Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to Museum members - donors - and visitors

Happy Holidays and Seasons Greetings to Museum members - donors - and visitors from The Museum SFV Board of Directors, Advisors and Museum Associates.

We had an incredible 2023 and plan on providing another inspirational and educational year of exhibits, events and experiences!



KCAL News and Desmond Shaw offer flight and overview of The Museum SFV

Thanks to Desmond Shaw and KCAL News team for the nice overview of YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley - please visit; share your experiences and also learn about the history, arts and culture of the SFV.  

Free admission. 

Free parking.  

Become a member, donor today - click on image.

Interested in becoming a docent, assistant curator and an event volunteer?  Please contact us at or call 818-347-9665.

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Giving Tuesday - please support Your Museum of History - Arts and Culture

This Giving Tuesday, please join The Museum SFV in supporting history, art and culture by making a gift today. 

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley offers curated, meaningful exhibits and cultural events throughout the year.  

We are asking for your support to expand our exhibits, both on the interior and exterior of The Museum grounds to further educate Museum members, donors and visitors on the history, art and culture of this valley.

Unlike other non-profits, 100% of your proceeds will be used towards programming.

Please donate today by clicking HERE.

Giving Tuesday, a global opportunity to give back to the organizations and missions you care about most. Public support from people just like you makes our regional museum of history, art and culture continue its mission of educating, preserving and promoting this rich history. At the same time, our visitors bring experiences, stories and artifacts to support this worthwhile organization.

Please support YOUR Museum of the SFV today.

Click HERE to donate

Thank you.

The Museum SFV Board of Directors

18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324

(SW corner of Nordhoff & Wilbur; halfway between Northridge Fashion Center and CSUN)

Free Admission.
Free Parking.

Tuesday:  1:00pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm
Sunday:   11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Saturday, November 18, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving - The Museum SFV closed on Sat 11-25 and Sun 11-26 - Gobble gobble

Happy Thanksgiving!

The Museum SFV will be closed on Sat 11-25 and Sun 11-26 and will re-open on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm.

During this time of year, we give thanks to our family, co-workers and friends.

The Museum SFV gives thanks to the board of directors, advisors, Museum Associates and other volunteers that assisted with producing a fantastic 2023 year for Museum members, donors and visitors.

Let's make 2024 an even better year!

Gobble gobble!


Monday, October 30, 2023

18th annual Archives Bazaar another smash hit at USC Doheny Library

Thank you to all that visited The Museum SFV table at the 18th annual Archives Bazaar - one of the best events all year for people who appreciate history and culture.

Many thanks to LA as Subject, USC and all of the staff and volunteers to pulled off another terrific event.

Old and new friends of The Museum stopped by to say hello and chat about SFV history.

Old friend and western film archivist and author Marc Wanamaker holding one book on Hollywood's Trains and Trolleys. He donated a copy to The Museum SFV.

His latest book coming out next month is on Hollywood on the Santa Monica Beach.

1965 letter to actor Anthony Quinn on guidance as a nominee for the Academy Awards®.

See you next October back at the USC Doheny Library for the 19th annual event.


Historical Society of La Crescenta  - offering one of many books, the Great Crescenta Valley Flood of 1934. This flood spurred the Army Corps of Engineers to begin working on flood channels throughout the region.

The United States Army Corps of Engineers is an engineer formation of the United States Army that has three primary mission areas: Engineer Regiment, military construction, and civil works.



Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Celebra el Día de la Herencia Latina - Sabado 14 de Octubre - Entrada Gratuita - Musica en vivo

 ¡Celebra el Día de la Herencia Latina 2023!

Sabado 14 de Octubre 2023

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Entrada GRATUITA y estacionamiento GRATUITO

18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge – @ El Rancho
SW Corner of Wilbur /Nordhoff

¡Música en vivo!
Vendedores de comida
Arte y Artesanía; Juegos
¡Programación cultural!

¡Traiga a la familia al Museo SFV y los terrenos históricos de Rancho Cordillera del Norte! 

¡Celebra el dia del Patrimonio Latino 2023! y el Mes de la Herencia Hispana.

El Museo de San Fernando Valley:
Disfruta de tu museo regional de historia, arte y cultura.

Contáctenos para más información en El Museo SFV al (818) 347-9665 y

¡Trae a toda la familia y amigos y disfruta!

