Whats New

Mary M. Howard Room

The new vehicle room dedicated to Mary M. Howard is now the home of the vintage vehicles.

Farm Room

A fully-equipped spring wagon (including the horse, not pictured here) sits ready to roll in the new farm room. This room depicts what housing was like for early farmers in Burbank.

Seagraves Fire Pumper 1949

According to retired Battalion Chief Gary Sutliff, this engine was in service from 1949 to the late 1970’s. Come see the full exhibit which tells the whole story of the Fire Pumper

Kong’s Speed Shop

The Kong’s Speed Shop, built in the Mary M. Howard Room, has an interesting collection of photos, automotive artifacts and a display of the Road Kings of Burbank, a group originally formed in 1952. Also on display is an original Kong racing motor.

Burbank’s Early Movie Industry

Vintage Movie Posters depicting a few of the many movies made here in Burbank

Burbank’s Early Movie Industry

A movie industry exhibit shows some of the equipment used on movie sets in the old days such as a 35mm Moviola motion piture projector used in the 1920’s and 1930’s, Klieg lights, editing machines, and original movie posters. And don’t forget to visit the ever-popular Warner Bros. exhibit showing costumes from Speed Racer the movie

World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries

Expansion of this popular exhibit includes photos, history, and even a pair of old boxing gloves. James Jeffries retired from boxing to his farm on Victory and Buena Vista streets, where he held boxing matches for young would-be boxers.

 

Learn more about Jim Jeffries — visit

www.cyberboxingzone.com/boxing/jeffrx.htm

 

Burbank Police History

This display, which features photos and newspaper articles, tells some of the fascinating details of the history of the Burbank Police Department. Visit this display and learn of the connection between Mickey Cohen and Burbank!