The suburban expanse known as the Valley apparently has enough history to warrant a museum, and that museum opens October 12 in Chatsworth. Local businessman and historian Tommy Gilenas is the man behind the Valley Relics Museum, a 4,600-square-foot collection of 10,000 artifacts that include curios, cars, and nineteenth-century photos of the Valley (which was mostly farmland then). Maybe most interesting will be the museum's set of classic retail and restaurant signs, many in Googie style, including those for Henry's Tacos, the White Horse Inn, and the Lankershim Theatre. The nonprofit museum will initially be open one day a week, with hopes of increasing the hours once volunteers start pouring in.
· Valley Relics Museum [Official Site]
· Museum Showcasing Valley History Opening in October [Patch]