Muchas gracias.
Alejandra y committee

10-14-23 FREE Latino Heritage Day - Music Dance Art Culture Food Fun - event for the entire family

The Museum of the SFV will stage its 2nd annual Latino Heritage Day this fall.

Date:        Saturday, October 14th 

Time:       11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Location:  Rancho Cordillera del Norte and Museum space in Northridge, CA.

18904 Nordhoff St.

Northridge 91324

XSt - SW corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave.

Cost:         Free admission for visitors

Parking:    Free parking

(park across the street at 18860 Nordhoff St. - rear of Spanish-style office building and on the street)

Latino Heritage will be recognized and promoted via Live Music, dance performances by youth and adults, readings of historical figures, art activities for youth and fun!  

 This day is part of National Hispanic Heritage Month that runs from September 15th - October 15th each year. 

If would like to participate in this year's event, please contact Michael Stevens at 310-890-9182 today or

Visit our website at

Thank you,
The Museum SFV Latino Heritage Day Committee


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Monday, July 17, 2023

Octobr 28, 2023 - 18th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar - at USC 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Free community event

Please join YOUR Museum of the San Fernando Valley and other historic organizations at...

The 18th Annual Los Angeles Archives Bazaar.


Date:            Saturday, October 28, 2023

Time:           10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Location:     Doheny Memorial Library
                     USC University Park Campus

Cost:             FREE EVENT 

(one of the best in the City of Los Angeles each year!)

Transit:        Take the Metro to the Expo line and stop at the USC station -                         

                     walk right up to the library and enjoy strolling on the grounds of USC.

Experience the diversity of stories that make Southern California such a place of discovery. At the Los Angeles Archives Bazaar, presented by L.A. as Subject and the USC Libraries, anyone with an interest in the region’s history will find something of value. A broad array of institutions and archives will have experts on hand to show off their collections and answer questions.

The Museum SFV plans to have a table at the event - please come out to say hello.

This event is for all history lovers and anyone that wants to learn more about all of the terrific organizations throughout Los Angeles and southern CA that promote history and culture in the City of the Angels.

For more information, please visit:


NVRCC Oktoberfest Festival - Sat Sept 30th - Noon - 5:00pm Free community event Northridge

Please join the North Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce at another upcoming amazing community event.

Oktoberfest Festival
Live Music + Food + Beer + Local Merchants

An event for the entire family!

Date:    Saturday, September 30, 2023

Time:   12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  (Kids Korner & Vendors)

Festival after hours:   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rancho Cordillera del Norte
9015 Wilbur Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324
(XSt - Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave.)

Cost:  FREE
(Fee for food, beer, beverages and vendor items)

Parking:  Free

Park inside main Rancho gates

Vendor registration:   Click on QR code on flyer

For more information:
Email the chamber:

Monday, July 10, 2023

Latino Heritage Day -October 14th 2023 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Art, Culture, Dance, Music and more - please inquire about participating

The Museum of the SFV will stage its 2nd annual Latino Heritage Day this fall.

Date:        Saturday, October 14th 

Time:       11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Location:  Rancho Cordillera del Norte and Museum space in Northridge, CA.

Cost:         Free admission for visitors

Parking:    Free parking

Food truck (also pre-prepared food vendors being pursued)

Latino Heritage will be recognized and promoted via Art, Dance, Music and Fun.  This day is part of National Hispanic Heritage Month that runs from September 15th - October 15th each year.

If you are part of:
1.  An organization that focuses on Latino community
Latino education
Latino community resources
10' x 10' booth offered (may include booth, table, chairs for select groups - or bring your own items)

2. Arts, Music, Dance
Dance groups - children and adults
Musicians - Latin-themed music
Art - Artists that specialize in Latino-themed art

If you would like to join the The Museum SFV Latino Heritage Day Committee, please send us a note to today.

If would like to participate in this year's event, please contact Michael Stevens at 310-890-9182 today or

Visit our website at

Thank you,
The Museum SFV Latino Heritage Day Committee


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El Museo del SFV organizará su segundo Día de la Herencia Latina anual este otoño.

Fecha: sábado 14 de octubre

Hora: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ubicación: Rancho Cordillera del Norte y espacio del Museo en Northridge, CA.

Costo: Entrada gratuita para visitantes.

Aparcamiento: Aparcamiento gratuito

Camión de comida (también se buscan vendedores de comida preparada)

La herencia latina será reconocida y promovida a través del arte, la danza, la música y la diversión. Este día es parte del Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana que va del 15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre de cada año.

