Pasadena Museum of History is the only museum and research library dedicated solely to preserving and sharing the history, art, and culture of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel Valley. PMH offers the public changing exhibitions, events and lectures, docent-led tours, school tours, and free access to the Research Library & Archives.

Things to do at Pasadena Museum of History

Free Event on Sunday, June 30, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

Happy Birthday Pasadena logo

Yahoo!! Happy Birthday Pasadena!

Howdy, pardner! Dust off yer boots and pony on over to YAHOO!! Happy Birthday Pasadena! Our frontier town is celebratin’ 133 years of cityhood and we’re havin’ the Official Party fer the whole community. Come on by for a rip-roaring time at this shindig with a free exhibition, foot-stompin’ entertainment, and delicious birthday cake, plus crafts and special activities for the small fry.

American, Wonder Horse, spring rocking horse, circa 1940

Exhibitions
Wed - Sun, Noon to 5:00 pm

Now on View: Giddy Up: Children Take the Reins. Explore the world of carousel animals & childhood toys that rock, bounce, & roll.

Fenyes Mansion Tours
Fri, Sat, & Sun, 12:15 pm

With its original furnishings and art collection, the Fenyes Mansion - a Pasadena Cultural Heritage landmark - offers a unique glimpse into life on Pasadena’s Millionaire’s Row.

Archives image from the Helen Lukens Gaut Collection

Research Library & Archives
Thurs - Sun, 1:00 to 4:00 pm

PMH maintains the area’s largest collection of documents and artifacts related to the history of Pasadena and the west San Gabriel valley.

PAsADENA Museum OF HISTORY Buildings & Grounds