Simi Valley 50thAnniversary Celebration

The City of Simi Valley, and the valley itself, have a rich history that goes back hundreds of years. However, Fifty years ago, on October 10th of 1969, Simi Valley was incorporated and became the city that we know today. In commemoration of our city’s semicentennial, the City of Simi Valley and the Simi Valley Public Library will be offering a look back at that rich history.

Visit the library to look through our curated collection of historical materials. While some items, such as those provided by the Simi Valley and Ventura County Historical Societies, will be in display cases due to their antiquity, you can follow our array of photos and news creating a timeline of the history of Simi Valley. Explore historical records through the use of our microfilm reader, and check out library materials to take home!


While you visit the library, be sure to pick up one of these free, commemorative, 50th anniversary pins. Pins are also available at City Hall, the Simi Valley Senior Center, and the Cultural Arts Center. Pick one up today!


October 10th: A ceremony will be taking place to commemorate Simi Valley’s incorporation in City Hall at 4:00 p.m.

October 12th: Visit the Civic Center and plaza between City Hall and the Simi Valley Public Library between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for a celebratory festival to recognize fifty years of Simi Valley! Take a tour of the police department, Touch-a-Truck, and even attend a panel discussion attended by the city historian and past elected officials of Simi Valley. There will be activities for the whole family, including a scavenger hunt and activities for kids in the library during the festival.


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