VAN NUYS, CA — Join The Museum of the San Fernando Valley for a stroll back in time through the “Town That Was Started Right!” on Saturday, March 10 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 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.”
The guides will have historic photographs and stories to share as you wander this surprisingly historic San Fernando Valley treasure. RSVP by calling (818) 347-9665 or emailing events@TheMuseumSFV.org. Attendees can also pay in advance by going to www.theMuseumSFV.org and clicking on DONATE button to register and make suggested donation of $10 per person. There is street and
metered parking available in the area.