The Museum Store features the work of over forty local artists, publications on Pasadena and surrounding areas, official Tournament of Roses© licensed products, and specialized artwork, gifts, and books relating to the exhibits and collections of the Museum. The Store also sells exclusive PMH publications, including Batchelder: Tilemaker, the catalog for Cast & Fired: Pasadena’s Midcentury Ceramics Industry, and the children’s books The Way Pasadena Was and Painting the Beautiful. PMH Members receive a 10%-20% discount on most Store merchandise. All purchases at the Museum Store directly benefit PMH’s educational initiatives.
Museum Store Hours
Wednesdays through Sundays, Noon to 5:00 pm (Please note that the Museum is closed on all major holidays and the day after Thanksgiving. The Museum's hours can also be affected by the schedule at the Rose Bowl Stadium.) Check our calendar for specific dates.
France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child
By Alex Prud'Homme & Katie Pratt
Through intimate and compelling photographs taken by her husband Paul Child, a gifted photographer, France is a Feast documents how Julia Child first discovered French cooking and the French way of life. Paul and Julia moved to Paris in 1948 where he was cultural attaché for the US Information Service, and in this role he met Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa, Brassai, and other leading lights of the photography world. As Julia recalled: “Paris was wonderfully walk-able, and it was a natural subject for Paul.”
Their wanderings through the French capital and countryside, frequently photographed by Paul, would help lead to the classic Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and Julia’s brilliant and celebrated career in books and on television. Though Paul was an accomplished photographer (his work is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art), his photographs remained out of the public eye until the publication of Julia’s memoir, My Life in France, in which several of his images were included. Now, with more than 200 of Paul’s photographs and personal stories recounted by his great-nephew Alex Prud’homme, France is a Feast not only captures this magical period in Paul and Julia’s lives, but also brings to light Paul Child’s own remarkable photographic achievement.
Includes 250 black-and-white photographs.
The Store offers a changing array of merchandise focused on the Pasadena area, including:
- Works of art by over forty local artists in various media including paintings, ceramics, jewelry, photography, and textiles
- Official Tournament of Roses® merchandise available year-round
- Books on local architecture, art, children’s literature, and histories of Pasadena and surrounding cities
- Locally made jams, jellies, candies, cards, and gift items
All purchases in the Museum Store directly benefit Pasadena Museum of History’s educational initiatives.
As a benefit of membership, the Museum Store offers 10-20% off merchandise to PMH Members.**
**No additional discounts offered on consignment, clearance, and sales items. Other restrictions may apply.