Panorama Market back parking lot with new construction of Automatic Car Wash & Service Station. Circa 1940’s.
Fred Astaire’s Blue Valley Ranch in Chatsworth, California
N.W. corner of Whitsett and Victory Blvd. September 10th 1942.
Alexander’s Grocery Store and Love's Wood Pit Barbecue at Valley Plaza Circa 1965
North Van Nuys Shopping Center. Van Nuys, Ca.
  • A Moment to Unwind

    Let's take a short trip back in time. Kick back, relax, and click play:   The year is 1989. The world famous Palomino is serving host to a bright country star in the form of the Rockabilly Filly herself; Rosie Flores. You're sitting among the crowd...

  • Valley Cinema: The Karate Kid

    San Fernando Valley is great. Sure, it's a bit hot and a little dry sometimes (my fingers are tapping across a sweat-drenched keyboard as this article is written). There's a lot to be said about the area, but never enough. It's beautiful, historic, and (like a lot...

  • Valley Relics History: A Tale of Two Steeles

    This is a story about motels, movie stars, and not believing everything you read online. This is the story of Steele’s Motor Lodge. The Valley Relics Postcard Collection contains over 500 vintage cards from San Fernando Valley landmarks and businesses. There are many relics from long-gone...

Official Merchandise


About The Curator


Tommy Gelinas

Tommy Gelinas was Born in Burbank California and was raised in Sepulveda, Porter Ranch and later in Van Nuys before settling in Sherman Oaks California where he and his wife have raised their 4 children. Tommy’s fascination with the history of the San Fernando Valley begun at a very young age. He began collecting artifacts from our valley’s past...

Continue Reading

Museum Mailing List

Join the Valley Relics Museum newsletter so you never miss the party!