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John Van de Kamp, One of Pasadena’s Most Prominent Citizens, On How the City Has Changed

John Van de Kamp as he addressed the West Pasadena Residents' Association on May 6, 2015 at Sequoyah School. John Van de Kamp addressed the West Pasadena Residents’ Association annual meeting last week — he sits on their Board — and delivered a brief verbal memoir of his almost-seven-decades-long residence in West Pasadena. Van de Kamp was born in 1936 and grew up here. He attended John…

Pasadena Museum of History Opens Civil War and Thaddeus Lowe Exhibits

Tracy Gorin, Heather Codding and Elliott Codding. There’s always something new to learn at the Pasadena Museum of History. One thing is that the amputation kit on view in “When Johnny Came Marching West,” an…

Civil War Exhibitions at Pasadena Museum of History – Expanded Information & Special Programming

Pasadena GAR in Memorial Park, circa 1920 (Special Collections) In a year that marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil war, Pasadena Museum of History joins with organizations nationwide to commemorate the…

Pasadena Museum of History Honors Jericho Road Pasadena and Hometown Pasadena

L-R: Julie Stires, Melanie Goodyear, Jeannette O’Malley (PMH Executive Director), Karen Craig (PMH Trustee), Kat Ward. Photo credit: Jim Staub Two local organizations and a Museum volunteer were singled out for special accolades at the…

Experts to Reveal Contents of Centuries-Old Chinese Manuscript Discovered in Huntington Library’s Archives

Pages from section 10,270 of the “Yongle Encyclopedia,” 1562–1567. Photo courtesy of the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. Two historians will discuss an almost 500-year-old Chinese manuscript recently uncovered in the Huntington Library…

Monday, July 20

Altadena Man’s Obsession Results in “Then and Now” Photo Exhibit by Historical Society

An Altadena man’s obsession with photographing his community over 50-some years has resulted in a “Then and Now” exhibit of photographs in a local gallery.…

Monday, October 12

Huntington Exhibition Commemorates Magna Carta’s 800th Anniversary, Explores the Establishment of the Rule of Law

Left: Members copy of the U.S. Constitution, printed by the Constitutional Convention for members of Congress, 1787. Right: Rare draft of the Magna Carta, Laws…

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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 University Club, said, “We are pleased to donate these books to the museum, where they can be preserved, catalogued and made available to scholars and the public. Our club library is composed of books donated over the years by our members for display in a distinctive meeting space, but we have no professional librarian and no system for making known our holdings to those who…

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