It’s Fun, Free and Only One Day a Year!

Join us for Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, when six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 p.m., with last museum entrance at 4 p.m. Each year, thousands of Angelinos have experienced the diverse mix of art, architecture and […]

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Sew Cranky to Demonstrate at Heritage Square

Get your “hands on history” when Sew Cranky shows off their collection of hand crank sewing machines that were used in the later part of the 1800s through the 1950s. Guests will be able to touch and use these beautiful unique machines to create a small piece of “hand cranked” history on MOTA Day!

“Out of the Vault” Offerings at MOTA Day!

To celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, each MOTA museum is participating in the “Out of the Vault” exhibit by showcasing an item that has rarely been on display or ever seen by the public. Here’s a rundown on the items that you will be able to see on MOTA Day, 2014! Check out the […]

Just Added: Performance by the 3/3rds at Pasadena Museum of History

On MOTA Day, the Pasadena Museum of History is proud to present a California original band, the 3/3rds!  This group combines the underdog instruments of the orchestra – bass, oboe, viola – with acoustic and just-intoned national guitar. Add some close three-part harmonies and the result is a jangly, sometimes exuberant, sometimes desolate sonic landscape of […]