Two popular exhibitions at Pasadena Museum of History will come to a close at 5:00 pm on Sunday, January 13.
What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been: 35 Years of the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade is a colorful, fun-filled exhibition exploring the wacky and irreverent world of Doo Dah, including “the other” parade’s origins, and the social significance of this counter-culture public spectacle. Displays include a photo wall of parade and crowd shots; vignettes of entries – including the BBQ & Hibachi Grill Team, the Synchronized Precision Marching Briefcase Drill Team, plus costumes and memorabilia of various Queens and music groups.
Pacific Electric Railway, Then & Now, based on the book of the same name by authors and exhibition co-curators Steve Crise and Michael Patris, brings the famed railway back to life through images and artifacts. The exhibition at PMH includes an expanded collection of images found in the book from the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society archives, including rare images from the past that are compared to what can be seen in the same locations today, as seen through the lens of photographer Steve Crise. Additionally, an original advertising painting from the Pacific Electric Railway is on display for the first time in generations, as well as three new paintings by renowned artist Harlan Hiney, who uses historic images to create new works of art.
Location: Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St., Pasadena 91103
Hours: 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm Wednesdays through Sundays.
Admission: $7 General; $6 Students & Seniors; Members & Children under 12 Free.
Free admission on “Community Wednesday” to anyone who lives, works or is a student in any of the following local communities: Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Bradbury, Duarte, Eagle Rock, El Sereno, Glendale, Highland Park, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Monrovia, Monterey Park, Pasadena, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena and Temple City. Please mention this offer and show some form of i.d. in the Museum Store.