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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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Museum SFV Annual Artifact Collection Event - please bring your stuff



Annual Artifact Collection Event


The Museum is having its Annual Artifact Collection Event where we invite valley residents and guests to clean out their closets and garages for valley items relating to the history, art and culture of the valley.  Please come to The Museum and donate your items. They can be historic letters, postcards, photographs, home movies, yearbooks, restaurant menus, matchbooks, old signs, and whatever else reminds you of our rich San Fernando Valley history. 

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.) 
info@TheMuseumSFV.org
Tel: 818-347-9665


Memorabilia from valley industry - e.g. General Motors, Anheuser-Busch, Superior Industries, Galpin Ford, Boeing, Rocketdyne, etc.

Collections of sculptures.
 Historic photos and documents.


Memorabilia from Rocketdyne, Boeing, Lockheed, Hughes Electronics, etc.


Memorabilia - sports items

Entertainment memorabilia - photos, posters, autographed items

 Mission SFV memorabilia

Music memorabilia - sheet music, autographed items.

School items  - programs, yearbooks, photos.

If you possess a special collection, The Museum would like to discuss if there is interest in donating it to The Museum for legacy purposes.

FOOD TRUCKS - MR. SOFTY WILL BE IN THE HOUSE! All food trucks will be graciously donating a portion of proceeds to The Museum.

E-WASTE COLLECTION EVENT
Collection of small appliances and small electronics will be held too.

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

If you want to show us something special, please RSVP at 818-347-9665. If you receive our voicemail, please leave a detailed message.

See you on the 25th!

Thank you. 

www.TheMuseumSFV.org

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happenings Today (6/17/17)


WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU TODAY! 


STARTS AT 10AM IN NORTH HOLLYWOOD -> Big Read "Words on Tour" (Poetry Walking Tour & Workshop) - FREE FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT!






STARTS AT 2PM AT THE MUSEUM -> Steve West's Photography Exhibit (Opening Reception)

Meet Steve West, San Fernando Valley attorney, real estate professional and photographer. His current photography explores present day Cuba. Photos from his recent trip will be on display at The Museum starting today. 

Please come by for an intimate question and answer session with the photographer this Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2-3PM. 

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

http://themuseumsfv.com/



Friday, June 16, 2017

NEW PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT

If you receive The Museum's monthly newsletter then you may have read about the new photography exhibit opening tomorrow Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 2pm.

Stop by and see photos from Steve West's recent trip to Cuba. Steve West is an attorney, real estate professional and photographer from the San Fernando Valley. He will be available during the opening for an intimate Q&A.






Thursday, June 15, 2017

"Words On Tour" (Poetry Walking Tour and Workshop) FREE EVENT



The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is hosting a unique poetry walking tour and workshop through the heart of the North Hollywood Arts District!
Join us as local poets perform original pieces at historic locations including St. Paul’s First Lutheran School, Los Angeles Fire Dept. Station 60, and the Lankershim Train Depot and others, guided by PE and in collaboration with the LA Poet Society. Attendees will be encouraged to create their own original work during the tour -- notebooks and water bottles will be provided. Our tour ends at Groundwork Coffee, where coffee samples and a small reception will follow. This is a FREE family-friendly event!
This special tour will only happen on June 17, 2017 and is a part of the National Endowment of the Arts' Big Read program, in participation with the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.
Meet us at 10:00 AM at the Amelia Earhart Statue at W. Magnolia Blvd & Tujunga Ave. Tickets are encouraged but not required. More information is available at the Facebook event page.
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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MEET ARTIST MORGAN KARI 6/24/17 $10

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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Meet Award Winning Sculptress Alisa Gabrielle on July 29

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley invites you to meet featured artist, Alisa Gabrielle.


Gabrielle’s award winning artwork features bold figures with playful, psychological and sexual themes. She turns hard stones into soft and curvy sculptures that honors women and humanity. Her internationally recognized sculptures have been published in multiple outlets including Sunset Magazine, the book “World’s Greatest Erotic Art of Today,” ABC-TV news and NBC’s Emmy award winning show “Staring Over.”

Learn more about Gabrielle's career and unique scupltures on Saturday, July 29th from 2-3pm.

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



Saturday, June 3, 2017

SPECIAL FUNDRAISING EVENT TODAY! 1-5PM

“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 -> creepyjenny.eventbrite.com
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.)