 2022 Black History Month, The Museum of the San Fernando Valley’s Speaker Series in conjunction with the Pacoima Historical Society is proud to present:

African Americans in the San Fernando Valley

As early as the 1920s, African Americans began coming to the San Fernando Valley. Although there were only a few, the 30s saw the numbers rise. By the 1950s, the Joe Louis Homes were built that attracted thousands from Los Angeles and the south to migrate to the Valley. Redlining and racial covenants prevented Blacks from living in most Valley areas. Still, this community built a rarely told oasis whose story we will share.
 
From the early beginnings in North Hollywood to Pacoima, the history is intriguing. Pacoima produced Heisman Trophy winners, Grammy award winners, and first Black Congresswoman from San Fernando High. This history is worth learning.  Crystal Jackson will make this presentation.

WHAT:  The Museum SFV History of Speaker Series

WHEN:  Saturday, February 26, 2022

TIME:   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

COST:  $10/person   

(Proceeds to support both The MuseumSFV and Pacoima Historical Society)

RSVP HERE

Note: Zoom link will be sent to attendees within 24 hours of presentation.

 

Crystal Jackson, board member of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley and Founder and President of the Pacoima Historical Society, and filmmaker of the 2018 Pan African Film Festival Best Feature Documentary nominee “Pacoima Stories: Land of Dreams”, and author of "The Entrance: Pacoima's Story". Learn about the Pacoima you never knew and its 1500 year history will present.

Crystal was born in Pacoima in the ‘60’s. Her family had moved to the San Fernando Valley in the 1930’s, first North Hollywood, then Pacoima. Crystal graduated Granada Hills High School but went to San Fernando High her last semester to stay close to her Pacoima friends. She majored in Journalism at Cal State Northridge, but it wasn’t until Crystal moved to the Bay area to begin her Pacoima film that she realized the richness of her town’s history.

NOTE:  *** Attendees will be sent the Zoom link within 24 hours of presentation.

Please spread the word for this special presentation and event.

Thank you.

RSVP HERE


 



The Museum SFV -Public Art Initiative - Feb 27th Artist Speaker Series - Black History Month 2022, artist Darrell Mitchell II.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley and its Public Art Initiative is pleased to offer an other special event as part of its ongoing Artist Speaker Series and in conjunction with Black History Month 2022, artist Darrell Mitchell II.

Date:   Sunday, February 27, 2022    

Time:   3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cost:   $10/person; Students, FREE

Event:  Virtual, Zoom presentation and live Q&A

(students can send The Museum SFV and email -themuseumsfv@gmail.com)

RSVP HERE

Zoom presentation (link to be provided within 24 hours of event)


Darrell Mitchell II is a published author, poet and artist. Since 1999, he has written and performed as a Spoken Word Artist known as D-Mitch the Poet and has also produced three spoken word albums, written and published 20 Books, and created over 150 paintings and hosted numerous painting workshops. The artist currently has performance videos that have gone viral and are currently viewed numerous times a throughout the day on national and international channels and websites.

The author’s story has been described as inspirational, powerful and enlightening. Most importantly he represents a family-friendly brand, which address everyday aspects of life and offers a different perspective. Through his work author has moved generations, influenced ideas, and empowered readers and listeners to enjoy life and achieve their dreams.

Darrell endeavors to encourage a generation to think better, write better and live better in life. As an organization we promote thinking on a creative level and assist with various aspects of performing arts through fundraising events, showcases and community outreach programs. His goal is to inspire, empower and enlighten the world through art and literature.

The Artist/Writers brand represents products that readers can easily relate to. The current catalog has built a solid foundation among readers and music enthusiast, who currently read and listens to inspirational, empowering and enlightening material. The art and spoken word poetry collection creates a connection with the reader. This collection also enlightens the reader and provides them with understanding. Each published piece is embedded with a message that challenges the reader to make a connection between ideas and concepts. More importantly, the series of artwork and poems give a testimony and explains how you can achieve your dreams by believing in them.

The Museum's Artist Speaker Series has been promoting valley artists for almost a decade. In its new home, and upon opening up again, The Museum SFV has plans for ongoing speaker series, artist workshops, youth art programming and outdoor murals and sculptures.

NOTE: ***ZOOM Link will be sent to each attendee within 24 hours of presentation.

Please join us for this special event. $10/person; students FREE

(students can email The Museum SFV, leave their name and email address for link)

Please support The Museum and Public Art Initiative to valley-based artists and art programming.

Have a family member, friend or colleague join or pay separately.

Thank you.

RSVP HERE 

 


Saturday, January 22, 2022

Jan 23rd - Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather - William Mellenthin "birdhouse homes"

Since The Museum engaged with author Chris Lukather back in 2018, had tours of William Mellenthin homes in the San Fernando Valley, we have had ongoing interest in his books and history on the builder.

You are in for a treat this year as Chris will return speaking virtually this month and will return in the spring live or virtually at The Museum SFV too.

