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New Altadena Historical Society Exhibit at Webster’s Community Pharmacy Features Mountain View Mausoleum

Mezzanine Mausoleum The glorious architecture and artwork of the Mountain View Mausoleum are celebrated in a new photographic exhibit by the Altadena Historical Society in the gallery at Webster’s Community Pharmacy. The one-dozen color photos of the landmark are part of a continuing cooperative program by the Historical Society and Webster’s to present Altadena’s colorful history in a popular, accessible location. The enlarged photos show…

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…

Pasadena Museum of History Deep Freezing At-Risk, Irreplaceable Historic Images

Today Pasadena Museum of History (PMH) turned to two sources for help in preserving its highly at-risk, irreplaceable historic photos: cryogenics and crowd-funding. With the launch of The Great History Freeze of 2015, PMH has…

Golden Poppy Awards Presented by Altadena Heritage

About 110 people attended the 11th annual Golden Poppy Awards and Garden Celebration on the Old California style grounds of Ed Ellis’s home by Millard Canyon. Altadena Heritage served a groaning board of sandwiches, snacks,…

Large Crowd Floods Preservation Foundation Event at Storied Rialto Theatre

An historic landmark that has captured the hearts of so many, opened its doors to the public last Saturday afternoon to a crowd of about 300 looking to the day when the Rialto Theatre is…

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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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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 sesquicentennial of a conflict that has continued to affect the America in which we live. When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena and Thaddeus Lowe: Chief Aeronaut of the Union Army on view from April 22 through September 20, 2015, will explore the surprisingly important role California played in the conflict, and how the war’s aftermath influenced the development of our…

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