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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 Pasadena Museum of History’s Annual Meeting on January 31. The Corporate Angel Award was presented to Jericho Road Pasadena which, under the direction of Melanie Goodyear, matches skilled individual volunteers…

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…

Pasadena Museum of History Presents “The Giddings-Hollingsworth Edition”

Pasadena Museum History’s Collections Quarterly, sent out four times a year, features new acquisitions and loans as well as select items from the Archives, art and artifacts collection, and the Fenyes-Curtin-Paloheimo collections. Giddings-Hollingsworth family in…

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…

Cameron Turner: Mack Robinson — Second to None

Mack Robinson. Photo courtesy Pasadena City College Sometimes we have no idea that we’re in standing the presence of greatness.  As students at John Muir High School in the late 1970s and early ‘80s, we…

Sunday, March 29

Fun and Games at Pasadena Museum of History – Interactive Trivia Exhibits

Are you a Pasadena Know-It-All? Two unique exhibitions at Pasadena Museum of History this winter will test your knowledge of the Crown City and prove…

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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Pasadena Museum of History to Participate in 2014 Blue Star Museums Programs

Pasadena Museum of History is proud to once again join the more than 2,000 museums across the nation offering free admission this summer to active duty military personnel and their families as part of the 2014 Blue Star Museums program. The offer runs from Memorial Day (May 26) through Labor Day (September 1) as a means of showing our appreciation for those who are serving this nation. Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation’s cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a…

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