San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe

Andres Pico Adobe

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lankershim Reading Room

Lankershim Reading Room

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

14451 Bledsoe Street,
Sylmar 91342 (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)

818-365-5860 or 818-970-1286

Hours:
Third Saturdays of every month, 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)
Group tours & historical research are by appointment.

Julie Ann Ream Presents: "The Hollywood Cowboys"

On Thursday, January 26, 2017, San Fernando Valley Relics Museum Curator Julie Ann Ream will be sharing her memories of a bygone era when Western music, movies and television shows made in the Valley were king. Her Grandfather, Taylor "Cactus Mark" McPeters was a cowboy, stuntman, musician and actor who worked as a sidekick to Roy Rogers and Gene Autry and appeared in over 300 films and television shows, including most of John Wayne’s B westerns. Her relatives Glenn Strange and Rex Allen also had quite far reaching careers. Rex, the "Arizona Cowboy" had a voice that is still treasured in narrations he did for Walt Disney. Glenn Strange was a stuntman, musician and cowboy before becoming an actor. He is known for his role as the Lone Ranger’s nemesis, ‘Butch Cavendish’ and Sam the bartender in the long running series ‘Gunsmoke.’  Julie is a writer, historian and producer of live events and Western Award Shows. She currently works with many museums around the United States, assisting in their Western preservation endeavors, most notably the San Fernando Valley Relics Museum, which houses a display of her famous family.  This event is free and open to the public. The meeting will be held at the New Life Church in Porter Ranch. The address is 10650 Reseda Boulevard, Porter Ranch, CA 91326. There will be a free door prize drawing and light refreshments. Parking is free in a private lot. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.

SFVHS Board Nominations Now Being Accepted

SFVHS is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors. To be considered, nominees must be a member of the SFVHS in good standing for six (6) months or more. Members will serve for a two (2) year term.  What exactly is expected by those who are elected to our Board? Board members attend a monthly meeting which is held on the first Monday of each month. At these meetings, the Board plans upcoming event and programs for the Society. Board Members also volunteer whenever possible at SFVHS events or on days when the Adobe Museum is open. Volunteer opportunities include leading tours, working in our gardens, writing articles for our newsletter, researching historical data, and caring for our artifacts. If you have a skill, we can put you to work!  Some people might wonder "what’s in it for me?" Maybe you have someone in mind who can give a good presentation on a particular subject. You get to help us plan these events! You also get the chance to see how our organization works behind the scenes. You get a chance to attend educational events and other fun and historical community events and programs. If you or someone you know would like to serve on the 2017 Board of Directors ballot, please email us at sfvhs@verizon.net or call (818) 365-7810 and leave us a message before January 16th.

January Open House and Textile Work Day

Back by popular demand, we are once again hosting a Textile Work Day project on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at the Andrés Pico Adobe during our monthly Open House from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. If you have any textile project that you would like to work on (i.e. knitting, crocheting, spinning, weaving, quilting, etc.) we invite you to join us for the afternoon. If you don’t have a project to work on, come anyway – we can find a project for you to work on for the Society. This is a great opportunity to spend the day sharing your current projects with others and maybe even learn something new. The Adobe is located at 10940 Sepulveda Boulevard, Mission Hills, CA 91345

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Activities at the Andres Pico Adobe Park are presented in collaboration with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks