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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, curry, and desserts. Mark Jilg of Craftsman Brewing Company graciously sponsored and poured his famous handcrafted Poppyfields Ale. Board member Gail Casburn presided over a selection of delicious French wines…

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…

Historic Communities of the 710 in Southern California Named a National Treasure

Thursday, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named “Historic Communities of the 710″ as its newest National Treasure. The National Trust is joining the Beyond the 710 coalition to call on Caltrans, Metro of Los…

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…

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…

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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The Year Ahead at the Huntington: Full Slate of Exhibitions and Opening of the New Education and Visitor Center

View of the Garden Court through the Central Garden of the new Education and Visitor Center scheduled to open in early 2015 at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens. Architectural Resources Group and Office of Cheryl Barton, © Art Zendarski. A full slate of exhibitions at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens – from a powerful installation of photographs featuring two renowned American photographers to anniversary celebrations of the Magna Carta and the 13th Amendment – is planned through summer 2015, as well as the opening of the new $68 million Education and Visitor Center. The…

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