Si eres parte de:
1. Una organización que se enfoca en la comunidad latina
educación latina
Recursos de la comunidad latina
$50 por mesa de vendedor (si trae su propia mesa, carpa y sillas). Si desea alquilar estos artículos, consulte con The Museum SFV.

2. Artes, Música, Danza
Grupos de baile - niños y adultos
Músicos - Musc de temática latina
Arte - Artistas que se especializan en arte latino

Si desea unirse al Comité del Día de la Herencia Latina de The Museum SFV, envíenos una nota a hoy.

Si desea participar en el evento de este año, comuníquese hoy con Michael Stevens al 310-890-9182 o

Comité del Día de la Herencia Latina del Museo SFV 




Sunday, July 9, 2023

Frank Sinatra Tribute returns - Thursday August 10th - at Rancho - Museum SFV fundraiser

Based on the complete enjoyment by all last year... The Museum SFV is pleased to have its Frank Sinatra Tribute event back at The Rancho and on the grounds of The Museum.

Come on out and enjoy your favorite Ol’ Blue Eyes tunes performed by one of the country’s leading impersonators. Vaughn Suponatime has performed on the Tonight Show, throughout Las Vegas, Merv Griffin’s Coconut Club, The Hollywood Palladium. Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sinatra's “Twin Palms” Estate in Palm Springs and the “Compound” in Rancho Mirage.

When:   Thursday, August 10, 2023 

Time:     5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   (show begins at 6:00pm)

Where:   The Rancho Cordillera del Norte

               9015 Wilbur Ave. Northridge

               (XSt - Nordhoff and Wilbur Ave - enter through main gates)

Cost:       $15/person -donation for Museum SFV fundraiser 

                (this is a huge discount for a show of this type!)

Tickets:    Please use this QR code to purchase tickets:

You can pay by check, call us and provide credit card over phone.

You can pay at the door, but PLEASE email or call with RSVP & number of attendees  

(to have ample tables and chairs; food and beverages)

Parking:   Free 

Fee includes wine and beer samples (while supplies last- donations accepted); water; some light dessert snacks. 

There will be a fee-coffee bar.

The Museum will action off some Frank Sinatra and Rat pack prizes as well as certificates for upcoming Museum SFV events.

There will be more dancing and singing following event by The Museum SFV's own resident DJ and board member Eric Stuart!

You can visit our website at and click on link for event. 

Email us any questions at

The Museum is located on the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte in Northridge:

18904 Nordhoff Street

Northridge, CA 91324

SW corner of Nordhoff Street and Wilbur Avenue

The Museum's phone number is (818) 347-9665.  

Thank you.

Monday, June 26, 2023

Summer Film Camp for youth ages 12-17 - begins July 7th - Sponsored by Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

Please mark your calendars... Summer Film Camp for youth ages 12-17

Learn to write, direct & produce!

FREE to the first 20 Students who register.

Dates:    July 7,10,14,17,21 

Time(s):   9:30am - 2:30pm

Where:  Tarzana Community & Cultural Center

19130 Ventura Blvd, Tarzana, CA 91356

(Xst - Ventura Blvd. and Vanalden)

Sign up Now!

Made possible with a grant by the Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs (DCA)

Friday, May 19, 2023

Pan-Asian Festival - FREE event for family - Sunday May 21 - 11:00 am - 5:00 pm Music -Dance - Art - Vendors - Food -Fun- please join us

2023 Pan-Asian Festival

Please come on out and enjoy a day filled with cultural entertainment currently will include: Haiza Yoo Korean Dance A day of cultural entertainment currently includes: Institute, Feng Dance Studio (Chinese), Orchid, Kalakeke Pacific Island Dance Company, CSUN Jishin taiko ensemble, Leela Dance (Kathak Dance from India), Persian Dancing, San Fernando Valley Meiji Ondo Dancers (Japanese), Janice Foy, Ph.D. (cellist, Korean folk songs).

Festival highlights will include family-friendly vendors’ booths, demonstrations and onstage entertainment.  There will be raffles for donated items*, food trucks, experiential children’s art workshops and the opportunity to visit The Museum SFV and its wonderful interior and exterior exhibits. FREE entrance and parking for the attendees!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

11:00am - 5:00 pm

Free event. Free parking.  

at The Museum SFV on the historic grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Park inside Rancho at:
9015 Wilbur Ave.
Northridge, CA 91324.

