History Makers Gala

Since 2000, Pasadena Museum of History has honored Contemporary History Makers for their contributions to our cultural community. On November 9, our 2019 Contemporary History Makers will be honored at the California Club with a black tie cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a three-course seated dinner. More than 170 guests including business and community leaders, civic officials, educators, and friends are expected to attend this celebration.

Saturday, November 9, 2019


6:30 pm

Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 pm

Fine Dining & Program at the landmark California Club


Contemporary History Makers

Helen Baatz & Her Late Husband John Baatz

Mireya & Larry Jones

Jack & Lucreta Scott

Contemporary History Makers

Each year the Museum honors select individuals, businesses, or corporations whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage.

View the complete list of History Makers

Our Honorees

2019 Contemporary History Makers
Pictured, left to right: Helen Baatz, Larry Jones, Mireya Jones, & Jack Scott. Photo by Aaron Gil.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Sommelier Sponsor

Lagerlof Senecal Gosney & Kruse logo

Media Sponsor

Pasadena Now

Music Sponsor

Vince & Karen of Art Deco Entertainment

Event Chairs

Bill & Carol Thomson

Gold Sponsors

The Baatz Family

Joan J. Branin, PhD

Karen & Steve Craig

Georgianna Erskine

Mireya & Larry Jones

Lorenzen & Noll, CPAs

Northern Trust

Pasadena City College Foundation

Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP

Elizabeth A. Smalley, MD & Garth Gilpin

Bill & Carol Thomson

Silver Patrons

Acker & Whipple

Ginny & John Cushman

David M. Davis

Jim & Sue Femino

Julie Gallant

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kadin

Weta & Allen Mathies

Joyce McGilvray

Bill & Judy Opel

Lonnie & Lorraine Schield

Rosemary Simmons

Stanislawski & Company, Inc.

Reflects gifts received as of September 16, 2019