The Museum Programs

Historic Walking Tours

The Museum of the San Fernando Valley is pleased to offer historic walking tours of North Hollywood "NoHo" and Van Nuys on alternating months currently on fourth Sunday of each month beginning at 2:00 pm.

Private tours are available for groups of15 or more for the Pacoima Murals Tour as well as any other customized walking or driving tour.

Each tour lasts between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.For more information, please contact Bill Carpenter, Director of Events or leave a message at The Museum at (818) 347-9665.

Tours cost $10 each. Attendees can pay inadvance via EventBrite or can also pay on site.

History of Speaker Series

The Museum continues to stage speaker/author events to enlighten and engage valley residents and visitors on topics such as the history of aerospace, aviation, agriculture, history, entertainment, music and transportation of the valley.

The speaker series is currently held monthly on last Saturday of the month from 2:00 - 4:00 pm. The Museum is open during this time. Please inquire about the speaker series or becoming a speaker by contacting The Museum at 818-347-9665 or

Speaker Series tickets are $10 each. Attendees can pay in advance via EventBrite or can also pay on site.

Oral Histories of the SFV

Narrating Lives: Oral Histories of the San Fernando Valley has conducted over 50 interviews from valley residents that come from all walks of life including actors, cowboys, WWII veterans, policemen, firemen, housewives, teachers, entertainment executives and much more.

Become part of the legacy of the San Fernando Valley! To participate, you will have to contact The Museum, fill out a questionnaire and be approved for an interview.  There is no charge for the interview which can be held at The Museum, at your home or a neutral location.

For more information on the Oral Histories program, please contact Michel Stevens. 

Public Art Initiative

The Public Art Initiative began in 2012 under the direction of Roger Dolin of Mural Environments to reinforce the fact that public art has a way of touching all of us and bringing the community together.  Public art programs include community art projects, murals, art classes for kids and adults and offering the monthly Art Speaker Series at The Museum.

The Mission and goals of the PAI are:

  • Bringing many forms of art to the San Fernando Valley
  • Adding vitality to our community
  • Educating both young and old
  • Beautifying and enhancing the communities where we live

If you are an artist and want to become a member of the PAI, please contact The Museum today at 818-347-9665.

Artist Speaker Series

The PAI stages wonderful events highlighting a valley-based artist and offering an opportunity for them to showcase their artwork and tell their story on what inspired them to pursue a specific genre. The artist offer stories about the ups and downs of pursuing a career or maintaining a hobby in this field.

Please check the calendar for upcoming art speaker events.

If you are an artist and want to become a member of the PAI, please contact The Museum today at 818-347-9665 or today.

Speaker Series tickets are $10 each. Attendees can pay in advance via EventBrite or can also pay on site.

Horses Acorss The Valley

The Horses Across the Valley public art program is to raise awareness of the historical, cultural and artistic heritage of the San Fernando Valley. 

The horse has been selected for this project because of its historical importance to the Valley.

Goal of program: 

The entire San Fernando Valley will be engaged and solicited to participate and enjoy this community program to explore Valley history, art and culture for the purpose of raising funds for The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, Public Art Initiative, San Fernando Valley Arts & Cultural Center and equestrian-related charities and animal advocacy organizations in the Valley.  

The HATV program is seeking committee members. To become involved as a committee member, artist or sponsor, please contact:

Michel Stevens, Mobile: 310-890-9182;; Carolyn Uhri, President of SFVACC; 

Jackie Langa,