Museum Address: (inside Rancho)
18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324
Tel: 818-347-9665

There will be a cost for food on food trucks.

Thank you.
Pan-Asian Festival Committee & The Museum SFV Board of Directors

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Magic Market Book Renaissance Book Faire - April 16th - 11:00am-4:00 pm Free event for kids

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley and The Quaran Teens Network are pleased to present the Magic Market Book Renaissance Book Faire.

When:  Sunday, April 16, 2023

Time:   11:00am - 4:00 pm

Cost:     Kids and Youths are FREE; Adults:  $2 suggested donation

OR  Adults are Free with bringing a gently used book

THANK YOU to primary sponsor:  Gordon Philanthropies Inc.





Event Location:

The Museum SFV
18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324
(Southwest corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave. The Rancho Grounds)

Parking:  FREE - please park across the street in office building at 18860 Nordhoff St.

Street parking in the area too. If there is not an event at The Rancho, then there will be parking at Rancho Cordillera del Norte at 9015 Wilbur Ave. Northridge 91324.

For more information, please contact: 

Eric Stuart at 818-347-9665 or

Bring the entire family and your neighbors family, fellow student families and your teachers to this amazing, fun event.

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About Gordon Philanthropies, Inc.

We strive to support educational programs and opportunities to help people enhance the quality of their lives

At Gordon Philanthropies, Inc. we believe that access to quality education is an essential human right which should be available to all. Whether the focus is on improving access to higher education, supporting teachers and professional educators, creating educational opportunities for members of underserved communities or advocating for improvements to our educational system.


Thank you.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

PAI -The Quaran Teens Network Youth Animation Festival 3/12/23 - POSTPONED; to be rescheduled

Dear Friends of Animation:

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley’s Public Arts Initiative (PAI) and The Quaran Teens Network, regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, we have found it necessary to Postpone our March 12th 2023 Youth Animation Festival.

Please know that we are 100% dedicated to bringing this event to life at a future date.  

We apologize for any inconvenience. We do not come by this decision lightly, but we believe it is in the best interests to all parties involved to take this time to guarantee this event reaches its full potential.

Thank you all for everything and stay tuned. We will be back! 

Please spread the word to all friends that you know wanted to participate and or attend.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Richard Cryer or myself at:

Richard Cryer:

Eric Morgan Stuart:


Eric Morgan Stuart
Richard Cryer
The Museum SFV Board Members and Event Coordinators


Saturday, March 4, 2023

Ted Donaldson, of Father Knows Best and in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, dies at 89

Ted Donaldson, who starred as Bud Anderson on the original radio version of Father Knows Best and as Neely Nolan in the beloved family drama A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the first feature directed by Elia Kazan, has died. He was 89.

Donaldson was in numerous movies with major movies start such as Once Upon a Time (1944), starring Cary Grant and Janet Blair.

He also starred B-movies from Columbia Pictures that revolved around a German shepherd named Rusty. He was in the following movies:  After Adventures of Rusty, Donaldson came back for The Return of Rusty (1946), For the Love of Rusty (1947), The Son of Rusty (1947), My Dog Rusty (1948), Rusty Leads the Way (1948), Rusty Saves a Life (1949) and, finally, Rusty’s Birthday (1949).

He was born in Brooklyn on Aug. 20, 1933. His father was singer-composer Will Donaldson (he co-wrote “Do Wacka Do,” years later a hit for Roger Miller). 

For more information, please visit a nice article by the Hollywood Reporter.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Due to weather - The Museum SFV closed this weekend 2/25 and 2/26; re-opens on February 28th

 Hello The Museum SFV members and visitors, due to the weather, we will be closed this weekend.

We will re-open on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm.

Thank you.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Youth Animation Festival - Sunday -March 12, 2023 Free event - The Museum SFV- Public Art Initiative - The Quaran Teens Network present

Hello current and upcoming Youth Animators!

Please consider participating in this year's Youth Animation Festival!

The Who, What, Where, When and especially the Why...

We are so happy that you would like to participate. Please know that this is NOT a competition. This is an opportunity to show your short film in a theater and meet professional animators from film, TV and video games.

Meet Rob Friedman, animator and visual effects artist and expert!

Produced by the Public Art Initiative, a program of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley along with The Quaran Teens Network.

