Tel: (818) 347-9665 PST

Saturday, June 15, 2024

Frank Sinatra Tribute - Thurs. August 8th - 5:00pm - 8:00pm; Please join us - Performance 6:00 - 7:00 pm - sing, dance enjoy 1940s - 1960s live music

Frank Sinatra Impersonator VAUGHN SUPONATIME.

Museum members, donors, valley residents and visitors are in for an another enjoyable early evening to relive memories as one of the leading impersonators in the U.S., 

Vaughn Suponatime will perform Frank Sinatra songs from the 1940s - 1960s on Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, performance from 6:00 - 7:15 pm. Dancing and then more dancing following performance.

Vaughn has appeared the Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, at numerous events in Las Vegas such as The Bellagio Hotel, The Paris Hotel, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, The Venetian, Bally’s, The Orleans, The Riviera, The Four Seasons, Caesars Palace, New York, New York, Wynn’s Hotel, and the M.G.M. Grand.

WHAT:            Frank Sinatra Tribute - The Museum SFV fundraiser

WHO:             Vaughn Suponatime performing

WHEN:           Thursday, August 8, 2024

TIME:              5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Performance: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (please be seated by 6:00 pm Sharp!)

COST:             $10/person; Suggested Donation  (well worth it!)

WHERE:        The Museum of the SFV / Rancho Cordillera del Norte

9015 Wilbur Ave. Northridge, CA 91324
(200 yards south of Nordhoff on Wilbur Ave)

Event will be held inside on beautiful grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte

Parking:        FREE Parking

ADA with permit parking inside gates and near The Theatre

RSVP: Please RSVP in advance Eventbrite

Donations will also be accepted at the door. To better schedule seating and to support vendors, we would appreciate RSVP for number of attendees.

Reach us at TheMuseumSFV(at)gmail (dot)(com).

Bring a family member, a friend, dance a bit, relive the great tunes and enjoy your time at The Museum SFV an on the historic grounds of The Rancho.

Thank you.

6-15-24 PAI Sip and Paint 6:00 - 8:00 pm; only $25; come out enjoy creating art, sipping wine and having fun


Dear Friends:

Hope to see you TONIGHT, Saturday, June 15th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm for a night for a fun-filled evening of painting, along with delicious hors d’ouvres and wine!
The cost is $25/person. Please contact Cheri for RSVP and you can pay at the door.

This event is sponsored bv The Museum of San Fernando Valley and its Public Art Initiative along with Northridge Art Studio.

Park at The Museum SFV at 18904 Nordhoff St. enter through Wilbur Ave. gate.
(please watch traffic behind you and enter carefully into The Museum space).  Free parking.

-Cheri Norum Derohanian
Co-Chair, Public Art Initiative 
The Museum of San Fernando Valley
cell:  747-744-7103
Northridge Art Studio
9349 Melvin Ave Unite 9,
Northridge, CA 9132
Tel: (818) 465-8222

Please visit for calendar of classes and event.



Happy Father's Day to all!

 Happy Father's Day to all!

The first known Father's Day celebration was held on June 19, 1910, in Spokane, Washington. It was organised by Sonora Smart Dodd, who was inspired to honour her father, William Jackson Smart, a Civil War veteran and a single parent who raised six children.

The Museum will be closed June 15th and 16th; please join us at June 20th Historic Timeline event

 The Museum SFV will be closed this weekend.

 We apologize for the inconvience. We are preparing for a number of upcoming events at your museum of history, arts and culture.


We will re-open on Tuesday, June 18th.


Please visit us also on Thursday, June 20th from Noon - 2:00pm for a special unveiling event of the San Fernando Valley historic timeline.

Free event for all - free parking.

Park at The Museum SFV, inside the Wilbur Ave. gate at 18904 Nordhoff St.,Northridge, CA 91324 


Park inside the main Rancho Cordillera del Norte gates at 9015 Wilbur Ave., Northridge, CA 91324 then walk over to Museum area


Tuesday, June 4, 2024

San Fernando Valley timeline unveiling; Zoom Call 6/13/24 11:00 am - 12:00 pm; Free; The Museum SFV project.

History enthusiasts... please join us on a zoom link to preview the San Fernando Valley timeline.

The timeline will roll out in phases and will display diverse contributions and historic moments that has shaped the region spanning 65 million years culminating in 1800s.

Date:  June 13, 2024

Time:  11:00am - 12:00pm

Cost:   Free

Platform:  Zoom call (RSVP to obtain link) 

This program is sponsored by The Los Angeles City Department of Cultural Affairs.

To obtain Zoom link, please send us an email with your contact info to:


Please ask for Jackie Langa or Crystal Jackson at 818-347-9665.