WHAT:     Speaker Event: Author Chris Lukather

WHEN:    Saturday, January 23, 2022 

TIME:     5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

COST:     $10/pp - RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

 

Chris Lukather, founder, and editor of the literary journal, The Writing Disorder, will discuss his book, A Birdhouse in Paradise: William Mellenthin and the San Fernando Valley Ranch Homes. In the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s housing developments began peppering the available land outside of Los Angeles. 

It was in the Valley that designer-builder William Mellenthin developed his singular brand of cozy, charming home which became known as the Mellenthin Birdhouse ranch home - so called because they featured a cupola or dovecote built prominently into the roof.  

little information published about his life, Chris gathered information from original Mellenthin homeowners, articles, brochures, as well as the Mellenthin family to complete the book.  This will be a fascinating, enjoyable conversation about an interesting part of development in the San Fernando Valley.

Presented by Elanor Schrader and Beyond Architecture and Art Tours.

Spread the word, invites friends, have family join in the event, support local authors and enjoy.

RSVP on Eventbrite HERE

 


 Thank you.

 

Thursday, January 6, 2022

The Museum SFV - Public Art Initiative - Artist Speaker Series Jan 15th - Artist Richard Cryer - please join us

The Public Art Initiative, a program of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to present its first Artist Speaker Series event of 2022 with artist Richard Cryer.

You are in for a treat as Richard will educate on this form of art, will display some of his artwork and some of his pieces will be for sale (please support valley-based artists and art itself).

What: Artist Speaker Series

When:  Saturday, January 15, 2022

Time:   12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

 Cost:    $10/person   (FREE for students)

RSVP:   HERE (and pay in advance if you can; okay to pay in person too)

This event will be live at The Museum SFV, in The Theatre on the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

This event will also be available via Zoom virtual program. Attendance live and virtually is still $10/ person.   

Students can send us an email, let us know which school they are attending and then a Zoom link will be sent within 24 hours of the event.

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Richard Cryer is an up and coming Fractal Artist.

He fell in love with the camera, and Photography, while working with film, and in the dark room James Monroe High School.

This knowledge and passion transferred over to the digital realm and is why and how he was introduced to fractals.
 

His technique is the mixing of textures in nature, as well as other art mediums and then bring them into the Digital realm to create His style.

In this artist speaker series Richard Cryer will explain and educate on:
 

What are Fractals? 

What is Fractal art?

What is the practice and methodology for this form of artwork?
 

He will also explain some of his techniques and inspiration for this fascinating art form.

Please join us on the 15th, bring a friend live or attend, learn and enjoy online.


 

Tours of The Museum SFV will be held following the presentation.

Please RSVP by:

Calling The Museum SFV at 818-347-9665 and leaving us your name and email address for Zoom link.

RSVP on Eventbrite HERE.

email The Museum SFV at TheMuseumSFV@ gmail.com.

City of Los Angeles and County of Los Angeles COVID-19 protocol in place. All attendees will have to show proof of vaccination and or negative test within 72 to 24 hours (per latest protocol).  Masks are to be worn in The Theatre.  Social distancing will be possible during the presentation.

Again, please  join us, bring a friend, an artist, fellow artist, tell a student student interested in art to attend.

Thank you.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Happy New Year from YOUR Museum of History - Art and Culture - please become involved in the new year

Hello and Happy New Year to all of our Museum SFV members, donors, Museum Associates, neighbors and visitors.

2022 is going to be an amazing year for YOUR museum of history, art and culture.

You are in for a treat with a new Museum space, an enormous exterior area that we are in the process of building with exhibits, art and sculptures and plans for events for youth and adults and a return of our popular artist series, history of series, special events and historic walking tours.


The Museum SFV is open in the new year beginning January 4th and here are our new days and hours of operation:

Tuesdays:     1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sundays:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Admission is FREE.   Parking is FREE.

The Museum SFV has moved across the street to the historic grounds of the Rancho Cordillera del Norte at:

18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324
(SW corner of Nordhoff St. & Wilbur Ave.)
The Museum is located approx. mid-way between CSUN and Northridge Fashion Center.

Parking during the week and for non-events may be inside our gates with the primary entrance on Nordhoff, just before the corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave.  (Please watch out for traffic and turn on your indicator well in advance of entering The Museum SFV grounds).

Secondary entrance is on Wilbur Ave., quite close to the corner and again, (Please watch out for traffic and turn on your indicator well in advance of entering The Museum SFV grounds).
 

On the weekends or if the lot is full of cars, we ask you kindly to park for free at our previous location, 18860 Nordhoff St. in the rear parking area and walk, carefully, across the street - on the SE corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave - the Spanish-style office building.

Please feel free to contact us at 818-347-9665 or TheMuseumSFV@gmail.com.

We look forward to having you over to our new location, where we have a goal to turn YOUR museum into a cultural destination for all.

The Museum primarily is funded via donations and membership.  Please become a Member or Donor by clicking HERE.

Thank you.