Pasadena Museum of History Honors 2014 Contemporary History Makers

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STAFF REPORTS

2:42 pm | September 24, 2014


Pasadena Museum of History brought its celebration of 2014 as a year of significant anniversaries within the City to a festive finale on Friday, September 19 at the Langham Huntington Hotel.  The elegant, century-old hotel was both the event site and an honoree at the Museum’s 2014 Contemporary History Maker Awards Dinner, which shone the spotlight on three of the City’s brightest stars.

The 2014 Contemporary History Makers joined an elite roster of individuals and organizations honored with this designation since PMH inaugurated the award in the year 2000.  A Contemporary History Maker is defined as an individual, business, or corporation whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage.

This year’s honorees are:

• Pasadena Tournament of Roses® – Host of the Rose Parade® for 125 years and Rose Bowl Game® for 100 years
• Rose Bowl Operating Company – Steward of the Iconic Stadium that is a Treasure for Pasadena
• The Langham Huntington, Pasadena – Provider of 100 Years of Enchanting Hospitality in the Crown City

The Festivities:

The evening began at 6:30 p.m. with a lively al fresco cocktail reception and silent auction that featured an exclusive selection of dazzling opportunities.

Following the reception and auction, guests moved inside the elegant hotel for fine dining at a three course seated dinner and program with Master of Ceremonies and 2013 Contemporary History Maker honoree Nat B. Read. Jazz musicians from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music enhanced the cocktail hour and pianist/composer/recording artist Gerry Bryant provided the dinnertime entertainment.

Wells Fargo was Platinum Sponsor of this black tie event benefitting Pasadena Museum of History’s educational programs.  Party-goers enjoyed wines selected by Guest Sommelier Matt Nathanson, General Manager and Wine Director of The Royce Steakhouse at the Langham, in collaboration with the evening’s Sommelier Sponsor, Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney & Kruse LLP.

For more information about the Pasadena Musuem of History and their programs call (626) 577-1660 or visit www.pasadenahistory.org.