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Musems of the Arroyo Day 2016
Sunday, May 15, 2016 • 12:00pm-5:00pm (last entry at 4pm)

at the Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

FREE public event, no advance reservations required.

  • For MOTA Day’s “Hidden in Plain Sight”, the Gamble House spotlights the garden restoration project; a Garden Discovery Cart will help guests explore the plants and materials used in the restoration.
  • Refreshments in the backyard
  • Children can create a hand-colored fan based on the moth design of the Tiffany lamp in the Gamble House; as well as plant a seed to take home and start a garden at home.

Join us for Museums of the Arroyo Day on Sunday, May 15, 2016, when six museums in Los Angeles and Pasadena open their doors — free of charge — from noon to 5 p.m., with last museum entrance at 4 p.m.

Celebrating a diverse mix of art, architecture and history of the Arroyo Seco area, MOTA Day features six unique history-based museums that preserve and perpetuate early Los Angeles life. The public can visit one or all of the museums during the day at no charge.

MOTA museum members include The Autry’s Historic Southwest Museum Mt. Washington Campus, the Gamble House, Heritage Square Museum, the Los Angeles Police Museum, the Lummis Home and Garden and the Pasadena Museum of History. In addition to its ongoing regular displays and exhibits, each museum will feature a distinctive slice of Southern California history.

For more information on the twenty-six annual MOTA Day, please join the fun on Facebook by becoming a fan. To inquire about unique sponsorship of this year’s MOTA Day, please contact your nearest MOTA Day museum.

annual meeting 2016 event featured

Friends of the Gamble House Annual Meeting
Saturday, June 11, 2016 • 12:00pm-2:00pm

at the Crow-Crocker House (1909-10)
979 South El Molino Ave., Pasadena, CA 91106


$40.00 per person  |  Tickets available by phone at 844-325-0812
(Ticketing services provided by Acme Ticketing)
Please reserve your tickets by May 30th

The FoGH Annual Meeting will include:
A self-paced tour of the Crow-Crocker House

Annual meeting program

Presentation on the work of Henry Greene by guest speaker Jennifer Trotoux

Lunch and Book Signing

We’re proud to welcome our special guest, Virginia Hales (granddaughter of Henry Greene),
who will be signing copies of “Greene & Greene, Their Ancestral Heritage, 1550-1900”.
Books will be available for purchase the day of the event.


The Crow-Crocker House was executed entirely under Henry Greene’s direction. The house, originally designed for Dr. S. S. Crow with garden and outbuilding additions for Edward S. Crocker, shows the younger brother’s mature ability. The single-story structure is arranged around a narrow courtyard in a U-shaped plan whose open end stands away from the street. One wing of the plan is devoted to the service functions of the house, the opposite wing to family bedrooms. The link between the two is devoted to living room and dining room. Glazed doors opposite the entry provide garden views beyond the courtyard from which light floods into the north wing through a continuous wall of casement windows that open into the hallway serving the bedroom chambers.

The Crow house and Crocker gardens are Henry’s early triumph, giving him the confidence to sustain increasing independent design work in future years.

50th anniversary

Gamble House 50th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, September 25, 2016

at the Gamble House
4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103

For the Gamble House 50th Anniversary Celebration

This will be a public event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Gamble House being a public museum. More information to come but save the date and plan to join us for this special day of celebration.
Visit our 50th Anniversary information page for photos and details on this event.
Photo: Gamble House, c. 1966

View a list of past Gamble House events