The 2016 Rose Queen Erika Karen Winter and her court of six princesses will meet the public and inaugurate a new exhibit showcasing Altadena’s colorful history in the Rose Parade, at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6 at the Altadena Historical Society.
The Historical Society is at the Altadena Community Center, 730 E. Altadena Drive, 91001. The event is free and open to everyone.
Also present will be Madison Triplett, the 2015 Queen; Ana Marie Acosta, 2014 Queen; and Kristina Smith, 1985 Queen, all from Altadena, and several current and former Princesses from Altadena.
“The queens and princesses will form a receiving line after the 3 p.m. program, for photos and congratulations from the public,” said AHS President Jane Brackman.
The exhibit, “Altadena in the Rose Parade,” will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. It features numerous vintage photos and articles about Altadenans’ key role in evolving the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football game into international fame.
“The Valley Hunt Club, which originated the parade and administered it for many years, was formed in an Altadena mansion,” Brackman said. “Hallie Woods, the very first Rose Parade Queen, was from Altadena.”
“Altadenans have been parade grand marshals, queens and princesses, float designers, band members, marchers and equestrians,” Brackman said. “We highlight their stories in our new exhibit.”
The Historical Society website is altadenahistoricalsociety.org, and the phone number is (626) 797-8016.