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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 in the Pasadena Museum of History’s collection is a silver-mounted vase donated by the Estate of Mary M. Pearson. The ceramic vase is adorned with flowers and other motifs that…

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 veuve Delaguette, 1759. The Lawrence D. Longo and Betty Jeanne…

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…

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…

Saturday, May 14

Pasadena Heritage Presents a Lecture on “The History of the San Gabriel Valley”

On Wednesday, May 11th, 6:00 p.m., Pasadena Heritage will present a lecture on “The History of the San Gabriel Valley” sponsored by Podley Properties. It…

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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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