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Run by the Burbank Historical Society, the Gordon R. Howard Museum is located in the historical Victorian Mentzer House. Built in 1887, you can explore this historic home and admire interesting displays and artifacts about life in the past. This small museums showcases the local Burbank history where you can view photographs that show the evolution of Burbank from a small settlement to an entertainment wonder. Tours are by appointment only.
This vintage shop is run out of a private backyard, and is open by appointment seven days a week. It’s a very well-organized operation, and visitors have the option of shopping by collection and era, from the “pre-1920s” to the “1970s and beyond” and everything in between. Browse through a colorful collection of home decor, linens, vintage books, and clothing. Toadstool’s sister shop, The Ghost Farm, specializes in vintage books and linen. Every few months the farm sets up a Vintage Tea Party on its lawn, and serves visitors food while they browse the beautifully curated items.
The Portal of Folded Wings Shrine to Aviation is a beautiful 75-foot tall marble memorial, located on the eastern edge of the Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. In 1924, the structure was opened to be an entrance to the cemetery and was used in concerts. When the airport opened an idea was created that to dedicate the Portal to aviation. In 1953, the Portal became a shrine to honor those who worked in aviation.