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

July 11, 2024; 6:00- 10:00 pm; 85th Anniversary Wizard of Oz; movie screening; performance; raffle; auction; fun for the entire family

 "There's No Place Like Home..."

In this case, on Thursday, July 11th, Home will be at the historic Rancho Cordillera del Norte located at Nordhoff St and Wilbur Ave in Northridge as this special event will be hosted by YOUR Museum SFV.

The 85th Anniversary of the Wizard of Oz!

Movie Screening.

Celebrity guest star performance by the World's top Dorothy impersonator Elaine Horn! She will be performing major scenes on each of the main movie characters.

There will be a Q&A about her work with original 1939 movie Munchkins at local events.

Free photos ops and meet and greet with celebrity guest star.

Silent auction and raffles of Wizard of Oz memorabilia.


WHAT:          85th anniversary celebration of Wizard of Oz
WHEN:         Thursday, July 11, 2024
TIME:            6:00pm  - 8:00 pm - Performance; Q&A; 
                        Photos with Dorothy celebrity impersonator
                         8:15 pm  - 9:45 pm, movie screening; raffles and auction
COST:             $10/person; under 12, Free
LOCATION:  The Rancho Cordillera del Norte - 9015 Wilbur Ave. Northridge 91324
PARKING:     Free, on site at The Rancho
RSVP:             Eventbrite - PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

This is a fundraising event for The Museum.  All proceeds to benefit Museum programming.

There may be a food truck on site.  Movie type of snacks will be for sale on site.

There will be seating for many attendees.

Families can picnic and bring blankets and enjoy the movie in the grass areas.

For more information, please contact us at 818-754-4400 or

We will see everyone on the Yellow Brick Road!

PLEASE bring family friends to this very special event.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 2, 2024

May 4 - 4:00-6:00 pm Public Art Initiative PAI Artist Speaker Series: Painter Omar Noorzay

Please join us for another amazing installment by the Public Art Initiative PAI Artist Speaker Series:

 Date:   Saturday, May 4th 

Time:    4:00 pm - 6:00pm

 Cost:   $10/pp suggested donation

 Location: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

                 18904 Nordhoff St. Northridge CA 91324

Parking:    Free parking inside Museum green Wilbur gate

                 Please watch traffic behind you when entering the gate.

The PAI is very pleased to feature the talented painter, Omar Noorzay, co-owner of the Northridge Art Studio.

Omar was raised and attended school in the San Fernando Valley where he built his career. As a fine artist as well as a graphic designer, he paints high-end works of art, teaches, and creates custom-made designs. Omar is involved in community engagement spreading his passion for painting.

Please RSVP to 818-481-4290 or email:

requesting $10 donation per person (this really supports our programming)

Thank you,

Sandy Chukhadarian
Co-chair of the TMSFV PAI
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 


Sunday, April 21, 2024

Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival 11-5 pm May 19 2024 -FREE Admission - The Museum SFV and The Rancho -Please join us

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is excited to be hosting its 3rd annual Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival on May 19, 2024 in Northridge.

EVENT:                     Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival
WHEN:                      Sunday, May 19, 2024
TIMES:                      Festival 11:00 am until 5:00 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:                     email us at themuseumsfv(at)(


Vendors / Sponsors:   Click HERE to pay for vendor booth or sponsorship


The Museum is pleased to be promoting and celebrating Asian-American Pacific-Islander Heritage month.

Jackie Langa, 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 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.

If interested in becoming a vendor, please contact at  You can contact Festival Director, Jackie Langa at 818-347-9665.

Please bring the entire family to this community event!

Thank you.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Chatsworth BlockFest- Sat April 13th - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; The Museum SFV will have booth - come on by -enjoy

Hello Museum SFV members, donors, Museum Associates and Friends of The Museum SFV:

Come on out and visit us at our booth at 2024 BlockFest in Chatsworth.

BlockFest will take place ON Devonshire St., between De Soto Ave. and Variel Ave., and will include two city blocks of 150+ vendors selling their wares, a carnival, live DJ, a cocktail lounge, famous show cars, and LIVE professional wrestling!

10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Cost: FREE

 (gifts, art, food and drink to be purchased)

Spend a fun-filled day exploring our Carnival! With everything from a 100 ft Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses, Mazes and Euro Bungees, there’s something for the whole family to enjoy!

Cocktail Lounge
Come Thirsty! Grab a beer or margarita from three of Chatsworth’s greatest food establishments at this one-day Outdoor Cocktail Lounge.

Live Entertainment
Join us at the Main Stage for live entertainment throughout the day!  Our Featured Band, Brass Cadillac, loves to bring you timeless music, from early Soul to the Classic Rock sounds of Chicago, Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers and so many others.  They’ve performed at Fairs, Parades, and other community-based events across Southern California.

