The Museum SFV strives to give voice to the distinctive histories of all cultures, races, religions and ideas that have contributed to the San Fernando Valley’s character and development through its exhibitions and events.  We have explored various under-represented groups’ lives and stories over the years. Some include: Pelota Mixteca, a Mexican-Aztec ball sport played down by Hansen Dam; The Mexican-American Community Baseball Teams of the San Fernando Valley; and “Small Lens on BIG LIVES”, the story of the first professional “little people” baseball/basketball team – “The Hollywood Shorties.” Our current exhibition “WWII: Coming Home to the SFV” highlights both Japanese and Black populations’ successes through the Black community’s Tuskegee Airmen and Basilone Homes as well as the detention of SFV Japanese immigrants in the U.S. concentration camps and Valley-based-Tuna Canyon detention station during World War II.

The Museum SFV is pleased to offer an ongoing exhibition entitled “The Walk of Stories.” This partially DCA-funded integrated art/oral history exhibition is designed to share the stories of three immigrant artists: their journeys from their native countries to the San Fernando Valley; their creativity through their displayed art; and how each ended up being influencers of Valley growth and part of the fabric of the San Fernando Valley. Visitors will self-guide through three outside kiosks that display looped oral histories, photos, historical backgrounds and information about the artists, as well as actual artistic works both donated and loaned to The Museum SFV by each immigrant artist.

Please join us along with family and friends on Sunday, May 19, 2024, The Museum SFV is hosting the 3rd annual Pan-Asian Pacific Arts & Cultural Festival at The Museum SFV, 18904 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, CA 91324.  A free event for the community.  There will be free parking inside Rancho Cordillera del Norte main gate located at 9015 Wilbur Ave. (250 yards south of Nordhoff St. on Wilbur Ave.).

For more information about The Museum SFV, exhibitions, events and programming, please contact, Jackie Langa, President and Festival Director, at 818-347-9665 PST or [email protected].