2023 Colorado Street Bridge Party

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Pasadena Heritage

Preserving Pasadena's past for Pasadena's future

Protecting Pasadena’s architectural legacy since 1977.

Blinn House image by Tavo Olmos and Dennis Hill

Our Mission

The mission of Pasadena Heritage is to identify, preserve and protect the historic, architectural and cultural resources of the City of Pasadena through advocacy and education.

About Us

Pasadena Heritage is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit founded in 1977 to combat the demolition of cherished cultural and historic landmarks in Pasadena.

Through advocacy, education, historic walking tours, the tri-annual weekend event Preservation Pasadena, the beloved Pasadena tradition the Colorado Street Bridge Party and so much more, we are dedicated to the protection and defense of Pasadena’s rich history and extraordinary architectural legacy.


Educating the public about Pasadena’s cultural and historic resources and architectural heritage is a principal tenet of our mission.

Throughout the year our varied educational offerings include guided walking tours, narrated bus tours, presentations and illustrated lectures by preservation experts, and self-guided or drive-yourself tours.

Upcoming Events

May 4, 2024

Old Pasadena Walking Tour North – May

An in-depth look at one of Pasadena’s most historic and vibrant neighborhoods.
Sue Mossman, Pasadena Heritage Executive Director, portrait.
May 4, 2024

Sue Mossman Retirement Dinner

A special night celebrating our Executive Director of 30 years and her dedication to Pasadena.
July 6, 2024

The Art Deco Architecture of the Playhouse District – July

Art Deco Highlights of the Playhouse District.
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Join us and make a historic impact!

Help preserve Pasadena’s history, save endangered buildings, structures and places, and defend Pasadena’s storied legacy.

Pasadena Heritage staff in celebration at the annual party on the staircase of the Blinn House.

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