History Makers

Since 2000, Pasadena Museum of History has honored Contemporary History Makers for their contributions to our cultural community. A Contemporary History Maker is defined as an individual or business whose civic passion, innovative design, or charitable interests continue to shape Pasadena’s unique and rich heritage. We honor new History Makers annually at our Contemporary History Makers Gala. Our Contemporary History Makers are also recognized with Commemorative Tiles in front of the Museum’s History Center.

free exhibit admission this summer to active duty military personnel & their families

2016

Dave & Holly* Davis

Thomas Seifert & Dianne Philibosian, PhD

The Honorable Richard J. Ward & Ann Ward

Robert Winter, PhD

2015

The Honorable Bill Bogaard

2014

Pasadena Tournament of Roses®

Rose Bowl Operating Company

The Langham Huntington, Pasadena

2013

 Hahn & Hahn LLP

 Dorothy Trask Clune Murray Foundation

 Nat B. Read

 Marilyn* & Jud Roberts

2012

 The Paloheimo Foundation

 Karen Craig

 Don Fedde

 Janet Kadin

 William F. Kruse

 Laura Thompson

 Randolph G. Wilson

 Fred G. Zepeda

 2011

 Wells Fargo

 Jane & Dan Armel

Peggy & Bruce* Stewart

 2010

 Jim Watterson

 2009

 Larry Mantle

 Denise Nelson Nash

 Betsey & Sid* Tyler

2008

 Christle Balvin

 Betty & Charles* McKenney

 Joel Sheldon, III

 Larry Wilson

2007

Ann Hassett & Bob Niemack

 Ellen & Harvey Knell

 Sally* & Phil Swan

 Regina & Ian Whitcomb

 2006

 Ann & André Chaves

 Brenda & Bill Galloway

 2005

 Bob Ray Offenhauser*

 2004

 NASA/JPL’s Mars Exploration Team

2003

 Claire Bogaard

 Marilyn & Gene Buchanan

 Don McIntyre

Dan Mellinkoff

 Larry Morrison

 Sue Mossman

 Jim Plotkin*

 Marsha Rood

 John Wilson

 2002

 David Baltimore, Ph.D.

 George Ellery Hale*

 William Pickering, Ph.D.*

 Maxine Singer, Ph.D.

 2001

 Iwan Serrurier*

 Mark Serrurier*

2000

 Harry Usher*

*Deceased