Free Storytelling Event at Pasadena Museum of History

Hear stories from the wild west at the Pasadena Museum of History. – Courtesy photo

True Legends of the Gold Rush

The Pasadena Museum of History is having a free storytelling event on Saturday, March 23, at 2 p.m. Storyteller Edward Landler (“Mr. Ed”) takes the public back in time to the wild west of the Calif. Gold Rush using his many voices, multiple hats and some surprises.  Landler will share both factual and poetic accounts of the discovery of gold, the naming of Death Valley, and the exploits of legendary bandit Joaquin Murrieta. His stories will explore how the present can change the way we view the past.

This free program is suitable for adults and school-age children. It is presented in conjunction with Pasadena Public Library and the City of Pasadena’s One City, One Story community reading program, which has selected the Pulitzer Prize finalist “In the Distance” by Hernan Diaz for spring 2019. A portion of Diaz’s book tells the story of a new immigrant experiencing life during the Calif. Gold Rush.

Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged due to limited seating available. Reserve online at or by calling 1 (800) 838-3006.

The  Pasadena Museum of History address is 470 W. Walnut St. Free parking is available in the Museum lot and on Walnut St. For additional information, visit or call (626) 577-1660.

March 7, 2019

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