As an educational and cultural institution, we are here to acquire, display, and preserve the artifacts, documents and records of the San Fernando Valley. With the help of residents, businesses, organizations and societies, we will build The Museum collections of historical items, the fine arts and the folk arts for the public to enjoy and for scholars to research.
Through The Museum's current home in western San Fernando Valley in the city of Northridge via interactive exhibits, website, blog, social media, tours for the public, schools and organizations, lectures and performances, Your Museum will share with the world what it means to be part and parcel of the great San Fernando Valley.
The Museum began in 2005 out of a historic bungalow at L.A. Valley College. For the next three years, we secured some funds through small grants, created exhibits and offered an array of events.
Several years later, The Museum was housed at the Fashion Square mall in Sherman Oaks where thousands of people visited The Museum each month.
In 2014, The Museum moved to its current west valley location and is pleased to be celebrating our 5th year in Northridge.
In 2020, we celebrate our 16th year in existence and our 5th in Northridge - please visit!
Primary Museum programs include:
A major economic asset to the Valley and beyond.
Improves Business and Residential Property Values
A major educational asset to the Valley and beyond:
A major civic asset to the Valley:
The Museum Associates program offers members of the general public that possess experience and interest in a number of fields who want to support The Museum as a docent and volunteer and further the primary goals of promoting the history, art and culture of the Valley.
Museum Associates receive training and will work with an existing board member or other experienced docent at the Museum during operating hours, on tours and special events.
Two and three-hour shifts requested. Meet interesting people while you educate about The Museum and the valley.
Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Museum Associate.
Michel (Michael) Stevens, President
Mobile: (310) 890-9182
Jackie Langa, Vice President
Suzanne Scheld, Ph.D., Treasurer
David Lustig, Secretary
Lee Davis, Immediate Past President
Dana Carl Dentzel, Board Member
Franky Ortega, Board Member
Dana Radke, Board Member
Leah Cartabruno, Board Member
Eneka Cummings, Board Member
Student Board Member
Bill Carpenter, Director Historic Walking Tours
John Hendry, Docent, Van Nuys Tour
Member, Artifact Committee
Member, Development Committee