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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.