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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Meet The Incredible Morgan Kari - June 24th

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
May 27, 2017 Debbie Wubben 
June 24, 2017 Morgan Kari 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

TODAY at 2PM! Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour

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 - Purchase tickets at 
http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/ 
FREE for Current Museum Members
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, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017

Saturday, May 27, 2017

TODAY at 2PM! Speaker Series: Artist Debbie Wubben

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Debbie Wubben.
Wubben is a multi-medium artist and will be discussing her many different styles of art. She will explain how she creates colorful abstract paintings using texture and sculpted paper. 
"Wisteria and Goldfish" By Debbie Wubben (Paint and Sculpted Paper)

Wubben is especially excited to share her latest collection of children's art illustrations which she is creating using watercolor and colored pencils to create a great juxtaposition. 
Learn more about Wubben's creative process on today from 2-3pm.  

TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
debbiewubben.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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

“CREEPY JENNY’S PARANORMAL EVENT” -> 6/3/17

“CREEPY JENNY’S PARANORMAL EVENT”
A special event and fundraiser with haunted vintage dolls, psychics, mediums and experts in the paranormal field.
Local San Fernando Valley artist Debbie Wubben will be sharing her collection of haunted vintage dolls including her unusual character, Creepy Jenny. The doll is over 50 years old and Wubben will recount the story of how she came to life. Learn more about Creepy Jenny’s paranormal activity and see the images Wubben has captured through the years. Plus, meet all the wonderful guest speakers joining Creepy Jenny.
GUEST SPEAKERS
  • Psychic Christina George from Paranormal Connections . George will be broadcasting the event live for her radio show. She will discuss how items, such as dolls, can work as a conduit to the spirit world and how a person can leave their imprint on a personal token. She will also be reading your items at the event.
  • Researcher Brandon Alvis of American Paranormal Research AssociationAlvis will discuss the historical scientific paranormal investigation and documentation of historical buildings throughout the world.
  • Medium Tara V. MeadMead is an excellent spirit photographer, medium and healer.
  • Joe Mendoza and Mendy Baker from 3AM ParanormalMendoza will be talking about ITC/Spirit boxes and communicating with the other side. Baker will be reading items.
  • Joshua Leyvas from Paranormal WestLeyvas will be speaking about electronic voice phenomenas and Audible Voice Phenomenas.
  • Stefan Brigati is a TV/Radio Personality and the host of the international radio show My Darkest Hour on LiveParanormal and History FM in addition he is the Founder of Pacific Coast Paranormal and has been investigating the Paranormal for 24 years. He will be speaking about Infra Sound and how it effects the Paranormal. http://liveparanormal.com/
DATE: SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
TIME: 1-5PM
LOCATION: THE MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY
18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204, Northridge, CA 91324-3885
$20 GENERAL ADMISSION
RAFFLE PRIZES
  • Creepy Jenny Memorabilia
  • Personal Reading with Christina George
  • Museum Historic Walking Tour Certificates
Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at the door and you must be present to win!

TAKE A SELFIE!
Selfies with Creepy Jenny and her doll gang will be permitted for a donation to The Museum.
The Museum is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), funded through memberships, donations and grants. The Museum has been acquiring, displaying and preserving artifacts, documents, historic records and art for the enjoyment, education and benefit of its patrons since 2005.
Current exhibits include: Hot Art | Cool RoomMid Century ModernThe Westmore: First Family of Hollywood Makeup,Hollywood at Home, Los Angeles Public Library’s Valley TimesPhotography Collection, Mexican American Community Baseballand Two Centuries of San Fernando Valley Architecture.
The Museum promotes community interactions through its many programs, including The Public Art Initiative, Historic Walking Tours, Horses Across the Valley and by recording oral histories of its residents and those that have worked or otherwise experienced the San Fernando Valley. Donate or become a museum member today at www.themuseumsfv.org.
(THIS EVENT WILL BE FILMED. NOTIFY US IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE EXCLUDED FROM VIDEOS.)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Let's Go For A Walk This Sunday!

Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

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 - Purchase tickets at 
http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/ 
FREE for Current Museum Members
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, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Don't Miss Debbie Wubben at The Museum This Saturday!

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Debbie Wubben.
Wubben is a multi-medium artist and will be discussing her many different styles of art. She will explain how she creates colorful abstract paintings using texture and sculpted paper. 
"Wisteria and Goldfish" By Debbie Wubben (Paint and Sculpted Paper)

Wubben is especially excited to share her latest collection of children's art illustrations which she is creating using watercolor and colored pencils to create a great juxtaposition. 
Learn more about Wubben's creative process on Saturday, May 27th from 2-3pm.  
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
debbiewubben.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

Friday, May 19, 2017

San Fernando Mission in the 1870 and 1875

The Water and Power Associates website has some of the best photos of the San Fernando Valley in the 1800s. It is a great treat to be able to see back in time. 

