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Gordon R Howard Museum in Burbank, CA

When it comes to exploring Los Angeles, many people will probably think of hollywood and such. However, Los Angeles is a county that is filled with many cities and cultures. One of these cities, is the city of Burbank that lies to the North of downtown Los Angeles. The city was founded in 1887 and since then has had a rich history. If you are interested in learning more about the history of this city, Gordon R. Howard Museum Burbank, CA.


Operated by the Burbank Historical Society, the Gordon R. Howard Museum offers an impressive display of civic pride as well as showcasing an interesting history of Burbank and it’s wider connection to the state of California. The city of Burbank came into fruition during Southern California’s land boom of the 1880s as westward expansion increased thanks to the growing railroad system. The museum is located at the historical Mentzer House, a small Victorian residence built in 1887. The house was an early version of tract houses that were to be created at the onset of the city in 1888. Inside the house, you’ll find that the rooms are all decorated with authentic period furniture dating from the late 1800s to the 1930s.


Inside the museum you’ll find period automobiles and old machines such as typewriters and telephones. As you explore the this treasure trove of nostalgic items, you’ll also learn about the early history of Burbank. The museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays only from 1pm to 4pm. The museum is a self guided museum, however, for those who are interested, tours are available although this is by appointment only. You’ll find the Gordon R. Howard museum located at 115 Lomita St. in Burbank. Be sure to stop by today and learn more about the city of Burbank.