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.

Members enjoying an exhibit reception

Membership

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

check in volunteers at the annual gala

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.

Recent Articles

This photograph of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Day was published with the original article.

Clarence Day: Pasadena Contractor

You see his name stamped in the sidewalks all over town. He is Clarence Parkman Day, who for more than sixty years served Pasadena and …

anet Kadin, President of the Volunteer Council and longtime docent, gives a mini tour of the Fenyes Mansion during MOTA Day 2019. Photo by Brad Macneil

Volunteers are Vital

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller Our volunteers are vital to Pasadena Museum of History’s success. …

Figurine, Story Book Hour. Marked: Story Book Hour/Florence Ceramics/Pasadena/ California/©. 6.75 in high, 8.5 in wide (Gift of Doug Foland, 2010.008.023)

Florence Ceramics

Pasadenan Florence Ward (1898-1991) began taking art classes as a way of coping with the death of one of her sons in 1939. Encouraged by …

The Stuart home at the corner of Terrace and Howard (later renamed Green) sometime after it was moved in 1893.

House Moving in 1893 Style

On March 18, 1893 one of the local news items that the Pasadena Daily Evening Star cited was: “H.I. Stuart, of the First National bank, …