Designed to entertain as well as educate, changing exhibitions - both online and in the History Center galleries - feature diverse topics that speak to the area's multi-faceted history and interests.

NOW ON VIEW: Community Stitches: Quilt Designs & Stories
HOURS: Exhibition Galleries & Museum Store Wed-Sun 12-5 pm | Research Library Fri-Sun 1-4 pm


Image: Detail, Honey Bee Crazy Quilt, 1892; PMH Costume & Textile Collection. Photograph by Joanne Wilborn/Marlyn Woo.

in the galleries March 8-September 10, 2023
community stitches: quilt designs & stories

Community Stitches: Quilt Designs & Stories features more than 60 quilts representing over 180 years of quilt-making in America. Curated by Arlene Stevens and Leah Zieber of the California Heritage Quilt Project, highlights include treasures from the Museum’s extensive textile collection along with select pieces on loan. Join us to discover hidden stories in these stitches of the past as we explore the complex history of quilts made by and for the Pasadena community.


Paloheimo Foundation
Susan Stevens and Family
PMH Textile Arts Council


Brookside Park, Pasadena, November 24, 1914. (The Flag Collection, Flag_2-61-106)
Brookside Park, Pasadena, November 24, 1914. (The Flag Collection, Flag_2-61-106).

Frozen Frames:
Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy

Exhibition Sponsors: The Paloheimo Trust & the Kadin Family

Frozen Frames: Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Legacy, PMH's premiere online exhibition, will unfold in four parts over a year-long period, bringing artistically and historically compelling images out of the deep freeze and into public view. The photographs come from among the more than 200,000 at-risk negatives that are now cryogenically preserved as part of the Museum’s Great History Freezeproject of 2015.

Frozen Frames is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael Kadin and is proudly supported by the news website Pasadena Now.