History Makers Gala

Since 2000, Pasadena Museum of History has honored Contemporary History Makers for their contributions to our cultural community. On October 28, our 2017 Contemporary History Makers were honored at the California Club with a black tie cocktail reception and silent auction followed by a three-course seated dinner. More than 200 guests including business and community leaders, civic officials, educators, and friends attended this celebration.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

6:30 pm

Cocktails & Silent Auction

7:30 pm

Fine Dining & Program at the landmark California Club


Contemporary History Makers

John & Ginny Cushman

Judy Wilson

Bill & Judy Opel

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

About Our Honorees


Please check back soon for brief bios of our 2018 Contemporary History Makers.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Sommelier Sponsor

Lagerlof, Senecal, Gosney, & Kruse, LLP

Media Sponsor

Pasadena Now

Music Sponsor

Vince & Karen of Art Deco Entertainment

Auction Sponsor

Innovative Marketing Group

Event Chairs

Bill & Carol Thomson

Gold Sponsors

Joan J. Branin, PhD

Karen & Steve Craig

Richard A. McDonald, Esq

Dr. Dennis O'Leary & Linda Davis-O'Leary

Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Primuth, Driskell & Terzian, LLP

Bill & Carol Thomson

Silver Patrons

Acker & Whipple

Julie Gallant

Dr. & Mrs. Michael Kadin

Lorenzen & Noll, CPAs

Elizabeth Smalley, MD & Garth Gilpin

Stanislawski & Company, Inc.


Reflects gifts received as of July 27, 2018