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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Burbank Lockheed Worker, Lawrence B. Thomas, Dies at Age 79




"Lawrence B. Thomas passed away November 15, 2017 in Sacramento, CA.
Larry was born November 3, 1938 in Los Angeles, CA to parents Michael Thomas and Julia Bosworth. He graduated with a business degree from Cal State LA. Larry married Kathleen Bernard February 5, 1966 in South Pasadena, CA. He worked 29 years at Lockheed-Martin in both Burbank, CA and Marietta, GA."

Read more at The Union

Monday, December 4, 2017

Reminder! Holiday Party is coming up... RSVP TODAY!

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and stop by The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for some holiday cheer.

Bring a friend and see what is new at The Museum.

Our special guest will be exhibiting artist Stan Cline. He will be on hand to personalize any prints purchased at The Museum.


They make fabulous gifts!


Light food and beverages will be served.

You must RSVP to receive your free admission ticket which will also be used to enter a drawing for some great prizes.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon... holidayparty-12-16-17.eventbrite.com
Date: 12/16/17
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324



www.themuseumsfv.org

Sunday, December 3, 2017

K.Rae Visits The Museum This Month

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Karen Rae Lott (aka K. Rae).


K. Rae has been creating art on and off for over 40 years. She began with oil painting but now repurposes "junk" for art. She states, "I see the items I use as small memories of good times." She loves to stretch and melt plastic to turn it into something new. In the past, she has mod podge dried banana peels to incorporate it into her paintings. Her sculptures, often colorful and unique in shape, make great table centerpieces and conversation starters.

Meet K. Rea on Saturday, December 30, 2017 from 2pm - 3pm.

TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks, and drinks) - krae.eventbrite.com

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. ***PRINTED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***

**YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SPEAKER ROOM WITHOUT A PRINTED TICKET**

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.

2018 UPCOMING FEATURED ARTISTS
December 30, 2017 - K.Rae
January 27, 2018 - Stan Cline

(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Holiday Events in the San Fernando Valley 2017

Happy Holidays!
If you are looking for some friendly holiday cheer, consider attending one of the following events in the San Fernando Valley....

Pacoima's 47th Annual Parade


December 10, 2017 - Annual Chatsworth Holiday Parade
Are you attending a different event? Tell us about it in the comments below

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Veteran Roy John Hoffman Jr Dies at age 89








"Roy enlisted in the Army Air Corp when he was 17 and was stationed in Japan during WWll. When he was discharged he returned home to Los Angeles and married his longtime sweetheart and friend Celeste Marie Sheehan. He was employed by North American Aviation/Atomics International and Rocketdyne/Rockwell International as a machinist. He was proud to have worked on the Apollo and Space Shuttle missions helping to propel the US into space. When he retired in 1990, Roy moved from the San Fernando Valley with his wife Celeste to the home they built in Truckee."

...

"Roy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Celeste Hoffman, 5 children, Jean Bechdolt of Verdi NV, Judy Williamson of San Fernando CA, Linda Kane of Verdi NV, Lori Saavedra of Moorpark CA and Joe Hoffman of Reno NV. He also had 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, his loyal dog Maggie and his dearly loved brother Ronald Hoffman."


Read more details on the Sierra Sun.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Today at 2pm! Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour $10

ONLY TWO TOURS LEFT THIS YEAR! 




The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture, and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer, and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org

Cost: $10 per person. Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite:

http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available.

Tour Repeats Monthly on the 3rd Sunday (with exceptions)
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017 - ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR!
http://www.themuseumsfv.org/

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Tomorrow - LAST WALKING TOUR OF THE YEAR!

ONLY TWO TOURS LEFT THIS YEAR! 



The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture, and industry. 

Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509. 

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer, and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure.

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org

Cost: $10 per person. Attendees can pay in advance on Eventbrite:

http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/

Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available.

Tour Repeats Monthly on the 3rd Sunday (with exceptions)
Sunday. November 26, 2017 - ANNUAL WALK IT OFF TOUR!
http://www.themuseumsfv.org/

Today at 2pm! Speaker Series: Artist Jodi Bonassi

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Jodi Bonassi.

Jodi Bonassi creates works that lead the viewer into a dialogue about the connections and differences between people in contemporary times. The rich cultural diversity in Los Angeles leads her to produce images describing the sometimes momentary, but intense relationships experienced by individuals passing through an urban environment. Using public transportation to experience a world with millions of residents, she utilizes countless sketches and photographs for painterly portraits in an urban milieu.


jodibonassi.eventbrite.com

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. ***PRINTED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***

**YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SPEAKER ROOM WITHOUT A PRINTED TICKET**


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
(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tomorrow! Limited Seating. Please Prepay.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Jodi Bonassi.

