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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Happenings Tomorrow (6/25/17)

STARTS AT 12PM IN NORTHRIDGE -> ANNUAL ARTIFACT COLLECTION EVENT



***DONATE YOUR ARTIFACTS***
**ICE CREAM SOCIAL**
**eWASTE RECYLCING** 

We are having an ice cream social, where we invite you to donate in your memorabilia and artifacts. They can be letters, postcards, photographs, home movies, yearbooks, restaurant menus, matchbooks, old signs, and whatever else reminds you of our rich San Fernando Valley history. 

Also, we will be collecting small appliances, electronics and batteries for recycling (ex. computers, microwaves, toasters, printers).

If you work(ed) and live(d) in Burbank, Glendale, San Fernando, Calabasas or the multitude of neighborhoods in LA’s Valley, please, bring us your stories, too.

Sunday, June 25, 2017
12PM - 4PM
FREE EVENT
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324
(SE Corner of Wilbur Ave. and Nordhoff St.) 


STARTS AT 2PM IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD - HISTORIC WALKING TOUR



Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 

Tour highlights include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2017.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Tour Repeats:
Sunday, June 25, 2017
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City / North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

TODAY at 2PM! Speaker Series: Artist Morgan Kari

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Morgan Kari. 
Kari studied art at Art Center College of Design, UCLA and the University of Washington. She worked as a fashion illustrator for many department stores, newspapers, advertising agencies, and designers.  Among her clients were Women’s Wear Daily, May Company, Edith Head, I. Magnin, Broadway, Men’s Wear Magazine, Bullocks, and California Apparel News. She now has over 35 years of painting experience and wants to share her knowledge with you.
 
Learn more about Kari's career and special painting process on Saturday, June 24th from 2-3pm.  


TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
https://morgankari.eventbrite.com

Seating is very limited. Tickets are required.
All proceeds help support The Museum.
 
LOCATION: 
The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St, Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324
FREE PARKING  
Following the speaker series presentation, join us for complimentary light refreshments and snacks while shopping at the new gift store where you can purchase art from the presenter, as well as prints, crafts, books and other merchandise. Also you are welcomed to explore The Museum's current exhibitions: Mid Century Modern,The Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup, Hollywood at Home, Mexican American Community Baseball, Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture and the current art exhibit. 

2017 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS
June 24, 2017 Morgan Kari 
July 29. 2017 Alisa Gabrielle 

August 26, 2017 -  Marjorie Sarnat
September 30, 2017 - Cass Snyder
October 28, 2017- Nina Kellogg
November 25, 2017 - Jodi Bonassi


Thursday, June 22, 2017

North Hollywood Historic Walking Tour - 6/25/17

Learn about real cowboys, pioneer families, movie television and recording stars, the Spanish conquest, Mexican ranchos, great steam trains, vast ranches and orchards, land barons, wars, architecture, and much more! 



Tour Highlights Include:
Amelia Earhart Statue
Amelia Earhart Library (1928)
St. Paul’s First Lutheran Church 
NoHo Fire Station #60
So. Pacific Railroad Depot (1896) 
Weddington Family 
Air raid siren
El Portal Theatre (1926)
NoHo Arts District
Lankershim Arts Center (1939) (S. Charles Lee, architect)
North Hollywood Masonic Temple Lodge 542
Lankershim Elementary School (Marilyn Monroe attended)

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org. Please leave name, email address and phone number

Cost: $10 per person donation.
Prepay on Eventbrite: http://nohotour2017.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Street and metered parking in area

Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)
Please visit us on the web at www.theMuseumSFV.org

Tour Repeats:
Sunday, August 27, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017

Thank you to our sponsor Universal City / North Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Passport to Summer!

June 10, 2017 - September 4, 2017 





We are happy to be participating in the Passport To Success summer program this year! 

As a community partner we are part of a larger effort to combat Grade-Level Reading. 

This summer visit museums and libraries to receive stamps on your passport. Families who register their passport are eligible to participate in games, win prizes, and receive the summer newsletter. The newsletter provides tips on how to engage children in healthy living and learning activities during the summer. It highlights museums, summer events, and promotes a weekly photo scavenger hunt. 

You can drop off your passport at The Museum before September 4 and we will mail your entry for a chance to win musical tickets, museum admissions, tablets and gift cards. 

Sign up here: http://familiesinschools.org/ 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Adam West, Straight-Faced Star of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 88

Adam West, best known as our beloved Caped Crusader on the classic television 1960s series Batman, died after a short battle with leukemia. He was 88 years old.



He was born William West Anderson in Seattle on Sept. 19, 1928, the second of two sons. His father, Otto, was a wheat farmer; his mother, Audrey, was a pianist and opera singer.

"Our dad always saw himself as The Bright Knight and aspired to make a positive impact on his fans' lives. He was and always will be our hero," his family said in a statement.


In the Army, West served as an announcer on American Forces Network television, then worked as the station manager at Stanford while he was a graduate student.

                                          Adam West (left) and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin.

Before Batman opportunity, West played a wealthy Main Line husband who meets an early end in Paul Newman's The Young Philadelphians (1959), was one of the first two humans on the Red Planet in Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) and contributed his velvety voice to the animated Redux Riding Hood (1997), which received an Oscar nomination for best short film.

The City of Los Angeles recognized him by placing the Bat wings symbol on City Hall.
 


What about that incredible Batmobile?


Well, the incomparable George Barris and his team to the rescue!

In the 1960s, the Barris firm in North Hollywood/Toluca Lake became heavily involved in vehicle design for television production. At the beginning of the decade, Barris, who loved extravagant design, had purchased the Lincoln Futura, a concept car of the mid-1950s which had been built by Ghia of Italy.

In late 1965, he was asked by ABC Television to create a signature vehicle for the upcoming Batman television series. Filming would begin in a few weeks leaving insufficient time for a new design from scratch. Barris decided the Futura was a perfect base on which to create the Batmobile. Barris hired custom builder Gene Cushenberry to modify the car, which was ready on time. The show was a hit, and the car gained notoriety for Barris. 


He retained ownership of the Batmobile until an auction on January 19, 2013, when Barris sold it for $4,620,000.