Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

At Pasadena Museum of History we are both excited and cautiously optimistic as the spread of COVID-19 begins to diminish and restrictions are incrementally lifted to allow a safe and measured return to normalcy. At present, our campus - including the History Center/Exhibition Galleries, Fenyes Mansion, Research Library & Archives, Museum Store, and Finnish Folk Art Museum - remains temporarily closed to the public. 

Little did we know when we opened the exhibition “Starting Anew” in November 2019 that Pasadena – and the entire world – would literally have to start anew after a global pandemic would shut us down for more than a year. The path to reopening is different for everyone. Larger institutions with more space, more resources, and more personnel are already opening their doors, and we couldn’t be more delighted. 

For PMH the obstacle course is daunting, but we are clearing the way to bring back our dedicated staff and our indispensable volunteers. Thank you for your understanding and support of our efforts to reopen Pasadena Museum of History safely and at the highest levels of professionalism. As always, we encourage you to check our website for updates and to connect with us on social media. We look forward to being a meaningful part of your lives virtually until we can welcome you again in person in the Fall.

Note to Researchers:

While the Reading Room & Archives is closed, we are encourage you to search the photograph collections of PMH and other institutions on the Pasadena Digital History Collaboration website.

We encourage you to stay connected with PMH on social media for updates and online offerings, including our new History At Home video series on YouTube. Check out our Blogs for intriguing and insightful articles on a variety of topics, and explore the historic Fenyes Mansion at your convenience through our new virtual tour.




We also invite you to view online exhibitions from the partners of Pasadena Digital History Collaboration on Flickr.