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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…

Major History of Medicine Collection Comes to The Huntington

Angélique Marguerite Le Boursier du Coudray, Abre?ge? de l'art des accouchemens: dans lequel on donne les pre?ceptes ne?cessaires pour le mettre heureusement en pratique…Paris: La…

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…

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.…

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…

Historic 100-Year-Old ‘Echo Mountain Trail’ Sign Points the Way Once More In Altadena

A 100-year-old directional sign that pointed to where hikers should proceed to reach the Echo Mountain promontory was finally installed permanently in the Altadena Community Center Courtyard on Friday, September 4. Altadena Historical Society President Jane Brackman led the installation ceremony Friday morning, when county workmen installed the sign on a concrete foundation and set the arrow pointing northeast toward its original location. Community Center staff Lorraine Contreras and Community Center and Senior Center director Liliana Garcia, as well as Mackone Development superintendent Raymond Gonzalez, also witnessed the installation work. The concrete sign, topped by an arrow pointing to “Echo…

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