We Con Be Heroes
Local business We Can Be Heroes Comics is hosting its first WE CON, a celebration of the social influence of comics and everything pop culture. WE CON will include comic vendors, collectibles, pop culture fashion, and cosplay.

Pro Wrestling Showcase

You’ve seen it on TV, but you’ve never seen professional wrestling like this. Don’t miss this LIVE opportunity to be ringside for a unique display of strength and agility, courtesy of PCW ULTRA (Pacific Coast Wrestling)!

Local Vendors
A diverse selection of booth vendors, artists, local businesses, and food trucks will be on hand for this special one-day event! Find unique handmade jewelry, discover your next wall art, learn more about the local businesses.

Feria del Libro del Renacimiento de los Mitos Griegos -4/21 -11:00-4:00 pm GRATIS Toda la familia

El Museo del Valle de San Fernando, The Quaran Teens Network y Rancho Cordillera del Norte se complacen en presentar:

Feria del Libro del Renacimiento de los Mitos Griegos

Cuándo: domingo 21 de abril de 2024

Hora: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Costo: Niños y jóvenes son GRATIS; Adultos: donación sugerida de $2;

O los adultos pueden traer gratis un libro infantil poco usado.

GRACIAS al patrocinador principal: Gordon Philanthropies Inc.





Este es un evento fantástico para edades de 5 a 15 años, pero... 




4/21 - 11:00-4:00 pm; FREE community -family event - Greek Myths Renaissance Book Faire

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, The Quaran Teens Network and Rancho Cordillera del Norte are pleased to present:

Greek Myths Renaissance Book Faire

When:  Sunday, April 21, 2024

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 kids book

THANK YOU to primary sponsor:  Gordon Philanthropies Inc.





This is a terrific event for ages 5-15, but ... FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! 



Saturday, April 6, 2024

The Public Art Initiative PAI - Sculptor Charles Sherman April 6th - 4 - 6 pm

The Public Art Initiative PAI, a division of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, features Charles Sherman (Facebook- Charles Sherman Infinity Sculpture and Design). 

Learn about the art and inspiration behind Sherman's pieces and lose yourself in the impossible! He will showcase his mind-bending Mobius strip-inspired sculptures, where art and geometry meet. See work exhibited and learn about other works in the San Diego Museum of Art, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Golda Meir Center, and our very own The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, and with a past exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Read all about Charles Sherman below, and also join us:

April 6, 2024
$10 suggested donation/person

Share and follow the PAI FACEBOOK page Public Art Initiative PAI Public Art Initiative PAI for upcoming events and Artist Speaker Series.

We have more lined up for 2024.

Thank you!

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Black History Month Celebration- Feb 25th - 11:00-4:00pm; FREE event; Northridge; speakers, history, music, entertainment fun-please join us

 On Sunday, February 25th, 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, some vendors, and food. It promises to be an educational and enlightening time for all.

Invited guests to include:

CA State Senator, District 20, Caroline Menjivar*

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

Mel Wilson, Civic Leader; former candidate for Los Angeles Mayor; Realtor

  * Scheduled but not guaranteed to appear in the event.

What: Black History Month Celebration

When: Sunday, February 25, 2024

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:; call us at 818-347-9665

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.

Friday, January 12, 2024

2024 The Museum Associates Orientation Program

The Museum Associates program at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley trains volunteers that act as docents for two and three-hour segments on one or more days/month during Museum hours, at special events, and tours to educate and promote the history, arts and culture of the San Fernando Valley.

What:        Museum Assoc. Orientation

When:        Saturday, January 13th

Time:         12:00 – 1:00 pm/1:00 - 2:00pm

Cost:          Free

Parking:    Park free on Museum SFV grounds or across the street at 18860 Nordhoff

Address:    18904 Nordhoff St.    Northridge 91324 

(SW corner Nordhoff St. / Wilbur Ave.)

Program repeats at 1:00 pm. - 2:00 pm

Areas of interest to participate and promote include:

  • Aerospace
  • Agriculture
  • Art/Public Art/Murals                         
  • Artifacts
  • Aviation
  • Development/Capital Campaign/ Endowment
  • Education (K-12; College)
  • Entertainment
  • Event Marketing
  • Fundraising
  • History
  • Music
  • Nature
  • People
  • Pop Culture
  • Oral Histories of the SFV
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Pop Culture
  • Transportation
  • Water

The Museum SFV Associates Volunteers receive:

  • Training & Information Notebook
  • Name Badge
  • Recognition in monthly e-newsletter
  • Free admission to all events and receptions

Refreshments served.

On the historic grounds of Rancho Cordillera del Norte

RSVP:   Cheri Norum, Chair
Tel: 818-347-9665