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Pasadena in World War I
Thomas Banigan poses next to Lyle Richard Barnett’s Civ Aide A.R.C. Ambulance Driver’s Uniform on display in the Starting Anew exhibition. As the exhibition Starting Read More »
Visions of Christmas Past
WAB-135Ai_Kids-with-Christmas-Tree-and-Gifts-1904 How did families celebrate Christmas in the early 20th century, and why does it matter to us more than a century later? Many of us Read More »
Celebrating Women’s History Month Through Books
Looking for your next book to read? Check out these recommendations from members of the Museum’s Volunteer Book Club.
“Who do you think you are, Barney Oldfield?”
On the afternoon of Washington’s birthday holiday, Monday, February 22, 1909, the oiled road of Santa Rosa Avenue was abuzz with the cheers, whispers, and Read More »
Arroyo Seco and Devil’s Gate: Early Picnics in West Pasadena
Before the Gilbert Darling family moved from Iowa to Pasadena in December, 1891, the daughters were told that Pasadena was a place “where one can Read More »
The Rose Garden: Scene of Many Pleasant Gatherings
The Rose Garden on South Orange Grove and Arbor Street is a beautiful complement to the Tournament House, the former home of Mr. and Mrs. Read More »
The Rosenbaum Home
Moritz Rosenbaum came to the settlement that later became Pasadena in 1874. He bought fifteen acres on the southwest corner of Orange Grove and Colorado, Read More »
Everybody Wins, or Everybody Loses?
In the talk I gave for ArtNight, there was a whole type of board game that I didn’t really mention, and that’s partly because it Read More »
The New Library Opening: “A Notable Event in Pasadena’s History”
Did you know that Pasadena Public Library is older than the city itself? Founded in December 1882 (1) as a private subscription library under the Read More »