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Fabulous Women’s Fashions Through the Decades On Display

Clothing is a necessity of life. From intricate dresses to utilitarian jeans, our fashion history tells a story about who we are. The Pasadena Museum of History’s runway-worthy take on women’s changing fashions begins in the 1890s. From the uncomfortable corsets and ornate bodices of the Gilded Age to the deconstructed freedom of the 1920s to the full skirts and bullet bras of the 1950s,…

Pasadena Museum of History Presents its Winter 2016 Collections Quarterly – The Gilded Age Edition

Pasadena Museum of History’s Collections Quarterly, features new acquisitions as well as select items from the Archives, art and artifacts collection, and the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo collections. Archives Feature First page of the Scrapbook on Throop Mandolin…

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…

The History of Our Favorite Drink

Friday evening at the Altadena Library, Stuart Byles, author of Los Angeles Wine: A History from the Mission Era to the Present (American Palate), gave a lecture on the wine history of Los Angeles. Byles…

Architectural Historian Robert Winter, Ph.D. Donates Personal Collection of Batchelder Tiles to Pasadena Museum of History

Robert W. Winter in his home, 2014. Photograph by Marlyn Woo/Joanne Wilborn. Courtesy of the Pasadena Museum of History. Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to announce the recent gift by architectural historian, Robert Winter,…

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Aftrican-American Firefighters in Los Angeles – An Illustrated Presentation by David Spence

Discover the fascinating and heroic history of African-American firefighters in Los Angeles. Chief Spence will take participants back to the late 1800s and cover the…

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City Council Will Consider Four Landmark Designations Monday

Pasadena’s City Council is expected to vote in favor Monday of resolutions designating four significant addresses in Pasadena as city landmarks under the Pasadena Municipal Code. The four are three houses located at 999 South San Rafael Avenue, 324 South Euclid Avenue, and 880 South Madison Avenue and one commercial building at 600 East Colorado Blvd. The City’s Planning and Community Development Department has prepared draft resolution for approval by the City Council at Monday’s regular session. The resolutions will be laid out during the Public Hearing segment of the session starting at 7 p.m. The house on 999 South…

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