Board members have been busy putting together the finishing touches to the new Pacific Electric exhibit. Stop by to learn about the history of the Red Car from yesteryear. Exhibit includes a mom and child waiting for the train, authentic railroad rails, miscellaneous Pacific Electric artifacts and a TV that plays a DVD of the history of the Pacific Electric.
February 6 and 9 brought the Wildrose Elementary School 3rd grade classes to the museum for their annual tour. This year’s visit was a little different as the Gabrielino tribal archaeologist, Dr. Gary Stickel, gave a slide presentation. He pointed out locations of villages, shared pictorial representations of animals meaningful to the tribe, and fielded MANY questions from the students. His visit was truly interesting and MHM Board members also learned a lot!
On Saturday, January 13th, 20 members of the San Gabriel Valley Model A Ford Club visited the Monrovia Historical Museum for a tour. Members of the organizations brought along several cars that dated from 1928 - 1931. The Club began in 1958 and will be celebrating their 60th anniversary this year.
Board members are busy designing a Pacific Electric exhibit in the east wing of the Museum. Items on display will include magazines, photographs, maps, suitcases and more! The Museum is looking for any items related to the Pacific Electric Railway and will welcome any donated artifacts. An update will be posted on this blog once the exhibit is completed.
Learn about the art of quilting
The Monrovia Historic Preservation Group and the Monrovia Historical Museum are co-sponsoring an event about quilting to be presented by local business Cat’s Quilting Corner, located at 505 S. Myrtle Avenue. The quilting shop’s owner, Cat Knudtson and her mother, Dorine Nieuwenhuijis, will be sharing their many years of experience in the art of making a quilt.
The event is being held by MOHPG in conjunction with the Monrovia Historical Museum, which is also the location of the presentation. It will be held on Sunday, November 19, starting at 2 pm. (The museum is open from 1-4 pm.)
Attendees are encouraged to bring in heirloom quilts to be evaluated. Depending on the quilt, the mother-daughter team may be able to determine the age of the quilt, how it was made, and possibly its value.
The public is invited and refreshments will be served.
We have redesigned our Monrovia Airport "Flying Field" exhibit by providing more pictures and artifacts. Come by and read about the history of the airport and its connection to the McDonald's Restaurant of today and the Laurel and Hardy of yesterday!
Stop by to see our new doll exhibit! The Museum has an extensive doll collection that once belonged to Lucia Cromwell who was a teacher at Mayflower Elementary School in Monrovia, California from 1926-1962. During this time, she collected well over 600 dolls from around the world that she used as visual aids to teach her students about history and the diversity of various world cultures. Our display showcases twelve of the presidential dolls with their wives and also the dolls highlighted in the Doll Tales book sold in our Gift Shop.
On Monday, August 21, 2017, thirteen members from the Historic Preservation Volunteer Team from the Los Angeles County Arboretum came for a private tour of the Museum. Board Members ili Lobaco and Pam Barkas served as docents. The group took time out between visiting the two Museum wings to witness the solar eclipse. The group was very impressed with the collection that the Museum has and are looking forward to visiting again.
New Exhibit - Millinery Store
Stop by to see our newest exhibit in the East wing of the Museum. Our Millinery Store showcases our collection of vintage hats, gloves, handkerchiefs, shoes and more!