By Nicole Cormier
Nestled in the lovely community of Pasadena is a museum that celebrates and educates others about the city’s (and surrounding communities) rich history. The Pasadena Museum of History features several different tours and exhibitions that will enlighten guests about the history of the area. Fenyes Mansion Tours takes guests through this old beauty, with a docent speaking about the home that housed four generations of the philanthropic Pasadena family. The Finnish Folk Museum reminds visitors that the Fenyes Mansion used to serve as the Finnish Consulate, and it is furnished like a 19th century farmhouse.
In the main History Center Gallery, currently on display is a beautiful homage to weddings past and present, called I Do! I Do! Pasadena Ties the Knot – Part II: 1950 to Present Day. Coming soon is Kites, Wings & Other Flying Things and The Colorado Street Bridge Centennial Exhibition. This charming museum will teach you everything you want to know about Pasadena from today all the way to its inception.
The drive to Pasadena isn’t a long one (only 10 miles), but it can be a pleasant one depending on your route. If you take the 110 you will pass the Los Angeles State Historic Park and Harmon Park along your journey. Another option is CA 134 which will cut up north past the foothills and Eagle Rock. Either option will provide a unique view of the cityscape as you drive. Whichever route you choose make sure you drive a vehicle that will reflect your classy taste while still handling like a champ. The 2013 C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino will do double duty as a luxury sedan with all the amenities while still performing like the high quality machine it is.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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