Susan Beeler Anderson

Dayton Street Firehouse, 1890s (Main Photo Collection, D5-F1-12)

Pasadena’s First “First Responders”

By Michelle Turner | April 7, 2020

In Pasadena’s First “First Responders,” Susan Beeler Anderson takes a look at the origins of Pasadena’s Fire Department

Tintype of the Parker Brothers; Charles and Millard Parker Collection (CMP.1.21)

Out of the Dumpster and Into the Archives

By Michelle Turner | February 7, 2020

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…

G.G. Green preparing to play golf

Forward! March! Into the Colonel G.G. Green Collection

By Michelle Turner | March 11, 2019

Two years and over 600 items later, the finding aid for the Colonel George G. Green collection at PMH is finished!  The finding aid is the result of physically organizing…

Thanksgiving Green ad

Colonel G. G. Green Carves the Turkey

By Michelle Turner | November 21, 2017

“A California Pilgrimage” On Thursday, November 29, 1900, family and friends of Colonel G. G. Green celebrated Thanksgiving in the Colonel’s private Pullman train car while traveling from Woodbury, New…

rose hall design drawing

Calling on the Rose Muse: Creating the “Royal Rose Hall” Installation

By Michelle Turner | September 20, 2017

As a member of the curatorial team for the Royals of Pasadena exhibit, I was called upon to imagine what might be created in the entry hall that would evoke…

Sanborn map of Woodbury Estate

Back Up the Train!

By Michelle Turner | August 30, 2017

A Correction and Additions to “All Aboard! Riding the Rails with Colonel G.G. Green.” Where Did Philip Armour Live? Pasadena or Altadena? Soon after my blog was posted about Colonel…

Green palace car in front of factory

All Aboard!: Riding the Rails with Colonel G.G. Green

By Michelle Turner | August 2, 2017

Imagine traveling cross country in your own private palace car. That is how early Pasadena promoter and patent medicine manufacturer Col. George G. Green crossed America in the late 1800s. When…

Porttrait of G.G. Green

Colonel Green in the Archives

By Michelle Turner | May 10, 2017

  Not Colonel Mustard in the Library with a Candlestick Colonel Green is just one of the many people I’ve “met” at Pasadena Museum of History.  Last year, I met…