San Fernando Valley Historical Society

Andres Pico Adobe

Andres Pico Adobe

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lankershim Reading Room

Lankershim Reading Room

10940 Sepulveda Blvd.
Mission Hills, CA  91346

818-365-7810

Hours:
Monday, 10:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Except holidays)
Every 3rd Sunday of the month, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Available daily for group and private tours by
appointment, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pioneer Cemetery

Pioneer Memorial Cemetery

14451 Bledsoe Street,
Sylmar 91342 (Corner of Foothill & Bledsoe)

818-365-5860 or 818-970-1286

Hours:
Third Saturdays of every month, 9 a.m. - Noon (rain or shine)
Group tours & historical research are by appointment.

"The Queen of Inventions, the Sewing Machine" on Thursday, February 26

January 26, 2015

Mike Sabo and Ginger Alberti of SewCrankyBeHappy@aol.com will present the interesting history of the humble sewing machine on Thursday, February 26 at the New Life Church hall in Porter Ranch (Chatsworth & Reseda). The clever and innovative mechanics combined with the extraordinary beauty in design make these relics of the 1800s collectors delights... but better than that, they work - sewing a perfect stitch! Mike Sabo, a specialist in antique sewing machine repair and restoration, and Ginger Alberti, a professional seamstress and designer, now keep a "fleet" of restored machines and offer them for sale, as well as bring them to many events for "Hands-on-History" workshops and living history events. Hand Crank machines were the portable machines of the 1800s, and are so easy to use - all ages and abilities enjoy the simplicity!

Classes (for a fee) will be held March 9, 16 and 23 (Mondays), 11 am - 4 pm, Sew Cranky - "Hands-on-History" Days! Call 818-365-7810 to find out more.

Mark Your Calendars for Memorial Day, May 25 at Pioneer Cemetery

January 30, 2015

The San Fernando Valley Historical Society will host a free Memorial Day Observance from 11:00 a.m. to Noon on Monday, May 25, 2015 at the historic San Fernando Pioneer Memorial Cemetery in Sylmar. The hometown, heart-felt tribute to our nation’s heroes will recognize all military branches, and will culminate with the All Veteran’s Burial Squad performing a rifle salute and "Taps" to honor those who’ve perished in the name of freedom. There will be historical displays about some of the cemetery's buried, including five Civil War veterans and prominent local citizens. For more information or to assist with the event, contact 818-970-1286.

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