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.

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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rose hall design drawing

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photograph of Chi lo sa

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Thaddeus Lowe home

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