Mary-Margaret Stratton, Award Winning Creative Director, Author and Artist
Mary-Margaret Stratton and her husband Cary Stratton have worked on architectural tours for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Los Angeles Conservancy, Museum of Neon Art, the Modern committee, the Atomic Age Alliance, Society of Architectural Historians, The Morelli House, World Market Center and City of Las Vegas Cultural Affairs in the capacity of tour producers, guides and docents.
Mary-Margaret Stratton has been a member of the board since 2013. She is a Senior Creative and Design Consultant with over 20 years of experience and her own company, HOMECAMP.com. Over the years, she has consulted and collaborated with DreamWorks Animation, IBM, Canon, Intel, and Toshiba, as well as numerous entrepreneurial start-ups. She is the Former Executive Director of the Atomic Age Alliance, Producer of the seminal mid-mod architectural preservation website LottaLiving.com, producer of three Mondo Lounge conferences, and author of How Modern Was My Valley (the first and only original tour guide of the Mid Century modern Valley) and Mondo Vegas. She is also Executive Director of WholeWay Home, a holistic health sober living space in Las Vegas, and a Restoration Architect, investing in historic mid-century modern real estate homes and returning them to their original glamour.
Tommy Gelinas, Founder/Curator Valley Relics
Tommy Gelinas is a business owner and avid collector. He was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, 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 a little over 20 years ago and now the collection is the largest of its kind pertaining to the San Fernando Valley and surrounding areas. One of Tommy’s dreams was not only to preserve and protect our local history but to open a museum to showcase the collection. In late 2012 The Valley Relics Museum was established as a non-profit and opened its doors to the public in October 2013. Through hard work and perseverance the San Fernando Valley now has a spotlight on its amazing accomplishments and rich history.
Join the Valley Relics Museum for a series of four unique and fun fundraisers… a San Fernando Valley Summer Night Ride Down Memory Lane
Hop aboard an open-air double decker bus and take a ride along with historian, Mary-Margaret Stratton – author of How Modern Was My Valley and Tommy Gelinas, Founder and Curator of Valley Relics. Cruise the Valley as they drive past some favorite historic landmarks and signs and swap stories about growing up in the San Fernando Valley. Complimentary snacks, waters and sodas as well as Local Valley-made craft beers will be served.