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Pasadena Museum of History Presents “The Giddings-Hollingsworth Edition”

Pasadena Museum History’s Collections Quarterly, sent out four times a year, features new acquisitions and loans as well as select items from the Archives, art and artifacts collection, and the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo collections. Giddings-Hollingsworth family in front of their home, 1884. Those pictured are listed on the back of the photograph: "Grandmother Hollingsworth standing under the Oak Tree; Grandfather Hollingsworth; Joshua Reed Hollingsworth; Jennie H. Giddings;…

The Year Ahead at the Huntington: Full Slate of Exhibitions and Opening of the New Education and Visitor Center

View of the Garden Court through the Central Garden of the new Education and Visitor Center scheduled to open in early 2015 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Architectural Resources Group and…

Cameron Turner: Mack Robinson — Second to None

Mack Robinson. Photo courtesy Pasadena City College Sometimes we have no idea that we’re in standing the presence of greatness.  As students at John Muir High School in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, we…

Pasadena Museum of History Launches New Website

Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to announce the launch of its all-new website (www.pasadenahistory.org) which went live on July 9, 2014. The completely redesigned website was created to provide a more user-friendly experience, with…

University Club Donates Historic Books to Pasadena Museum of History

The University Club of Pasadena (founded 1922) recently donated a selection of thirty-six historic books from its “member’s library” to the Research Library and Archives of Pasadena Museum of History. James Harwood, president of the…

A History of the Braley Building

The Braley Building, now home of the Church of Scientology of Pasadena, was originally constructed in 1906 for civic and business leader Edgar Braley. It…

Pasadena Museum of History to Participate in 2014 Blue Star Museums Programs

Pasadena Museum of History is proud to once again join the more than 2,000 museums across the nation offering free admission this summer to active…

New ‘Historic Pasadena’ Smartphone Application Unveiled Today

Pasadena’s Historic Preservation Commission will hear details about and see a demonstration of a new smart phone application which disseminates public information about historic resources…

What Do Juice, Oil and Water Have to do with Los Angeles?

USC Professor Tom Tomlinson Head to the Crowell Library in San Marino to be delighted by the stories and tales of how the diverse city…

History Museum Looks Back at Movies Before Hollywood

Ever wondered where the name Nickelodeon came from? What about the phrase “in the lime light” or silver screen? Galen Wilkes, a historical entertainer who specializes in silent films, detailed those factoids and more in his presentation of the movie-going scene before films were even called “the movies” at the Pasadena Museum of History on Thursday. Wilkes accompanied a showing of the 1912 silent “When Kings were Law” by master filmmaker D. W. Griffith with a lively original piece he composed to complement the melodrama that was actually shot in Pasadena on the grounds of the Museum’s headquarters, the Fenyes…

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