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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.

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

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

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

Jackie Langa
Vice President

Suzanne Scheld, Ph.D.
Board Member