2020 Update: This post features photos from Valley Relics Museum’s older location. For a more updated look at their museum, please see this post.
After visiting Corriganville, Patrick and I headed to Valley Relics Museum. Valley Relics is a museum dedicated to preserving the history of the San Fernando Valley, with a wide array of wonderful and impressive artifacts from businesses from the San Fernando Valley, including a fantastic collection of vintage ashtrays, ephemera, neon signs, and more. And when Patrick told me they had some items belonging to western wear legend, Nudie Cohn, I was even more excited to visit!
The Palomino sign was quite impressive and one of my favorite pieces, as it was where many country-western legends performed, including Johnny Cash, Buck Owens, Patsy Cline, and personal favorite, The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Valley Relics is located at21630 Marilla Street in Chatsworth, about 33 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. It is only open on Saturdays, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, and is free to visit, but donations are always happily accepted. Please visit their website for more details.
UPDATE: Valley Relics has moved, and offers new hours! I have yet to visit their new spot, but you can! Their new location is 7900 Balboa Blvd. C3 & C4, Entrance on Stagg St. in Van Nuys. Please visit their website for further details on hours.