Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pasadena Museum of History August 2009 Events

Pasadena Museum of History

Calendar of Events: August 2009

470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena, CA 91103; Free Parking.

Information/Reservations: 626.577.1660, ext. 10, or at


“I Said It Once, and I’ll Say It Again…Don’t Throw That Out!”

Saturday, August 15, 2:00 to 4:00 pm in Avery Dennison Auditorium

(150 N. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena)

Once again we demonstrate how simple objects can be used to tell fascinating stories from history in an encore presentation of the successful program held last year, “Don’t Throw That Out.” Members of the community present an array of intriguing objects as a panel of local historians and antique experts provide historical context. If you have an item you wish to share at this program, call (626) 577- 1660, ext 16.

Tickets: Museum Members free; Non-Members $ 5. Reservations: 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

Un Dia de Fiesta de Verano

Sunday, August 23, noon to 4:00 pm

Bring the whole family and celebrate Latino traditions on a summer afternoon in the beautiful gardens of the Fenyes Mansion. Enjoy delicious food, lively music, and dance. Join in the special workshops for Folklorical dance and Mexican arts and crafts. Bid on items in the silent auction. Admission is free but there will be charge for food, beverages, and special workshops.

Sponsored by the Pasadena Mexican American History Association; funds raised will support the Family Stories exhibition.

Tickets: Free admission; information at 626.577.1660, ext. 10.


Fenyes Mansion Tours

Mansion tours available by 7-day advance reservation only during the summer months.

Tickets: $4; For information and reservations, please call 626.577.1660, ext. 10

Family Stories: Tastes, Tales and Tidbits

Fridays through November 2009; Tours 12:15 pm; Luncheon 1:30 pm

Docent-led one-hour tours of the Family Stories exhibition to explore one of the six featured communities. Each session will include a brief overview of the exhibition, an in-depth look at the local history of one featured community, a story sharing time with a family or community member, and a preservation tip related to family objects such as photographs, documents and letters, textiles and costumes. Visitors may complete the cultural immersion with an optional special lunch at a restaurant of the featured ethnicity.

Tour Schedule:

African-American Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles – August 7, September 25, November 6

Armenian-American Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at Sahara Restaurant – September 11, October 23

Chinese-American Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at Fu-Shing Restaurant – August 14, October 2, November 13

Euro-American Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at The Raymond – August 21, October 9, November 20

Japanese-American Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at Japon Bistro – August 28, October 16

Latino Museum Exhibition Tour/Luncheon at El Portal – September 18, October 30

Tickets for the tour are $4 for Museum Members and $8 for Non-Members. Reservations and pre-payment are required due to space limitations. The optional luncheon is $20, payable at the restaurant (cost includes a $4 tax-deductible contribution to the Family Stories exhibition). For additional information and reservations, please call 626.577.1660, ext. 15.



Six longtime Pasadena families share their personal, multi-generational chronicles in Pasadena Museum of History’s groundbreaking exhibition, Family Stories: Sharing a Community’s Legacy. The stories of the Duncan, Gertmenian, Lowe, Stevenson, Kawai, and Mejia families will help the Museum shed light on the experiences of our African-American, Armenian-American, Chinese-American, Euro-American, Japanese-American, and Latino communities, respectively.

Hours:12:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays through January 10, 2010 at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103.

Admission: $5 General, $4 Seniors & Students (with I.D.), free to Museum members and children under 12. For additional information, please visit or call 626-577-1660, ext. 10.

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