Designed to entertain as well as educate, the changing museum exhibitions in the Kathryne Beynon Foundation Exhibition Hall in the PMH History Center address Pasadena’s diverse and multi-faceted community history.

This spring and summer will feature two fun-filled art exhibitions, Art in the Street: 25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival and The Art of Getting There: Railroad Inspired Artistry. The year will conclude with a museum exhibition celebrating the history and fashions of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses© Royal Court, which will celebrate its 100th Rose Court in 2018. The Museum also offers exhibit-related programs and family free days.

free exhibit admission this summer to active duty military personnel & their families

Blue Star Museums logo

PMH is pleased to offer free exhibit admission this summer to active duty personnel and their families as a participant in the 2017 Blue Star Museums program.

current exhibitions

Masquerade Party by Gloria Ing & Team

Art in the Street:
25 Years of the Pasadena Chalk Festival

March 29 through August 13

Art in the Street commemorates the silver anniversary of the Pasadena Chalk Festival. The annual festival is one of the area's most popular arts attractions. The creation and installation of chalk murals, some of which are site specific, and chalk drawing demonstrations are featured. Read more...

#40 at Speed by Yoko Mazza

The Art of Getting There:
Railroad Inspired Artistry

March 29 through August 13

The Art of Getting There celebrates the history and beauty of railroads. Artists, photographers, and countless others have tried their hands at making their own rendition of railroad culture. Traditional art such as paintings and photographs, advertising art, sculpture, and carvings are on view. Read more...

upcoming exhibition

Mikimoto crown

Royals of Pasadena:
The Tournament of Roses Queen & Court


In honor of the inauguration of the 100th Royal Court in 2018, Pasadena Museum of History will present an exhibition celebrating the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court. The unique exhibition will explore the traditions and history of the Royal Court, from the selection process to the Coronation and Rose Parade.  Exquisite Coronation gowns of past Rose Queens and Princesses will be on display, as well as daywear, accessories, and jewelry from the Court wardrobes. Vivid photos and ephemera documenting this century-long Pasadena tradition will enhance the exhibit, including original design drawings of the Queen’s Float.

Thank you to our Signature Sponsor: Pasadena Tournament of Roses®


Images: Gloria Ing & Team, Masquerade Party, 2016. Photo by Brian Biery; Yoko Mazza. #40 at Speed, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches; The Rose Queen® Crown, designed by Mikimoto. Image courtesy of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses.