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Bloggers invited to Pasadena Birthday Party

PasHist127thBDpartyOn June 22, 2013, Pasadena Museum of History will host the official birthday celebration for Pasadena’s 127th birthday.  In conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the Colorado Street Bridge in 2013, their theme this year is Happy Birthday Pasadena – Celebrating Bridges. 

The Pasadena landmark’s centennial will be both the primary celebratory focus of this free community event and also the catalyst to an exploration of the theme of “bridging” via interactive “History Pods” that will feature six sub-themes (Bridges to… Understanding, Community, Exploration, Imagination, Health, and History) involving collaborations with Pasadena Heritage, JPL, Kidspace Museum, Side Street Productions, Sister Cities Committee, and other local organizations and businesses.

The Pasadena museum of History would like to invite the Pasadena blogging community to be a part of this event as featured participants in the “Bridges to Community” section.  They feel you are Pasadena’s eyes and ears; you share Pasadena-related thoughts, images, inspirations, and news from unique perspectives.  They would love the chance to introduce you in person and give you a chance to chat one-on-one with members of the community.

     Details:  Happy Birthday Pasadena will take place from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 22, on the campus of Pasadena Museum of History.  We’d like to schedule you for 1-hour shifts during the afternoon.  The birthday cake ceremony will occupy most of the attendees during the 3:00 hour, so there will be three shifts available, at 1:00, 2:00 & 4:00.  The activities are outdoors, however the museum will have you shaded, along with tables and chairs. The museum will also  have wi-fi availability in the location that is planned for the Community Pod.

How to Participate:  Please contact Jeannette Bovard or Ardis Willwerth via email or phone to sign up for a shift and to obtain further information about the day.

Jeannette Bovard | pasadenahistory@sbcglobal.net | 626.710.8639

Ardis Willwerth | awillwerth@pasadenahistory.org | 626.577.1660, ext. 15


Holiday Photos On The Pasadena Trolley


                Looking for a unique setting for your holiday photo this year?  How about sending greetings from Pasadena, with a family photo in the Vintage Trolley prop at Pasadena Museum of History? I loved this idea so much that I had to take my Holiday photo there as well!

Decorated for the season in festive greenery and ribbons, the standup prop was created by photographer Steve Crise, co-curator with Michael Patris of the exhibition  Pacific Electric Railway, Then and Now.  Bring your family and your camera to the Museum at your convenience — the trolley is accessible seven days a week, from 12:00 Noon until 5:00 pm. at Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103.

While you are at PMH, treat yourselves to the current exhibits:  Pacific Electric Railway, Then and Now and What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Doo Dah Parade, open Wednesdays through Sundays, from Noon to 5:00 pm. The Museum Store is holiday-ready, too, full of great gift ideas as well as official Tournament of Roses merchandise.  Public tours of the elegant Fenyes Mansion resume on December 7 and will be offered every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 12:15 pm.  In addition, PMH will welcome one and all to our free Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2, from Noon to 5:00 pm.  For a complete schedule of activities, admission prices, hours, directions, and more, please visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

Happy Birthday Pasadena!

From the Pasadena Museum of History website: 

You’re Invited!

Pasadena Museum of History is pleased to continue our annual celebration of the City’s richly diverse population, organizations and talent with a look at Pasadena Now & Then on Saturday, June 23, 2012.

Once again, PMH will partner with the City of Pasadena and numerous local individuals, businesses, and community organizations to present this special day devoted to all things Pasadena!

Birthday cake with the Mayor and City dignitaries, arts & crafts workshops and storytelling for kids, Pasadena’s Centenarians, live music and entertainment, food carts, raffles and prizes round out a not-to-be-missed day of celebration.

Image: Current Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard & Future Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard. City Hall image: Brad Reynolds.  Design: Barbara Davis.

Mr. Pasadena says:  “I have been diligently volunteering my time to help fund-raise for this event. I am absolutely ecstatic to be a part of the PMH and to finally see all the hard work come together for this birthday party.  Join me tomorrow in what will clearly be a fun filled event for the whole family!”

12:00 Noon to 4:00 pm

FREE Admission & Parking

For  more details on this event please go to: