Friday, July 10, 2009

Family Stories at Pasadena Museum of History

Family Stories: Sharing a Community's Legacy
is a fascinating exhibit at the Pasadena Museum of History, located on the corner of Walnut and Orange Grove. Focusing on six families of different cultures and all long-time residents, Family Stories opened my eyes to the fact that Pasadena wasn't built solely by midwesterners wintering in the area and deciding to stay put.

Experience the struggles and successes of families of African-American, Armenian-American, Chinese-American, Euro-American, Japanese-American and Mexican-American descent. Each story is told using photos, letters, clothing, furniture and other personal items from that family. The connecting theme is education, with each family making sure the next generation had a better life than the previous one. What a great story for any family, anywhere.

Click here to go to their Web site.

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