Current 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.

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.

Royals of Pasadena: Rose Queen® and Royal Court

Coming Soon

Rose Queen® crown, 1993-2004

september 2, 2017 through February 11, 2018

In honor of the inauguration of the 100th Rose Queen® in 2018, PMH will present an exhibition celebrating the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Royal Court. Exquisite Coronation gowns of past Rose Queens and Princesses will be 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 will be Queen’s crowns from the past century, on loan from the Tournament of Roses.

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

Recent Articles

McLellan and microscope with micromotor

World’s Smallest Motor: The McLellan Micromotor

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first Pasadena school

The Founding of Pasadena’s Schools

  Pasadena Unified School District Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) had its humble beginnings in September 1874 in the parlor of William Clapp’s small house …

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All Aboard!: Riding the Rails with Colonel G.G. Green

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The Games People Play

If you have ever matched your skill – or luck – at the gaming table, you’re not alone. For most of us games are pleasant …

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