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March 3, 2018
9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour9:00 am: Old Pasadena Historic District Walking Tour
March 3, 2018 –
Old Pasadena has gone from drab and dingy to a shopping and dining destination. Without Pasadena Heritage, this National Register Historic District would have been destroyed! Now it is one of the finest examples of downtown revitalizations in the country. Let one of our trained docents lead you through the historic neighborhood and reveal its many hidden and unusual architectural details, old alleyways, and historic signs. This tour is available on the first Saturday of each month except November!
10:00 am: Landmark District and Mills Act How-to Workshop10:00 am: Landmark District and Mills Act How-to Workshop
March 3, 2018 –
In Pasadena, Landmark Districts are historic neighborhoods designated at the local level and protected by zoning laws. Designated properties are typically eligible for grants or tax incentives for rehabilitation projects through programs like the Mills Act. How do you know if your property or neighborhood is eligible? What is the application process? These questions and more will be addressed our staff, speakers from the City Planning Department, and local citizens participating in each of the programs.
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March 8, 2018
7:00 pm: Spring Lecture and Documentary Screening by author Kelly Comras7:00 pm: Spring Lecture and Documentary Screening by author Kelly Comras
March 8, 2018 –
On March 8th at 7:00 p.m. Pasadena Heritage will present author Kelly Comras who will speak on the career and accomplishments of distinguished mid-century landscape architect Ruth Shellhorn. The evening also includes a screening of the documentary film about Ms. Shellhorn and a book-signing will follow the talk and film. Ruth Shellhorn, mid-century landscape architect who defined regional aesthetic of Southern California, is perhaps best known for her work on the Bullock’s department stores and her work with Walt Disney on the original design of Disneyland. Shellhorn also designed the landscape master plan for UC at Riverside and other campuses as well as a number of private gardens and estates for movie stars and business leaders in the Los Angeles region.
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March 14, 2018
6:30 pm: Participate Pasadena Community Meeting6:30 pm: Participate Pasadena Community Meeting
March 14, 2018 –
The meeting will focus on Mansionization in non-hillside Pasadena neighborhoods that do not have Landmark District designation. Large new single-family homes and major remodels have been on the upswing and can change the character and scale of residential streets and neighborhoods. The City of Pasadena is in the process of drafting new regulations on single-family construction, and information gathered at this meeting will provide constructive input. The evening’s agenda also includes an introduction to the City’s upcoming Specific Plan process where eight areas of the city are targeted to receive special consideration under the recently updated General Plan.
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March 17, 2018
9:00 am: Markham Place Neighborhood Walking Tour9:00 am: Markham Place Neighborhood Walking Tour
March 17, 2018 –
The Governor Markham Landmark District is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the City of Pasadena, and residences included in the District parallel Pasadena’s growth from incorporation as a city in 1886. Ninety-four percent of the homes were constructed between 1891 and 1933. This area became an official Landmark District in 2005 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012, nominated by Pasadena Heritage.
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March 25, 2018
9:00 am: Spring Home Tour - Better Homes and Gardens9:00 am: Spring Home Tour - Better Homes and Gardens
March 25, 2018 –
With articles such as “Create the perfect front yard and backyard landscapes with our gardening tips,” Better Homes and Gardens, first published in 1922, continues to be one of America’s favorite magazines. Filled with beautiful pictures of architecture, home decor, landscape, furniture, recipes, and more, it has everything a homeowner needs to create an indoor-outdoor living space that has been and will always be a standard for California living.
Pasadena Heritage’s Spring Home Tour, “Better Homes and Gardens”, invites guests to see and experience how various styles of architecture and landscape influence each other and come together to create perfect harmony. From the “curb appeal” to the private interiors, featured houses demonstrate the ideals of indoor-outdoor living blended seamlessly.
The tour is a drive-yourself tour with trained docents at each location. Prior to the tour a lecture will be presented on architectural and landscape styles and influences from the past to the present day. Visit our website for updated information.
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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT
There is more to the Arts and Crafts Movement than just architecture. Painters, ceramists, textile artists, builders, and others found their niche in the Movement that celebrates art and fine craftsmanship. Craftsman Weekend gives guests the opportunity to learn more with hands-on and in-depth activities.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017
Silk Painting Workshop
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$70 nonmembers / $65 members
Enjoy the thrill of silk painting with Audrey Durnan Master Silk Painter. Audrey has been designing botanical themes for silk scarves and garments for 20 years. She has exhibited her work throughout the country including the Smithsonian Institution as a designer for the Bernina Runway Show. Prior to silk paining, Audrey was a ceramic designer for Chelsea Pottery in London. For this workshop, all materials will be provided, and you will produce a beautiful, hand-painted silk scarf/table-runner of flowers to use and enjoy as a unique reminder of this Craftsman Weekend! Limited to 15 people.
