Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Pasadena Museum of History May events

Pasadena Museum of History
Calendar of Events: May 2013
470 W. Walnut Street, Pasadena , CA 91103; Free Parking.
Information/Reservations: 626.577.1660, ext. 10, or at www.pasadenahistory.org.

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Friday, Saturday & Sunday, May 3, 4 & 5 – May M.A.D.ness (Member Appreciation Days)
Enjoy reciprocal free admission and 20% store discounts as we celebrate Member Appreciation Days at 14 participating cultural venues in Southern California. Show one valid membership card from the list below to receive this special benefit at all other institutions:
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels – Craft and Folk Art Museum – Heritage Square Museum – Japanese American National Museum – The Library Store at Los Angeles Central Library – MOCA – Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Museum of Latin American Art – Pacific Asia Museum – Pasadena Museum of California Art – Pasadena Museum of History – San Diego Museum of Art – Skirball Cultural Center.
Tickets: Free admission with valid museum membership i.d.; contact individual venues for hours and information.

Wednesday, May 8, 10:00 am at San Rafael Library, 1240 Nithsdale Rd., Pasadena 91105 – Sunny Tales from Around the World: Children’s Storytime
On the second Wednesday of every month, PMH presents a storytelling series in collaboration with the Pasadena Public Library, San Rafael branch. In May, the Museum’s beloved storyteller Sunny Stevenson will enthrall her listeners with stories about Flowers. Please join us!
Tickets: Free

Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 pm - Margaret Fuller: A New American Life -- Lecture and book signing with Megan Marshall
Prize-winning biographer and native Pasadenan Megan Marshall will speak on researching and writing Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, her new biography of pioneering feminist, journalist, and radical thinker Margaret Fuller. Born in New England in 1810 and a key figure in the Transcendentalist group along with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Fuller moved on to become a front page columnist for Horace Greeley’s New-York Tribune, covering the seamier side of the great metropolis by reporting on its prisons, asylums, and orphan schools. Books will be available for purchase.
Tickets: Museum Members $10; Non-Members $15 (includes reception, lecture & gallery entrance); Reservations are required and available online at margaretfuller.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006, ext. 1. Limited tickets may be available at the door for an extra $5 charge.

Sunday, May 19, 12:00 Noon to 5:00 pm – MOTA Day
An art/culture/history extravaganza is in store for visitors to Pasadena Museum of History at the 24th MOTA (Museums of the Arroyo) Day on Sunday, May 19. This annual event celebrates the diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the Arroyo Seco area with free admission to five unique history-based museums that preserve and perpetuate early Los Angeles life. PMH is proud to collaborate with Pasadena Society of Artists for an afternoon featuring a juried art exhibition onthe theme "Relationships," displays and sales by more than 40 of our area's finest artists, hands-on art workshops for children, plus mini-tours of Fenyes Mansion and the Finnish Folk Art Museum, and our stunning exhibition of vintage wedding gowns. A special treat -- the Pie 'n Burger truck will be on hand to satisfy your hunger and celebrate the iconic eatery's 50th anniversary!
Tickets: Free admission, parking at the Avery Dennison lot adjacent to PMH, and shuttle buses to other locations. For information on offerings at the other locations, please visitwww.museumsofthearroyo.com.

Tuesday, May 21, 7:30 pm – Cheers! The History of the Wedding Toast
Join Jim Ciccolo, lecturer and devotee of food and wine, as he explores the origins of the wedding toast and its code of etiquette: how to give an award-winning, memorable toast while observing its unwritten rules. Jim will discuss suggested do’s and don’ts, emphasizing some of the pitfalls to avoid when proffering best wishes in an environment that may be punctuated by the presence of family, friends, and business acquaintances. And if that’s not enough, we will also learn the proper technique for the safe opening a bottle of champagne with a saber!
Tickets: Museum Members $10; Non-Members $15 (includes reception, lecture & gallery entrance); Reservations are required and available online at weddingtoast.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 1.800.838.3006, ext. 1. Limited tickets may be available at the door for an extra $5 charge.

These special programs are presented in addition to the Museum’s ongoing exhibitions and Fenyes Mansion Tours. For complete PMH offerings please visit www.pasadenahistory.org or call 626.577.1660, ext. 10.

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