Events & Programs

Public programming has always been at the core of the Museum’s mission and outreach. Tours, lectures, and presentations are designed to offer a wide selection of engaging, history-based, age-appropriate content and collective experiences to all sectors of our large and diverse community.

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With its original furnishings and art collection, the Fényes Mansion is an elegant cultural landmark that majestically stands on Pasadena’s historic Millionaire’s row.

June 21, 2024
Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (JUNE)

Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (JUNE)

Pasadena Museum of History – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Explore Lights, Camera, Action! with curator Julia Long on these special one-hour tours.

July 25, 2024
“Watch the Skies!” History of Science Fiction Movies

“Watch the Skies!” History of Science Fiction Movies

Pasadena Museum of History – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join co-curator of PMH’s 2018 exhibition Dreaming the Universe: The Intersection of Science, Fiction & Southern California Nick Smith for this illustrated presentation as he explores the history of science fiction movies.

July 27, 2024
Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (JULY)

Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (JULY)

Pasadena Museum of History – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Explore Lights, Camera, Action! with curator Julia Long on these special one-hour tours.

August 16, 2024
Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (AUGUST)

Curator's Tour: Lights, Camera, Action! Hollywood Magic in Pasadena (AUGUST)

Pasadena Museum of History – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Explore Lights, Camera, Action! with curator Julia Long on these special one-hour tours.

August 17, 2024
Creation of Silent Films and the Evolution of Talking Pictures

Creation of Silent Films and the Evolution of Talking Pictures

Pasadena Museum of History – 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join film historian and musicologist Galen Wilkes as he takes us back in time to explore the development of motion pictures and the first “talkies.”

September 19, 2024
Real to Reel: Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies

Real to Reel: Truth and Trickery in Courtroom Movies

Pasadena Museum of History – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join UCLA Professor of Law Emeritus and author Paul Bergman as he shows and discusses entertaining clips from courtroom movies to reveal surprising facts and illustrate how law-related films reflect and influence popular beliefs about law, lawyers, and the legal system.

October 24, 2024
The First Horror Movies

The First Horror Movies

Pasadena Museum of History – 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

General Admission: $15 | PMH Members: $10
Join film historian and musicologist Galen Wilkes to meet some of the classic horror characters – Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, and Dorian Gray – as they were first depicted on screen.