Seeking submissions from youth age 10 to 16 by March 1, 2023.

Submissions no longer than five (5) minutes in length.

Registration form must be filled out with names of youth filmmaker and signed by parent and or guardian.

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Time:    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cost:     Free event:  ($2 suggested donation/person)

Register:   Click Link HERE

The Museum SFV
18904 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91324

(XST) Southwest corner of Nordhoff St. and Wilbur Ave. on the historic grounds of the Rancho Cordillera del Norte.

Free parking

Tel: 818-347-9665

There will be games, fun, food, raffle prizes and much more!


Monday, February 6, 2023

Cindy Williams, valley girl, who played along side Penny Marshall on Laverne & Shirley,” has died at age 75

Cindy Williams, who played along side Penny Marshall on the famous sitcom Laverne & Shirley,” has died. She was 75.

Williams died in Los Angeles on January 25, 2023 after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson.

Ironically, Penny Marshall also died at age 75 in 2018.

Cindy Williams attended Birmingham High School and graduated in 1965. 

She had quite a career in television and film.

After college, Williams began her professional career by landing national commercials, which included Foster Grant sunglasses and TWA. Her first roles in television, among others, were on Room 222, Nanny and the Professor, and Love, American Style.

Williams accompanied an actor-friend from Los Angeles City College who needed a scene partner for the audition and was also accepted at The Actors Studio West, but rarely attended due to acting commitments. Williams picked up important film roles early in her career: George Cukor's Travels with My Aunt (1972); as Laurie Henderson, Ron Howard's character's high school sweetheart in George Lucas's American Graffiti (1973) for which she earned a BAFTA nomination as Best Supporting Actress; and Francis Ford Coppola's The Conversation (1974). She auditioned along with thousands of others, for Lucas's Star Wars for the role of Princess Leia, but Leia was ultimately played by Carrie Fisher because Lucas wished to cast unknowns, as in American Graffiti.

Williams met Penny Marshall, first on a double date, and later at Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope company. The company hired them as comedy writers, because "they wanted two women" on a prospective TV spoof for the Bicentennial. While the two were writing for Zoetrope, Penny Marshall's brother, Garry Marshall, called to ask if they would like to make an appearance on an episode of Happy Days, a television series he produced.

In 1975, Williams was cast as a fun-loving brewery bottle capper, Shirley Feeney, in an episode of Happy Days with Penny who played her best friend and roommate Laverne De Fazio. The girls were cast as "sure-thing" dates of Richie and Fonzie (Henry Winkler). Their appearance proved so popular that Garry Marshall, commissioned a spin-off series for the characters of Shirley and Laverne. 

Williams continued her role on the very successful Laverne & Shirley series from 1976 until 1982. At one point during its run, the series was the number one rated show on television. Williams was praised for her portrayal of Shirley Feeney. 

She left the show after the second episode of the show's eighth and what would become its final season, after she became pregnant with her first child. The show's various producers were not enthusiastic that Williams was pregnant, as her character Shirley was not pregnant. 

The success of the TV series led to a short-lived Saturday morning animated series Laverne & Shirley in the Army (1981–82), created by Hanna-Barbera.

Read more on Cindy Williams with these links:

LA Times article


Sunday, February 5, 2023

Attend reading of full-length play - How High the Moon - set in the SFV in 1952 - Feb 7th - 7:30 pm - Free event - Universal City

Please support local performing arts and theatre - next Tuesday, February 7, 2023 -

Invitation to attend  - A reading of the full-length play -  How High the Moon by Barbara Nell Berry -  set in the San Fernando Valley on July 4th, 1952.  Directed by Asaad Kelada.

Bring your memories of the San Fernando Valley to share after the reading.

Theatre West New Works Play Festival 2023

Extended to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley Community. 

Tuesday, February 7th, 7:30 pm

Free event

3333 Cahuenga Blvd. West

Universal City, CA 90068

COVID POLICY: Masks must be worn at all times in the theatre.

Charles White, former San Fernando High School, USC and NFL football star died Jan. 11, 2023 at the age of 64

Charles White, former San Fernando High School, USC and NFL football star died Jan. 11, 2023 at the age of 64.

Charles White became USC’s third Heisman winner while finishing his career as the NCAA’s No. 2 all-time leading rusher.

