It’s not too late to make reservations for a wonderful afternoon with me and my friends at the Pasadena Museum of History:
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 12 NOON,
GILDED AGE HOLIDAY TOUR OF FENYES MANSION & TEA AT RAYMOND RESTAURANT
Special Appearance by Michelle Mills,
Queen of Pasadena’s 31st Occasional Doo Dah Parade
Due to the sold-out status of the Gilded Age Holiday Tour and Tea Package, the Pasadena Museum of History has added a “Royal Tour and Tea” on Friday, December 28, 12:00 noon, which will feature a special welcome by Michelle Mills, newspaper reporter and Queen of the 31st Occasional Doo Dah Parade.
The tour spotlights the history of Edwardian-style holiday décor in the 100 year-old Fenyes Mansion, one of the few remaining grand residences that once lined Orange Grove Boulevard — Pasadena’s famed “Millionaire’s Row.” Trained docents weave stories of long-ago holiday celebrations with details of the decorating styles of the early 1900s and the genesis of many of today’s cherished traditions. The festive afternoon continues with a special tea at The Raymond Restaurant, originally the caretaker’s cottage of the famed Raymond Hotel.
Time: 12:00 noon – Fenyes Mansion Tour; 1:45 pm Tea at The Raymond Restaurant
Date: Friday, December 28, 2007 (please note: the tours on Thursdays, December 13, 20 & 27 are sold out)
Location: Fenyes Mansion at the Pasadena Museum of History, 470 W. Walnut St. (corner Orange Grove & Walnut), Pasadena; The Raymond Restaurant, 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena. Please note: tour guests must self-drive to the restaurant.
Cost: Tour $8 general; $4 museum members (advance payment required); Tea $25 (payable at restaurant; 20% percent of your restaurant bill will be donated to the Museum).
Reservations: Advanced reservation & tour payment required. Please call 626 577-1660, ext. 20 and ask for the holiday decor mansion tour and tea package.
Online information: www.pasadenahistory.org
I hope to see many of my loyal subjects here on Friday. You will learn some history and culture, enjoy a tasteful feast, bask in my glory AND support a community-devoted institution. What more could you ask for?? Don’t you dare say “a pony”!