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Valley Relics Museum

A wonderful aspect about growing up in the San Fernando Valley is the amount of history on every street. But, what happens when progress and technology removes beloved signs and business – with iconic imagery – from the area? Enter, the Valley Relics museum.

When you think of Los Angeles, some people typically think of Hollywood. Perhaps, it’s the Hollywood Noir of the 1940s and 50s. Perhaps, it’s the downtown skyline. Or, a storyline from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

But, when I think of Los Angeles, I think of my home town of the San Fernando Valley. SFV is a scattered collection of social economic classes, histories and lives. From serving as the  backdrop of various movies to the homes of influential movers, shakers, actors and general people – the Valley has a special heart that beats to its own drum.

So, imagine my delight and surprise when a friend told me about the Valley Relics museum, located at the Van Nuys airport. From photos and memorabilia from Lockheed, cowboy movies, BMX, iconic neon signs and even items from Fedco (!!!), I was shocked and in love with and proud of being from the Valley.

So, if you ever want a lovely time, learning about the history of the Valley, stop here.

$10, history and vintage pinball and arcade games? A wonderful way to step back in time for an hour.