San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Until further notice, the San Fernando Valley Historical Society will be closed to all SFVHS personal and the general public. This policy change is based on Gov. Newsom's order for all Californians to stay home.

We sincerely regret to tell you the March Speaker Meeting has been Cancelled “Three Magical Miles” presented by Brian Rooney

Three Magical Miles

This fascinating presentation covers L.A.'s most historically diverse neighborhood. Nowhere else in Los Angeles will you find two former movie ranches where hundreds of films were shot; remnants of a 1950's
race track; a millionaire's country club started in 1910; a mineral springs spa dubbed "The Palm Springs of Los Angeles", the working ranch of a future President; a world-famous gathering spot for motorcyclists; a popular pre-Disneyland amusement park; one of Los Angeles' oldest
homes (1863) and more! Brian Rooney is a local historian and author of "Three Magical Miles L.A.'s Amazing Neighborhood". Go to for more information

We look forward to Mr. Rooney’s program being re-scheduled when the current coronavirus situation is under control.

Also, no tours will be given in March at the Adobe. It is uncertain when tours will begin again. We sincerely regret the inconvenience.

It is unknown how many of the events mentioned in this newsletter will be cancelled. Please contact the event organizer for up-to-date information.

Note: The Pioneer Cemetery will also be closed.

Wanted: Tour Guides

Do you love history? (Of course you do!) Would you like to share your enthusiasm with school children as they tour the Andres Pico Adobe? You may be the person we are looking for! We need folks to help with the tours for children and adults. Tours are typically in the morning during the week. You might show children how the wash was done back in the day with a washboard and wringer, or show them how kitchen gadgets were used. Or maybe you have an expertise to share like spinning or weaving? You can help as much or as little as your time allows. You need not be an expert, just willing to learn a bit at time. Come join us! Contact the SFVHS office for more information.

Curiouser and Curiouser: What Do You Want to Learn About?

Is there something in the Andres Pico Adobe or Pioneer Cemetery that piqued your curiosity? They are so full of interesting stories to tell and worthy of further investigation. Is there some aspect of Valley history you want to learn more about? We love researching and would enjoy providing you more information. Write us at and let us know.

Come Hold Your Next Party at the Beautiful Andres Pico Adobe Park

Are you looking for a lovely place to hold your next party or family reunion? Why not hold it at the Park at the Andres Pico Adobe. The trees provide lovely shade in the large grassy park. There is room for the kids to safely run around, and all at a reasonable price. The park is available Tuesdays through Saturdays (No Sundays or Mondays when the Adobe is open to the public) Contact us at 818-365-7810 or for more information. All that, and the proceeds benefit the San Fernando Valley Historical Society. What a deal!

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For those who want more of the SFVHS, we have an excellent online presence. We have a Facebook page ( which currently has over 8,000 followers. On our Facebook page we have information about upcoming events, educational information, fun Valley facts, and it is a great place to connect with other people who love the Valley! We also have Twitter and Instagram pages. These pages are a great way to interact with us, or just get a "snack sized" version of all of our wonderful educational materials. We also provide updates of upcoming events and show what happened at past events

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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