Arts & Crafts Hand Embroidery Workshop
Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
$90 nonmembers / $85 members
Learn the fine art of hand embroidery with Roycroft Master Artisan Natalie Richards. Participants will stitch the Poppies Table Scarf or select an embroidery kit of their choice. The class will provide the beginner and the most experienced of embroiderers, classic techniques to master and use to create heirloom textiles. Basic embroidery stitches presented in antique Arts & Crafts textiles will be taught. Students will learn proper anchoring techniques (no knot method); stem stitch, satin stitch, long and short stitches and French knots, blocking, and finishing techniques. Techniques will be monitored during the session with basic embroidery stitches implemented into their textile project. For a new challenge this class will focus on learning how to hemstitch which can be used to create an array of artistic designs on curtains and table scarves. A kit is included with the class. Participants can select another project if they choose.
Students are encouraged to bring: Basic Embroidery Scissors - class scissors will be provided for students to share and/or 4 or 6-inch embroidery hoop. Hoops will be available for purchase
Limited to 15 people.
Stitch the “Best of Fall” Needle Art Embroidery Workshop
Friday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
$90 nonmembers / $85 members
Learn the fine art of hand embroidery with Roycroft Master Artisan Natalie Richards. Class participants will stitch a beautiful landscape created exclusively for Craftsman Weekend. This particular landscape won Juror’s Choice Award at the 48th Annual Redlands Art Association Multi Media Show. No drawing, painting or stitching experience needed! The class will provide the beginner and the most experienced of embroiderers classic techniques to master and use in a fine needle art landscape that will be suitable for framing. Basic embroidery stitches presented in antique Arts & Crafts textiles will be used to “fill our canvas” with textures to represent trees and foliage. Participants will learn how to create back stitch, satin stitch, French knots, seed stitch, and thread painting. Stitches and techniques will be taught and practiced during the class time. All materials are included for this class.
Participants are encouraged to bring notebook and pen for taking notes, a needle threader, embroidery scissors , a small embroidery hoop. Scissors and embroider hoops will be available for purchase.
Limited to 15 people.
Window Restoration Seminar
Friday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
$35 nonmember / $30 members
Window Restoration and Repair provides wood window restoration and repair services for most of the southern California area. They restore older and historic windows to make them energy efficient and fully operational while keeping the character of your historic building. Learn how to restore your old windows instead of replacing them. This seminar is led by Craftsman Weekend exhibitor Scott Campbell who will show you how to remove your window, retrieve old weights and replace window cords. It will also help you determine what kinds of windows were originally in your old house. Limited to 20 people.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
“The Craftsman-era Kitchen” Lecture
Saturday 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
$22 nonmember / $18 member
This presentation explores a Craftsman-era kitchen with Marguerite Duncan-Abrams of Memory Lane Cuisine. See how changes in technology defined equipment, efficiency, and variety in recipes. Samples of baked goods made using Craftsman-era recipes will be provided.
Energy Efficiency Lecture
Saturday 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Join us to learn how the Historic Building Energy Efficiency Program could help you. As the owner of an historic home served by SoCal Gas and a municipal electric utility, you are eligible to participate in an exciting initiative just for homeowners like you. The Historic Building Energy Efficiency Program helps introduce owners of historic homes to energy efficiency programs and rebates available from SoCal Gas. A Los Angeles-based team of architectural historians and energy efficiency experts at ICF have pre-screened and trained a group of local energy efficiency contractors, who are trained in restoration construction and preservation when installing energy saving measures in historic homes.
Antiques and Contemporary Furnishings & Decorative Arts Sale
Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE
Sunday, October 29 10:00 am – 5:00 pm FREE
The Antiques and Contemporary Furnishings & Decorative Arts Sale will be held at the Pasadena Convention Center. Pasadena Heritage will showcase more than 40 exhibitors from across the U.S. and their broad spectrum of Craftsman-era and period-inspired works. Located at the Pasadena Convention and Visitors Center at 300 E. Green Street in the lower level of the Conference Center.
Exhibition Hall Sponsored by:
Silent Auction and Craftsman Weekend Souvenirs
Saturday, October 28 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 29 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Be sure to visit the Pasadena Heritage membership and merchandise booth and the popular Silent Auction. Contributions for the Silent Auction come from exhibitors, local shops, businesses and individual donors, providing a broad array of choices. Bidding for the Silent Auction begins on Saturday at 9:00 am and closes Sunday at 4:00 pm.
All proceeds will benefit the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage.