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Members Only – California’s “Bell Lady” Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes

May 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Out & Abouts 2019 logoYou may not recognize her name. However, travelers throughout the Golden State will see Mrs. A.S.C. Forbes’ most visible and famous creation: the commemorative bells that line the historic El Camino Real (The Royal Road). The original road dates back to the 1770s in what was then part of Alta California under Spanish Rule. By 1900, due to changing times and development, the road was almost lost to public view and memory. Mrs. Forbes was instrumental in the project to “rediscover” and celebrate El Camino Real. One commemorative bell monument that was particularly dear to her was at Campo de Cahuenga, the site where the 1847 Treaty of Cahuenga was signed, ending the hostilities in the Mexican-American War. Historian Phyllis Hansen will present the amazing story of how Mrs. A.S.C Forbes successfully helped make these projects commemorating California history a reality. This program is presented in partnership with The Shakespeare Club of Pasadena (founded in 1888).

Program begins at 6:00 pm.  All programs take place all or in part outdoors and include walking and steps; flat shoes only. In the event of rain, please consider your reservation a donation.

Our popular lectures for PMH Members, the At Home series, has been rebranded Out & About.  Join fellow PMH Members for these exclusive evenings featuring interesting people and interesting places. For the full list of 2019 Out & About lectures, please visit our Members’ Events page.

To purchase tickets, visit https://californiabelllady.bpt.me or call 1.800.838.3006.

Thank you to our generous Wine Sponsors: Vincent & Karen of Art Deco Entertainment


May 14, 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pasadena Museum of History