Museum Support

Anyone can play a vital role in providing Museum support that allows us to provide the programs that preserve and share our community's rich history, art, and culture! There are many ways you can support PMH – be a member, volunteer, sponsor a Commemorative Tile, join a give back program, and more. Please click on the links below to learn more.

The CARES Act provision that offers you a tax benefit in return for your generosity was extended into 2021. Donors can use a universal tax deduction of up to $300 on their 2021 tax return ($600 if married and filing jointly) if they take the standard deduction. Please consult your tax advisor regarding 2021 tax deduction opportunities.

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Membership

Various membership levels are available to suit every budget and interest level.

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Volunteer

We offer our volunteers a unique opportunity to utilize their skills, interests, and enthusiasms. We match assignments with the volunteer’s available time and interests.

sample Commemorative Tile

Commemorative Tiles

Our Commemorative Tile Campaign is a new donor recognition site located on the front steps of the Museum’s History Center. Create your own legacy by sponsoring a Commemorative Tile.

Give Back Programs

Your everyday activities could make a big difference to us! Support Pasadena Museum of History through the following programs: Amazon Smile, Ralph's Grocery Store Program and more.

Corporate Matching Gifts

To have your donation matched, ask your employer for a matching gift form, fill it out, and attach it to your membership application or donation. We have a partial list for you check.

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We gladly accept your financial donations. Provide the vital museum support we need.

PMH is a 501(c)3 organization. Tax ID # 95-6133954.

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