Museum Programs, Lectures & Pasadena 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 ArtNight and MOTA Day.

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.

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

upcoming events

2010 Rose Parade float

CANCELLED – More Than a Parade

This event has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Get a behind-the-scenes look at Pasadena’s famed Tournament of Roses Parade, with longtime Tournament Volunteer …

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1936 membership card

Annual Meeting

PMH Members are invited to attend our 93rd Annual Meeting on Saturday, January 27 at 10:30 am. Trustees and senior staff will present 2017 year-end …

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wedding portrait

LECTURE – Six Weddings & A Dress

Pasadena Public Library is one of seventy-five non-profit organizations nationwide to receive funding to host the NEA Big Read. PPL is inviting everyone in the …

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Christian Dior printed silk/linen with florals

LECTURE – From Fragile to Funky: Flowers in Fashionable Fabrics, 1500-2000

Fashions may come and go, but as we’ll hear from FIDM Museum’s Leigh Wishner, floral motifs in textiles are perennial. Carnations, pansies, and roses decorated …

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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.