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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.

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...
Date: 12/16/17
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Address: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley
18860 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91324

Friday, November 17, 2017

Annual After Thanksgiving - Walk It Off Tour


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
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


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.



All proceeds help support The Museum.

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

(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.