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.

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

Masquerade Party by Gloria Ing & Team

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

March 29 through August 13

This year's event 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.

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#40 at Speed by Yoko Mazza

The Art of Getting There:
Railroad Inspired Artistry

March 29 through August 13

This exhibit 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.

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Recent Articles

Scrapbook from the collections

Summer 2017 Edition of the Collections Quarterly

Archives Feature – Going Places with Frank Purcell In 1949, as California was celebrating its centennial, Pasadena’s Indiana Colony was turning 75. That year, The …

vintage recipes

Cooking with Eva: Vintage Recipes from the Archives

Amongst the cookbooks in the Fenyes Mansion are handwritten vintage recipes from a century ago. Some of Eva Scott Fenyes’ recipes include almond puffs, brandied …

Port Said by Eva Scott Fenyes

Reading with Eva Fenyes

Looking for something a little different to read this summer? Well, Lizzie Steidel, Pasadena Museum of History’s Collections Intern, is sorting and cataloging hundreds of …

onion fire article

A Stink in West Pasadena

For many in West Pasadena, a reason to celebrate arrived a few days before the Fourth of July in 1899. Shortly after 9 p.m. on June …

Images: Gloria Ing & Team, Masquerade Party, 2016. Photo by Brian Biery; Yoko Mazza. #40 at Speed, 2013. Oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches.