We are striving to provide increased online content to our community. This blog features articles related to the Museum's vast collections and changing exhibitions.
A Clock and Its Maker
A mysterious clock, Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, and Pasadena’s first undertaker – what do they have in common? It all began with the discovery of an unusual bronze clock in the collection.
At Home Activities: Inspired by Nature
Since we are unable to host Museums of the Arroyo (MOTA) Day this year, we compiled these nature-inspired activities for some at home fun along with a photo slideshow of historic images of the Arroyo.
Blooming Messages: The Victorian Language of Flowers
Eva Scott Fenyes left the museum a stunning collection of artwork that includes a number of charming botanical studies of plants and flowers.
From the PMH Volunteer Bookshelf
Looking for your next book to read? Check out these recommendations from members of the Museum’s Volunteer Book Club.
Pasadena’s First “First Responders”
In Pasadena’s First “First Responders,” Susan Beeler Anderson takes a look at the origins of Pasadena’s Fire Department
Preserving the Protest: The Scrapbook of Mary A. Holmes
In honor of the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment, PMH will be periodically posting articles written by various contributors on suffragette topics taken from Mary A. Holmes’ scrapbook.
Out of the Dumpster and Into the Archives
Finding history in a collection of photographs and newspaper clippings is an exciting time in the Archives. When a stack of seemingly unimportant papers and photographs was rescued from a…
Ernest Batchelder’s European Sketches
Ernest Batchelder is renowned for the distinctive softly-hued tiles his firm produced during the early twentieth century. These tiles, which adorn public, commercial, and private buildings all throughout North America,…
Early Pasadena: An Astonishing Garden of Flowers
Early Pasadena was often described by visitors as a paradise. Webster defined paradise as “any place … of blissful delights,” and one of the delights of early Pasadena was an…