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Festive & Fashionable!

Festive & Fashionable!
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We are easily lured by the baubles and lights of the holiday season. Some may even call us suckers, but that’s too humbug for our merry mood, so we shall ho ho ho and prance along on our way. One holiday event to which we shall prance is Pasadena Museum of History‘s holiday open house—”Festive […]

Downstairs at the Mansion

Downstairs at the Mansion

Join Sheryl Peters, educator, researcher, and Pasadena Museum of History docent, as she explores the world of domestic service downstairs at the Fenyes Mansion on March 5th. The art, objects, and furnishings on display in historic Fenyes Mansion speak eloquently of the taste, discernment, interests, and wealth of the four generations who lived there beginning […]

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

Fenyes & Queen Anne for the Holidays

We find holiday decorations hard to resist. Wreaths on front doors, faux candles in windows, sparkling lights in trees. We love getting off main roads to meander along side streets, checking our rear view mirror so we can putter along at 20 miles per hour, swinging our head left to right to catch sightings of […]

Painting Los Feliz Adobe

Painting Los Feliz Adobe

“She was never so happy as when motoring and looking for adobes.”[1] One hundred years ago this fall, sometime around the end of November and the beginning of December, Eva Scott Fenyes made a study of an old adobe ranch house in Griffith Park. Her watercolor sketches of the adobe bear November dates and the […]

Painting in the Garden

Painting in the Garden

Fenyes Mansion has kept a long tradition of inviting guests to paint outdoors in its grounds. In the early twentieth century, Eva Scott Fenyes welcomed artists to her gardens where she too joined the en plein-air gatherings, sketching alongside Benjamin C. Brown, Richard E. Miller, and Channel Pickering Townsley. In the early twenty first century, […]

It’s Time for (Holiday) Teas

It’s Time for (Holiday) Teas

We Americans may be more inclined to enjoy a cup o’ joe, but the lovers of tea have boldly muscled their way in, figuratively and literally. Tea houses—traditional English or modern Asian—liberally dot our valley. This holiday season offers some special high teas that involve history, elegance, bears, and a curmudgeon. Fenyes Mansion Holiday Tour […]

PMH Seeking Volunteers

PMH Seeking Volunteers

The Pasadena Museum of History is calling all volunteers (or want-to-be volunteers): Each year thousands of third and fourth-grade students come to Pasadena History Museum to take advantage of unique programs exploring the history and art of the western San Gabriel Valley. These learning experiences are especially memorable because they take place in historic Fenyes […]

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

Mrs. Fenyes and the Movies (Part 1 of 4): Los Angeles

By Sheryl Peters Eva Fenyes came to Pasadena in 1896, attracted by the temperate climate, the beautiful landscape, and the quality of light which is so unique to Southern California. Eva was a watercolor artist and a patron of the arts, commissioning and collecting work to be hung in the mansion she built at 170 […]

Beetling, Building, and Painting with Eva & Adalbert Fenyes

Beetling, Building, and Painting with Eva & Adalbert Fenyes

A lot was happening that spring in 1906.  To begin with, Eva and Adalbert Fenyes were on a railway journey across the United States and Canada.  In early May, the Los Angeles Times announced their pending departure. “They will leave Pasadena Wednesday or Thursday and will first travel in the Southwest. From New Orleans they […]

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

Filming at the Fenyes Mansion

By Bob Bennett Eva Scott Fenyes, the grande dame of Fenyes Mansion (now the site of Pasadena Museum of History) is much remembered for her interest in art and art collecting. She included motion pictures in her artistic interests and was an early proponent of the new technology. In the early 1900s, just a few […]

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