Museum Membership

With your museum membership, you too can play a vital role in supporting programs that preserve and share our community's rich history, art, and culture. We believe that it is the individuals in the community who have made Pasadena the distinct and exceptional city that it is today. And it is PMH supporters who are at the foundation of this museum's successes, past and future. In addition, museum membership offers significant benefits to you, your family, and friends.

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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A Proud History of Community support

Camelita and first Historical Society meetingExpiration Dates Extended

As a thank you to our members, we will be extending all membership expiration dates. While we will not be printing new membership cards, you will be able to confirm your new expiration date with the Membership Department once we reopen. membership@pasadenahistory.org

Members enjoying an exhibit reception

Membership Levels & Benefits

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

Visiting Educator with her class

Visiting Educators

Teachers can register as a Visiting Educator and get a year of free admission for two to the Fenyes Mansion and all History Center exhibitions.

Founders Circle

Our Founders Circle was established in 2000 and is made up of over 150 individuals and businesses. These members enjoy special benefits and unique, Founders-only events.

Business Sponsorship

Whether researching business history, finding historic photographs, attending exhibition openings, or entertaining clients, businesses will find something of interest at PMH.

Corporate Matching Gifts

Make your donation go even further. Many companies will match their employees’ donations to nonprofits.

1936 membership card
A proud history of community support.
Membership card of A.L. Carr, son of Ezra
and Jeanne Carr – owners of the Carmelita
estate at Colorado and Orange Grove

Questions?

Call us at

626.577.1660, 

or email us at

membership@pasadenahistory.org.

PMH is an independent nonprofit cultural institution funded by generous gifts from foundations, corporations, businesses, individuals, and our members. Tax ID # 95-6133954.

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