Current Exhibition

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.

The galleries are closed several times per year while we change exhibitions.  When our galleries are dark, visitors are welcome to visit the Museum to take a Fenyes Mansion tour, explore the holdings in the Research Library & Archives, and shop in the Museum Store.

PMH will be closed on 11/23 & 11/24. We will reopen on 11/25.

Royals of Pasadena: Rose Queen® and Royal Court

Tournament of Roses royal crown

september 2, 2017 through February 11, 2018

In honor of the inauguration of the 100th Rose Queen®, PMH presents an exhibition celebrating the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court. Exquisite Coronation gowns of past Rose Queens and Princesses are on display, as well as daywear, accessories, and jewelry from the Court wardrobes, all generously lent by former members of the Royal Court. A special highlight is Queen’s crowns from the past century, on loan from the Tournament of Roses.

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

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Colonel G. G. Green Carves the Turkey

“A California Pilgrimage” On Thursday, November 29, 1900, family and friends of Colonel G. G. Green celebrated Thanksgiving in the Colonel’s private Pullman train car …

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Cooking with Eva: Hungarian Recipes for Adalbert

Amongst the cookbooks in the Fenyes Mansion and the family papers in the Archives are handwritten vintage recipes from a century ago. Some of Eva …

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William Cahill: Wedding Couturier and Royal Court Designer

The Royals of Pasadena: Rose Queen® and Royal Court exhibit features eight gowns by world renowned wedding dress designer, William Cahill (1918 – 2005). William …

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Travels with Eva Fenyes: An Auto Trip to Los Olivos, 1917

Eva Fenyes often kept a journal when she traveled, and several of her small notebooks have survived the years. All are available in the Reading …

Image: Rose Queen® crown, 1993-2004, loan courtesy of The Pasadena Tournament of Roses®