Pasadena Museum of History reopens with VIP reception for current exhibits – Pasadena Weekendr

Patrons and donors of the Pasadena Museum of History gathered in the museum and on its expansive grounds to celebrate the reopening of the museum after an almost 2-year hiatus due to COVID. The Museum’s two current exhibitions were also celebrated: A New Beginning: Transforming Pasadena, 1890-1930 and Frozen Images Preserving Pasadena’s Visual Heritage.

Attendees strolled through the exhibits and grounds, appreciating the historical artifacts and reveling in greeting old friends and new acquaintances in person!

Restart is currently on display at the Willis Stork and Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Galleries. The exhibit presents the fascinating story of the unprecedented growth that transformed Pasadena from a farming community into a renowned winter resort and vibrant young town.

Frozen frames is organized by Anuja Navare. This is the second part of the Museum’s ambitious four-part online exhibition featuring images from the nationally significant J. Allen Hawkins Collection. Hawkins, a multi-talented and prolific mid-century commercial photographer, documented a wide range of Pasadena people, places, and events.

The galleries are open to the public, Friday to Sunday, from noon to 5:00 p.m. For questions or more information about Pasadena Museum of History programs, visit or call (626) 577-1660.

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