Jodi Bonassi creates works that lead the viewer into a dialogue about the connections and differences between people in contemporary times. The rich cultural diversity in Los Angeles leads her to produce images describing the sometimes momentary, but intense relationships experienced by individuals passing through an urban environment. Using public transportation to experience a world with millions of residents, she utilizes countless sketches and photographs for painterly portraits in an urban milieu.


jodibonassi.eventbrite.com

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. ***PRINTED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***

**YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SPEAKER ROOM WITHOUT A PRINTED TICKET**


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
(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Museum Closed For Thanksgiving

This a reminder that The Museum will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd for Thanksgiving.




We will reopen on Saturday, November 25th from 1-5pm. Please join the Speaker Series with Jodi Bonassi. jodibonassi.eventbrite.com


Saturday, November 18, 2017

Holiday Party with Special Guest Stan Cline 12-16-17

Take a break from the holiday hustle and bustle and stop by The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for some holiday cheer.

Bring a friend and see what is new at The Museum.

Our special guest will be exhibiting artist Stan Cline. He will be on hand to personalize any prints purchased at The Museum.


They make fabulous gifts!


Light food and beverages will be served.

You must RSVP to receive your free admission ticket which will also be used to enter a drawing for some great prizes.

Space is limited, so RSVP soon... holidayparty-12-16-17.eventbrite.com
Date: 12/16/17
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324

www.themuseumsfv.org

Friday, November 17, 2017

Annual After Thanksgiving - Walk It Off Tour

LAST TOUR OF THE YEAR! 

The development entity known as The Syndicate began the process in 1910, but William Paul Whitsett saw it through to the end. Originally a barley field, Van Nuys became a prosperous center of City Government, agriculture and industry.


Come explore what remains to be appreciated: original 1911 buildings hidden beneath modern facades, first churches, a civic center with many special revelations, one of the main hubs of social and official activity, the Women's Club building, Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monuments #201, #202, and #911, and National Register of Historic Places Monument #2509.

Learn about the origin of the Daily News and the company which was a nationwide maker of silent movie theatre organs. Who were Hobart Johnstone Whitley, Wayne E. Bechtelheimer and Whitley Van Nuys Huffaker? Relive "Wednesday Nights on Van Nuys Boulevard." We will have historic photographs and stories to share as we wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. 

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@TheMuseumSFV.org
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM

Cost: $10 per person 
Van Nuys Tour meets at 6262 Van Nuys Blvd. at Sylvan and Van Nuys Blvd., under arch, which is southeast corner of the street.
Parking: Free Lot on Vesper Ave & Sylvan St. Meter and Street parking also available.
Tour Repeats Monthly on the 4th Sunday (with exceptions)
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017

(HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR DOCENT - BILL CARPENTER!) 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jodi Bonassi Visits The Museum 11/28/17 - RSVP Today

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist Jodi Bonassi.

Jodi Bonassi creates works that lead the viewer into a dialogue about the connections and differences between people in contemporary times. The rich cultural diversity in Los Angeles leads her to produce images describing the sometimes momentary, but intense relationships experienced by individuals passing through an urban environment. Using public transportation to experience a world with millions of residents, she utilizes countless sketches and photographs for painterly portraits in an urban milieu.


jodibonassi.eventbrite.com

SEATING IS VERY LIMITED. ***PRINTED TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***

**YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED INTO THE SPEAKER ROOM WITHOUT A PRINTED TICKET**


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
(There may be video and/or photography at this event that can be used for marketing purposes. Please notify staff you do not want your image used. Thank you.)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Bothwell Ranch Collection - Bonhams Auction This Weekend

A portion of the famed Bothwell Ranch Antique Car Collection is up for auction in Woodland Hills this weekend via Bonhams.



It is a bit sad that the collection will be broken up. This auction will generate millions of dollars from collectors.

However, you can have a rare opportunity to view the collection. Entry to the Preview and Auction is by the purchase of an auction catalogue, $50. One catalogue permits two people entry for all three days of preview and auction. For additional Bonhams Auction info click HERE.


Several of the cars — a 1913 Indianapolis Peugeot, 1908 Prinz Heinrich Benz and 1908 Mercedes Simplex — were on display at Bonhams’ recent auction at The Quail Lodge on the Monterey Peninsula.

Lindley Bothwell was a charter member of the Horseless Carriage Club of America and with his wife, Ann, assembled what Bonhams termed “one of the largest private collections of automobiles in the country.”

Bonhams has stated the Bothwell Collection is without equal.


Lindley and Ann Bothwell - what a life.

Lindley Bothwell (1901— 1986) was a prosperous southern California orange grower, a consulting citrus agriculturalist from his Lindley Bothwell Ranch in the San Fernando Valley, and an antique automobile collector and racer.

He is well known for being a founding member of the Trojan Knights, as well as a Yell Leader at the University of Southern California (USC) and for his invention of moving card stunts in stadiums' bleachers. He was the volunteer coach of the USC Yell Leaders and Song Girls for 60 years.


To learn more about Lindley Bothwell, click HERE.


