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Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 21 to 27

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 21 to 27
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Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 21, to Friday, March 27.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!   Hope Demetriades will be on hand at the opening reception for her exhibition The North Stars: Canonizing the American Abolitionists Saturday, March 21, from […]

Mystery History Solved! — Special Edition

Mystery History Solved! — Special Edition

In this May 8, 1903, photo, the community stands ready to welcome President Theodore Roosevelt to Benjamin D. Wilson School*. It was a high school from 1892 to 1903. Here’s how it looked without all the festoonery: Newspapers throughout the land were reporting on the planning of Roosevelt’s Great Western Tour during which he would […]

Mystery History Solved! — Special Edition #3

Mystery History Solved! — Special Edition #3

There were three correct guesses out of the 70 or so placed in the suggestion box for Mystery History photo #3 at the Pasadena Museum of History, so Laura Verlaque and I used a very scientific method to choose one. Geoff Meehan is the winner! In this May 8, 1903, photo, the community stands ready […]

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events March 14 to 20

Looking for Something To Do? Free Events March 14 to 20

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 14, to Friday, March 20.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!  March is One City, One Story month — our community reading celebration! Have you read this year’s selection The Book of Unknown Americans yet?  […]

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Pretty Is as Pretty Does

Pretty Is as Pretty Does

  Mommy said this to my sister and me when we were growing up more times than I can count:  “Pretty is as pretty does.” In other words, you can look pretty and get all gussied up but it is your actions and behavior that really matter. She definitely led by example. There are dozens […]

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 7 to 13

Looking for Something to Do? Free Events March 7 to 13

Here are free events scheduled Saturday, March 7, to Friday, March 13.All events are free, so take a look — and don’t you dare say there’s nothing to do in Pasadena!    The Arroyo Seco Foundation‘s Stream Team will host a beginners’ workshop on propogation of native plants Saturday, March 7, from 9 to 10:30 […]

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition #2

Mystery History — Solved! Special Edition #2

There were a handful of correct guesses out of the 30 or so placed in the suggestion box at the Pasadena Museum of History, so I turned the correct ones over on a table and invited Laura Verlaque to choose one.Jennifer Carey is the winner! In this January 1905 photo, Pasadena Police Chief W. Wray Freeman […]

Mystery History — Special Edition

Mystery History — Special Edition

Photo #2: Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified for the first time ever because this contest is strictly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics that feature photos, artifacts and back […]

Mystery History — Special Edition #2

Mystery History — Special Edition #2

Photo #2: Where are we? And what’s happening?For this special edition of Mystery History, guesses on this blog are disqualified because this contest is strictly low-tech. Come to my Mystery History exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of History and stroll through the 14 topics that feature photos, artifacts and back stories. At the end of the […]