We highly encourage you to browse the site. waterandpower.org

San Fernando Mission 1870



San Fernando Mission 1875


Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Next Week - Artist Debbie Wubben Visits The Museum

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Debbie Wubben.
Wubben is a multi-medium artist and will be discussing her many different styles of art. She will explain how she creates colorful abstract paintings using texture and sculpted paper. 
"Wisteria and Goldfish" By Debbie Wubben (Paint and Sculpted Paper)

Wubben is especially excited to share her latest collection of children's art illustrations which she is creating using watercolor and colored pencils to create a great juxtaposition. 
Learn more about Wubben's creative process on Saturday, May 27th from 2-3pm.  
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
debbiewubben.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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Prepare for the Paranormal - 6/3/17

MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! 

SATURDAY - JUNE 3, 2017 


Creepy Jenny is visiting Your Museum and bringing her friends to tell you all about the paranormal world.



Confirmed Guest Speakers Include:

  • Psychic Christina George from Paranormal Connections . George will be broadcasting the event live for her radio show. She will discuss how items, such as dolls, can work as a conduit to the spirit world and how a person can leave their imprint on a personal token. She will also be reading your items at the event.
  • Researcher Brandon Alvis of American Paranormal Research AssociationAlvis will discuss the historical scientific paranormal investigation and documentation of historical buildings throughout the world.
  • Medium Tara V. MeadMead is an excellent spirit photographer, medium and healer.
  • Joe Mendoza and Mendy Baker from 3AM ParanormalMendoza will be talking about ITC/Spirit boxes and communicating with the other side. Baker will be reading items.
  • Joshua Leyvas from Paranormal WestLeyvas will be speaking about electronic voice phenomenas and Audible Voice Phenomenas.
  • Stefan Brigati is a TV/Radio Personality and the host of the international radio show My Darkest Hour on LiveParanormal and History FM in addition he is the Founder of Pacific Coast Paranormal and has been investigating the Paranormal for 24 years. He will be speaking about Infra Sound and how it effects the Paranormal. http://liveparanormal.com/




$15 PRESALE  SOLD OUT

$20 GENERAL ADMISSION AVAILABLE NOW

Friday, May 12, 2017

Have you been to the Lopez Adobe?

OFF THE BEATEN PATH - BY BRONWYN RALPH

 
The Museum is pleased to have Bronwyn Ralph, docent, lecturer and author of the book, "OFF THE BEATEN PATH," as a monthly contributor. 

Last Sunday I was taking a drive and I turned off the 405 FWY at San Fernando Mission Blvd and headed to the City of San Fernando. This is such a wonderful town located in the north end of the Valley and has several historic buildings. One of the landmarks is the Lopez Adobe, also known as La Casa De Geronimo Lopez. I have not been here since it reopened a couple of years ago and was greeted by two wonderful docents, Mr. and Mrs. Arroyo. They were so warm and welcoming and had an extensive knowledge of the Lopez Family, the Adobe and the furnishings inside the residence.

The Lopez Adobe was built between 1881-1883 by Valentin Lopez as a wedding present for his sister, Catalina. Catalina and her husband, Geronimo Lopez lived in the home until the early 1920s. The Adobe remained in the Lopez Family, and some of the children resided in the home until 1961. Mr. Arroyo said that no renovations, such as electricity or indoor plumbing were added to the house until after both Geronimo and Catalina passed away. It was said that Geronimo and Catalina, "wanted to live the way they knew how," with candles for light and chamber pots.


The tour is a delight as you see pictures of Geronimo and Catalina, their families, and hear stories of how integral this family was to not only the City of San Fernando but also to the City of Los Angeles. Before you leave don't forget to visit the grounds of the Adobe, which is beautifully landscaped, and includes a fountain in the courtyard and a statue of Fray Junipero Serra, founder of the California Missions.

This City of San Fernando landmark is a must see and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I wish you safe travels exploring the San Fernando Valley.

Essentials:
1100 Pico Street
San Fernando, 91340
818-361-7155
looezadobe.wordpress.com
Open and Tours are the 4th Sunday of each month 1pm - 4pm

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Historic Van Nuys Walking Tour -> SUNDAY 5/28/17

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 - Purchase tickets at 
http://vannuystour2017.eventbrite.com/ 
FREE for Current Museum Members
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, July 23, 2017
Sunday, September 24, 2017
Sunday. November 26, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

MAY 27TH - ARTIST DEBBIE WUBBEN - TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Debbie Wubben.
Wubben is a multi-medium artist and will be discussing her many different styles of art. She will explain how she creates colorful abstract paintings using texture and sculpted paper. 
"Wisteria and Goldfish" By Debbie Wubben (Paint and Sculpted Paper)

Wubben is especially excited to share her latest collection of children's art illustrations which she is creating using watercolor and colored pencils to create a great juxtaposition. 
Learn more about Wubben's creative process on Saturday, May 27th from 2-3pm.  
TICKETS: $10 (Includes one raffle ticket, light snacks and drinks)
debbiewubben.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