Helen (Ann) Bothwell passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, September 17, 2016, with her family at her side. Ann was a strong and loving woman who carried on the "Bothwell Tradition" after the passing of her husband, Lindley F. Bothwell, Sr., in 1986. Ann is survived by her 4 grandchildren,12 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. She was an active member in many vintage car clubs, USC and the Florence Crittenton Home.





Monday, November 6, 2017

Veterans Day Parades in San Fernando Valley

Veterans Day is Saturday, November 11th 

Many cities in the San Fernando Valley honor Veterans with a parade. How are you honoring and saying thank you to Veterans this year?


City of San Fernando Veterans Day Parade 11/11/17 at 11:11am
The San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade Committee Present:

"Honoring Those Who Served Past and Present"


The parade will begin at the corner of Laurel Canyon Blvd and San Fernando Mission Blvd, proceed down Laurel Canyon Blvd for 1.1 miles and culminate at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center and Park (10736 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Pacoima, CA 91331). There will be a carnival at the Ritchie Valens Recreation Center. Information for Veterans and hotdogs at Ritchie Valens Recreation Center following the parade.

In the past,  the parade has involved more than 120 veterans groups, numerous high school marching bands and the San Diego-based Navy Band Southwest.  All wartime eras will be specifically represented.




San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Event In Canoga Park 11/11/17 10am - 3pm




Veterans Day event brings together more than 100 local veterans from all branches of military to show gratitude, respect and honor to our local Mexican-American Veterans from Canoga Park and the West San Fernando Valley. Veterans bring war mementos, metals, flags, uniforms, old photos of themselves, and of those who have passed away while in the service, and all things near and dear to their hearts to help pay tribute to those who served our country.
WHERE: Metrolink Station (Lot B) Deering/Sherman Way, Canoga Park
Open to the public. All are welcome. FREE.


Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thank You HOME DEPOT in Woodland Hills!

We would like to give a huge thank you to Home Depot - Woodland Hills for helping Museum Board Member Jackie Langa build a folding exhibit display for use during the Van Nuys Arts Festival


Jackie Langa Representing The Museum at the Van Nuys Arts Festival


The Home Depot employees we would like to especially recognized are Jyoti Alagh, Julio Monzon, Jonathan Delgado, and Sal Olivo.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is an all-volunteer non-profit museum whose primary focus is on the history, art, and culture of the San Fernando Valley. The limited funds raised through museum donations, memberships, and events are used for rent, supplies and developing Museum exhibits.

Home Depot Woodland Hills not only built the folding display but also donated the material and labor. 

We used the folding display to feature historic photos and text regarding various places across the San Fernando Valley showing what they looked like before and now. 

Julio Monzon enthusiastically began the process of getting permission to build it for us. Jyoti Alagh approved and coordinated the project with Jonathan and Sal, and ultimately donated the resulting folding display to The Museum.

Thanks again for the support Home Depot! 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Today at 2pm! Last Historic NoHo Walking Tour for 2017!

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
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
Time: 2:00 - 3:30PM
Free For Current Museum Members - Become a Member TODAY!

RSVP: 1-818-347-9665 or email at events@theMuseumSFV.org.
Parking: Street and metered parking in area
Tour meets at Amelia Earhart Statue; NW corner of Tujunga St. & Magnolia Blvd. (at corner of Library)

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

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Today at 5pm! “Stan Cline’s Nostalgia Gallery” Opening Reception

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley’s first solo artist exhibition features longtime Chatsworth resident and painter - Stan Cline. For the past 40 years, Cline has been rekindling memories of the past with his art.

Early in his life, he realized that neighborhoods were constantly changing and evolving. Fueled by his civic pride and fear that everything was disappearing, he embarked on a personal journey to preserve the landmarks by painting popular locations.

The “Stan Cline's Nostalgia Gallery” exhibiting now through January 31, 2018 at The Museum of the San Fernando Valley consists of 15 original acrylic paintings including the “Bob’s Big Boy, Toluca Lake 1965,” “Pacific Electric Trolley Station, Burbank 1941, “Bob’s Big Boy Van Nuys 1961,” and “SP Daylight, Stone Point Chatsworth, 1950.”  









Cline's paintings have been showcased on many radio and television shows including "The Everywhere Show," NBC's "Sunday Show," ABC7's "The AM Show," KHJ-TV's "Midmorning LA," "Mr Blackwell Show," KCRW's "Ruth Mills Show," and KJOI's "Sunday Forum." He was also featured in articles for the Los Angeles Daily News and the LA Times.

Opening reception will be on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.

All are welcomed to meet the artist during the opening and walk down memory lane. Cline will be signing any prints purchased at The Museum during the opening as well.

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204
Northridge, CA 91324-3885

The Museum Hours:
Tuesdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursdays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Last Saturday of the Month: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
818-347-9665
FREE ADMISSION

http://www.themuseumsfv.com/