Born in Los Angeles, White attended San Fernando High where he was an all-star football player and a state-champion 330-yard hurdler. As a 1975 senior, he played fullback in a wishbone offense, rushing for 1,118 yards and 14 touchdowns while averaging 9.4 yards a carry.

White signed with USC in the spring of 1976 and made an immediate impact as a true freshman the following fall, rushing for a school freshman-record 858 yards and 10 touchdowns as the oft-used backup to Heisman runner up and first-pick-in-the-draft Ricky Bell.

As a sophomore, White took over the starting tailback spot and gained 1,478 yards. He improved as a junior, earned All-American honors while rushing for 1,760 yards and 13 touchdowns as the Trojans finished 12-1 and won a share of the national title.

White entered the 1979 season as one of the Heisman front runners and despite missing about a game-and-a-half due to injury, he led the nation in rushing with 1,803 yards and 18 touchdowns as the Trojans finished 10-0-1 on the year. He tallied four 200-yard efforts during the regular season and had three more game where he rushed for at least 185. In the last 10 games of the season, he averaged 201 yards per game.

As a result, the 5-10, 190-pounder won the Heisman handily over returning Heisman winner Billy Sims of Oklahoma.

White then capped his season with one of the great performances in bowl history, rushing for 247 yards on 39 carries in a dramatic 17-16 victory over Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. His diving touchdown with 1:32 to play was the deciding score.

In his regular season career, White rushed for 5,598 yards and scored 53 touchdowns. The 1978 and 1979 Rose Bowl Player of the Game, he is a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

White graduated with a degree in Speech Communications. Drafted by the Cleveland Browns in 1980 with the 27th pick of the first round, he also played for the LA Rams, for whom he won the NFL rushing title in 1987.

White was elected to the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame in 1996. 




Friday, January 13, 2023

Black History Month Celebration- Feb 19th - 11:00-4:00pm; FREE event; Northridge; speakers, history, music, entertainment fun-please join us

On Sunday, February 19th, the Pacoima Historical Society is collaborating with The

Museum of the San Fernando Valley
to present a Black History Month celebration.

Both organizations are inviting valley residents to come experience the visual and oral

history of African Americans in the San Fernando Valley.


The event will feature entertainment, with The Museum Board Member SFV, event committee member, DJ/MC Eric Stuart hosting the festivities. There will be large photo exhibits, vendors, and food. It promises to be an educational and enlightening time for all.

Invited guests to include:

U.S. Congressman Tony Cardenas, 29th District*

Newly elected Los Angeles Mayor, Karen Bass*

CA State Senator, District 20, Caroline Menjivar*

City of Los Angeles Councilman, District 12, John Lee*

Guest speakers also include USC Football legend Anthony Davis*, who, at San Fernando High School, was the co-Los Angeles Player of the Year in football, won the city title in wrestling, and was named the City Player of the Year in baseball.  He was a member of the 1965 North Valley Broncos, the first all-Black baseball team to advance to the Little League World Series.

In addition, author and historian Crystal Jackson will deliver an in-depth presentation on the untold African American history of the San Fernando Valley. She will also be signing copies of her new book “The Marilyn Monroe Connection,” based on a true story about the coroner's deputy who investigated Marilyn Monroe's case in 1962. Her father's transcendent story and tragic experience with Marilyn's controversial case. His incredible real-life involvement, including signing her death certificate, has been well-publicized over the years and led to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office reopening an investigation in 1982.

  * Scheduled but not guaranteed to appear in the event.

What: Black History Month Celebration

When: Sunday, February 19, 2023

Where: The Museum SFV

18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91324

(On the grounds of the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte)

Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

(Official Program:  11:30 - 2:30 pm)

Cost: FREE   (suggested donation to support both Org's)

RSVP:  HERE on Eventbrite - to let us know you are attending (and how many people)

Parking:   FREE - pull in the gates of The Rancho - 9015 Wilbur Ave. and you will be directed to parking areas.

For more event information and for sponsorship participation, please contact:
Crystal Jackson President, Pacoima Historical Society at or 818-646-8093

For more information on event and entertainment, please contact:
Eric Stuart, The Museum of the SFV, 818-347-9665 or,

Thank you -please bring family members, friends and colleagues to this special event.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Please visit us at our booth at the Campo de Cahuenga Celebration of the "Birthplace of California" annual re-enactment.

Sunday, January 15, 2023

12pm - 4pm 

3919 Lankershim Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604

Free Event

Food, Beverage, Entertainment

An important event for teachers and students too!