The conversation with my barber suddenly veered from the cats living at Warner Bros. and into a more historical context.
“I’m thinking I might visit the Burbank Historical Society’s museum next,” I said underneath the black smock that showed more expelled gray hairs than I’d like.
“There’s a museum in Burbank?” the stylist said between snips.
“Absolutely. It’s over off of West Clark Avenue; one of those streets you don’t normally drive unless you live there.”
People do find their way to the Gordon R. Howard Museum, though many times visitors only find the 1800s-era Mentzer House that sits in front. That building has better street exposure on Olive Avenue, and I’m told some visitors are surprised to learn that behind it sits a unique memorabilia collection of the more notable people and events of the last century.