Museum Programs, Lectures & Events
PMH offers award-winning educational programs for adults and children of all ages at the Museum and in the community. PMH also provides free admission and entertaining public programming for community collaborations, such as ArtNight and MOTA Day.
The Museum is temporarily closed until further notice. For more information please read our Notice Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
We encourage you to stay connected with PMH on social media for updates and online offerings, 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 available on the homepage.
Note to Spring 2020 ticket holders
Brown Paper Tickets, the online ticketing group the Museum successfully used for many years, unexpectedly ceased their operation in the early days of the pandemic, and we are dismayed that patrons have still not received refunds for ticket purchases via Brown Paper Tickets for events that were cancelled. While we have no control over this, we would like to offer you our sincerest apologies. We would also like to offer you a refund directly from PMH. While Brown Paper Tickets has pledged to refund all ticket holders, the timetable and likelihood of a refund is unknown. Therefore, the President of the Board of Trustees, William E. Thomson, Jr., has pledged to make a donation to the Museum to cover reimbursing ticket holders.
If you would like to accept our Board President’s offer of a refund from PMH, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 626.577.1660, and a check will be mailed to you.
A variety of lectures and seminars on Pasadena history, art, and culture promote the Museum’s goal to provide life-long learning in a non-classroom setting. These events are offered in addition to regular tours of the Fenyes Mansion and exhibitions.
Pasadena Museum of History offers a free day every year in the months of March, May, June, and October. In addition, one Family Free Day is held in conjunction with each exhibit.
Every year our members enjoy PMH events not open to the general public. Join the Museum for these special Pasadena events and support PMH. Popular annual Pasadena events include visits to architecturally unique homes and evenings filled with culture and food.
Designed to entertain as well as educate, the changing exhibitions in the Kathryne Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall in the History Center address Pasadena’s diverse and multi-faceted community history. We have two galleries and often host two changing exhibitions at the same time.