About Us

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society was founded on July 4, 1943. Its purpose is to research, collect and preserve the history, art and culture of the San Fernando Valley. To link the past, present and future, the Society strives to offer a variety of programs that will educate and entertain the public.

The Society is caretaker of the Andres Pico Adobe, one of the oldest homes in the City of Los Angeles. The Adobe's interior houses a museum of San Fernando Valley history, featuring exhibit galleries, a research library, photographic archives, meeting room, and small souvenir sales area.

The Society offers educational programs, field trips, commemorative celebrations, publications, museum tours (including group tours for adults and school classes), volunteer opportunities, as well as many other activities.

Continuing the Valley's Legacy The San Fernando Valley Historical Society is dedicated to continuing the Valley's legacy for future generations by:

Preserving the history and cultural heritage of all groups of peoples in the San Fernando Valley.
Providing a stimulating forum for general education about San Fernando Valley history.
Creating a dynamic learning environment for children with opportunities for youth programs.
Serving as a community resource for continuing educational opportunities and internship programs.
Maintaining a significant photographic archive that provides a visual history of the San Fernando Valley.
Developing the San Fernando Valley's foremost historical collection.
Promoting tourism in the San Fernando Valley, thereby supporting the area's economy.
Touching as many lives as possible who share an enthusiasm for history.


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San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe * Box 7039/10940 Sepulveda Blvd., Mission Hills, CA 91346 * 818 365-7810