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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 often saw the unassuming elderly gentleman on campus. He always had warm words of advice, encouragement and expectation for us kids. He’d ask students about homework, inquire about family members,…

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 housed Braley’s bicycle emporium, then with the rising popularity of…

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 duty military personnel and their families as part of the…

Making a Difference

As part of the National Black History Month celebration, the National Congress of Black Women, Inc. (NCBW), Los Angeles Chapter, will present “Women Making a…

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…

1943: Pasadena’s Finest Capture “The Human Fly”

On April 2, 1943 Carl Hopper, a 22 year old bandit and kidnapping suspect, made a daring escape from HOJJ (Hall of Justice Jail), and…

Traumas and Triumphs of Civil War Era Documented in New Huntington Library Acquisitioins

Papers of Jonathan David Hale (1817–1898), a Unionist from Tennessee who served as a scout in Kentucky during the Civil War. This extensive archive of 300 items (more than 1,500 total pages) documents the turmoil of irregular warfare in Tennessee and Kentucky. Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Two remarkable collections representing the twin pillars of 19th-century American history—the Civil War and westward expansion—were among the items purchased recently at the 16th annual meeting of its Library Collectors’ Council, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has announced. The papers of Jonathan Davis Hale (1817–1898), some 300 items…

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