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Pasadena Museum of History Launches a Commemorative Tile Campaign

Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) had announced the donation of the Ernest A. Batchelder Tile Collection & Archives by architectural historian and PMH Trustee Emeritus, Robert Winter, PhD. To celebrate this gift, PMH has launched a Commemorative Tile Campaign to create a new donor recognition site located on the front steps of the Museum’s History Center. You are invited to create your own legacy by…

Huntington Announces Launch of Crowdsourcing Project to Transcribe, Decode U.S. Civil War Telegrams

Papers of Thomas T. Eckert (1862–1877), an extensive and extraordinarily rare collection of nearly 16,000 Civil War telegrams. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. In a move to gain new insights into the…

Learn About the History Behind This Iconic Church

Pasadena Presbyterian Church was the first church in Pasadena. It was established in 1875 and has been based at the corner of East Colorado Boulevard and North Madison Avenue since 1908. Among the church’s unusual…

You Should Visit this Local Hidden Historic Gem

The Old Mill, known originally as El Molino Viejo, is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. But what makes this historic building and garden so special? The mill was built in 1816 as a corn…

Collections Spotlight

Silver-mounted ceramic vase, Rookwood Pottery Company, circa 1892. Photograph by Michelle L. Turner. Image courtesy of Pasadena Museum of History. (Gift of the Estate of Mary M. Pearson, 2015.014.01) Among the more than 10,000 objects…

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Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation to Host Lectures by Jo Anne Sadler and Stuart Byles

La Canada Valley in winter--1907 The Lanterman Historical Museum Foundation will host two lectures, one by local historian and author, Jo Anne Sadler and the…

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A Brief History of the Rose Bowl

Left: Rose parades of early days were a far cry from the spectacular pageants of modern years. This photo shows the Tournament of Roses on New Year's Day 1893 - Photo courtesy WaterandPower.org Right: Last Year's Rose Parade - Photo courtesy Tournament of Roses The Rose Parade has been a long standing tradition here in Pasadena. Every New Year’s Day throngs flock to the streets for a chance to see the parade up-close. Others stay home and watch the parade in their jammies, along with the rest of the country, snuggled up with loved ones. This year the parade is…

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