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.

Free Event Friday, October 8, 6:00 to 10:00 pm

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Hybrid ArtNight Pasadena

ArtNight Pasadena is the City’s signature cultural event produced by the Cultural Affairs Division in collaboration with Partner organizations. In keeping with social distancing requirements, Fall ArtNight will be hybrid with VIRTUAL and LIMITED, IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES.

PMH will be participating virtually with a pre-recorded lecture, From Senet to Monopoly to Terraforming Mars: 4,600 Years of Board Games. The evolution of board games has transformed them into a popular pastime all over the world. Join Nick Smith for another fascinating adventure as we discover the history and popularity of  ancient games, familiar classics and today’s popular versions of this age-old pursuit.

A variety of lectures and events 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.

This wide-ranging, multi-year initiative encourages residents and visitors alike to discover the region’s history, culture, and natural beauty through varied in-person and virtual offerings throughout the year.

Each year, Pasadena Museum of History honors individuals and/or businesses as Contemporary History Makers for their contributions to our cultural community.

Changing Exhibitions

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.