Designed to entertain as well as educate, the changing exhibitions in the Kathryne Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall in the History Center address Pasadena’s diverse and multi-faceted community history.

Current Exhibitions - Extended through March 12, 2017


Ernest A. Batchelder was an author, designer, educator, artist, and tilemaker who settled in Pasadena in the early 20th century. Batchelder: Tilemaker (September 21, 2016 - March 12, 2017) celebrates the recent donation to the Museum of a collection of Batchelder tiles and archives by leading Batchelder authority, Robert Winter, PhD, who also serves as exhibition curator. Read more...


Southern California, with its rich clay deposits, emerged as a world leader in pottery and ceramics production for household use in the mid-twentieth century. Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Mid-Century Ceramics Industry (September 21, 2016 - March 12, 2017) explores this boom, which was ushered in by Ernest Batchelder’s luminously-glazed Asian-inspired forms. Read more...

General Exhibition Info

Hours: Wednesdays through Sundays, 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Please note that the Museum is closed on all major holidays. The Museum's hours can be affected by the schedule at the Rose Bowl Stadium and special events. Check our calendar for specific dates.

Tickets (available in Museum Store): $7 General; $6 Students & Seniors; Members receive free admission for 2 & Children under 12 are free.


Non-commercial photography is allowed unless otherwise noted.


Service animals only are allowed inside the buildings.


Exhibition-Related Programs

Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to offer a variety of exhibition-related programming. Please visit the Museum Calendar & Events page on this website for up-to-date information, or sign up for our monthly newsletter.

Programs related to these exhibits include Caring for Batchelder: Methods & Materials for Cleaning & Repairing Decorative Tile on January 26 and Henry Chapman Mercer: The Moravian Pottery & Tileworks of Doylestown, Pennsylvania on February 7.

Exhibition Tours

Staff-led or curator-led tours are available for some exhibitions. To inquire about an exhibition tour, please contact us at 626.577.1660, ext. 26 or info@pasadenahistory.org.

Images: Batchelder bird tile, design #510, circa 1923. Gift of Robert Winter: Ernest A. Batchelder Tile Collection & Archives, 2015.008.077. Tiles such as this one will be on display in Batchelder: Tilemaker; Base of a coffee pot warmer, by Walter Starnes, Pasadena. 7" wide. Gift of Dr. Elizabeth A. Smalley, 2014.005.013