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Exploring Pasadena’s Hidden Past, Diving Deeper into Pasadena’s Newly Unveiled 10 West Walnut Exhibit

Published on Jun 6, 2022

Exhibit planner, writer, and curator Heather Lindquist will lead an illustrated presentation of the new 10 W. Walnut Exhibit Project on Tuesday, June 7, where participants will learn about the bronze and porcelain enamel panels that are installed on the project site, and tell how the Pasadena housing project was designed and developed. 

“Exploring Pasadena: Developing the 10 W. Walnut Exhibit Project” will be held at the Pasadena Museum of History at 470 West Walnut Street, and begins at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. to allow guests to view the exhibition galleries.

The 10 W. Walnut Exhibit Project now permanently commemorates the stories of the mostly African American, Mexican American, and Japanese American families who lived in the neighborhood before eminent domain forced them from their homes. 

In Tuesday’s event, Lindquist will share stories about the newly unveiled exhibit project, and about how Pasadena’s long-ago neighborhoods were razed and uprooted in the name of “urban renewal” in the 1960s and 1970s.

Lindquist, co-founder and owner of Harvest Moon Studio in Los Angeles, has worked in interpretive exhibit design and museum planning for over 25 years. With a background in American history, she approaches each project with an eye toward the larger story it can tell, its ability to connect diverse audiences through shared experiences, and its potential to inspire deeper exploration and life-long learning. 

Lindquist will discuss what went into developing the content for this project, her collaboration with Pasadena’s Hunt Design firm, the City of Pasadena, and the property owner, and explain the key role the Pasadena Museum of History played in her research despite COVID-19 restrictions and other challenges.

General admission tickets are $15. PMH members pay $10. 

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In the interest of everyone’s safety while at the Pasadena Museum of History, everyone is required to wear masks before entry.

On Saturday, June 11, a companion presentation will take place on site led by Heather Lindquist. Tickets for this event are sold separately through

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