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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…

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Prof. Thaddeus Lowe and Wife Leontine Speak at Altadena Historical Society

Prof. Thaddeus S.C. Lowe, founder of the U.S. Balloon Corps that was the forerunner of the U.S. Airforce and visionary builder and promoter of Altadena’s…

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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 of Los Angeles and surrounding areas grew its roots. With John Randolph Haynes and his family as the guide, USC Professor Tom Tomlinson will walk the six-week class though how health, citrus agriculture, the movies, and residential areas flourished because of Southern California’s chief resource: the sun. John Haynes The USC Emeriti Center College in collaboration with the San Marino Historical Society, invites everyone who loves Southern California and its history to immerse themselves in…

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