Programs & Events

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Sunny Tales from Around the World: Children's Storytime with Sunny Stevenson
Wednesday, May 14, 11:00 am at San Rafael Branch of the Pasadena Public Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd., Pasadena 91105

On the second Wednesday of the month, PMH presents a storytelling series in collaboration with the Pasadena Public Library, San Rafael branch. 

Come listen to Sunny Stevenson as she reads and tells stories suitable for pre-school age children.  A born storyteller, she is able to mesmerize her listeners, children and adults alike.  Please join us!   


Tickets: Free; no reservations required.
MOTA (Museums of the Arroyo) Day
Sunday, May 18, 12:00 to 5:00 pm

It's fun, free, and only one day a year! Join us for the 25th Anniversary MOTA Day as six museums along the historic Arroyo Seco open their doors and offer special events and surprises to celebrate this milestone year.

Celebrating a diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the Arroyo Seco area, MOTA Day participants include include The Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden, Pasadena Museum of History and Southwest Museum. In addition to regular displays and exhibits, each museum will feature a distinctive slice of Southern California history.

Come to Pasadena Museum of History and celebrate many of Pasadena's businesses, institutions, and organizations for which 2014 is a major anniversary year.  Our new exhibition, Crown City Jubilee highlights the Pasadena Unified School District (140), Pasadena Public Library (130), the Rose Parade (125), the Rose Bowl Game (100), and PMH (90). The exhibit will explore their community impact and unique histories through photographs, artifacts, and related ephemera. Visitors will also enjoy mini "Peek" tours of historic Fenyes Mansion and the Finnish Folk Art Museum, plus special activities throughout the day.

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Tickets: Free
2014 Contemporary History Maker Awards Gala
Friday, September 19, 6:30 pm at the Langham Huntington Hotel
Join Pasadena Museum of History in honoring the 2014 Contemporary History Makers: Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, Celebrating 125 Magnificent Parades; The Rose Bowl®, Celebrating 100 Championship Games; and The Langham Huntington, Pasadena, Celebrating 100 Years of Enchanting Hospitality -- with a lively cocktail reception followed by a three-course seated dinner at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena. We expect more than 250 guests including business and community leaders, civic officials, educators, volunteers, and friends to attend this celebration.
Tickets: For tickets and sponsorship information, please click here.
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Youth Programs/Events
A Child's Life
Fairy Parties
Junior Docent Program
School Tours
The Artists' Workshop
Public Programs/Events (open to non-members)
2014 Contemporary History Maker Awards Gala
Happy Birthday Pasadena
Holiday Open House
Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day
Speakers Bureau
A Walk Through Time
Programs/Events for Members (membership info)
Annual Meeting
At-Home Series
Founders Events
Private Exhibit Openings
Member Discounts to all events

Other Programs of Interest     

Walk Northwest

Saturday, April 12, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Walk Northwest, is a 3.7 mile, non-competitive, interactive fundraising walk benefiting Flintridge Center’s community programs and services. This fun, invigorating walk will also highlight historical and community relevant sites in Northwest Pasadena. Please visit for more information, and join us as we Walk Northwest!




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