Pasadena Museum of History
470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena
A museum and research library/archives focusing on the history of Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley, the Pasadena Museum of History is located on the grounds of the Fenyes Mansion – one of the few remaining grand homes on Pasadena’s former “Millionaire’s Row.” The 1906 Beaux Arts Fenyes Mansion is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The history galleries contain changing exhibitions and the “Tupa” or the Finnish Folk Art Museum, one of a handful of museums devoted to the Scandinavian country in the United States.
2015 MOTA DAY ACTIVITIES:
- View the Current Exhibition:When Johnny Came Marching West: How the Civil War Shaped Pasadena.
- Visit out an actual reenactment of a Civil War encampment.
- Art2Go invites young crafters to help them create a gigantic quilt among other craft projects.
- Mini-Tours of Fenyes Mansion. Visitors can get a first look at the historic residence following its recent $1.7 million rejuvenation.
- Tours of Finnish Folk Art Museum. Members of the Finlandia Foundation will welcome guests to the museum which is furnished in the style of a 19th century Finnish farmhouse. This unique exhibition provides a fascinating glimpse into Finland’s tradition and culture and reminds visitors that the Fenyes Mansion once served as the Finnish Consulate.
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