The Original Busch Gardens with Michael Logan

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The Original Busch Gardens with Michael Logan

Exploring Pasadena: The Original Busch Gardens An Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Historian & Author Michael Logan

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Pasadena Museum of History 470 West Walnut Street Pasadena, CA 91103

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Exploring Pasadena: The Original Busch Gardens

An Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Historian & Author Michael Logan

Friday, September 30 | 7:00 pm

(Rescheduled for September 9)

Anheuser Busch Brewing Association President and “Captain of Industry” Adolphus Busch’s spectacular Busch Gardens in Pasadena captivated visitors from the day it opened to the public in 1906 until the attraction’s closure in 1938. With terraced hillsides, waterfalls and ponds, miles of scenic paths, and enchanting fairytale statuary, the original Busch Gardens was one of Southern California’s first mega-parks and a world-famous tourist attraction.

PMH is excited to welcome back author and historian Michael Logan for another fascinating presentation on his wide-ranging research and exploration into Pasadena’s original Busch Gardens. Join Michael as he shares unique stories and images that will transport participants back to the Gardens’ in all their glory.

In 2001, Pasadena residents and historians Michael Logan and the late Gary Cowles teamed up to launch the most comprehensive research ever done on the Gardens. They co-curated a popular exhibit at Pasadena Museum of History to celebrate the Garden’s centennial. Now, after an eighteen year-long journey into the history and lore of this nearly-forgotten treasure, Logan is back once more – this time for an in-person presentation – celebrating the publication of his ground-breaking 200-page book on the topic.

BOOK INFORMATION: The Original Busch Gardens: Adolphus Busch’s Gift to Pasadena, California will be available to purchase at the program. It features interviews with individuals who experienced Busch Gardens first-hand; maps and historic timelines; and images and stories from a wide variety of sources, including the Anheuser Busch archives in St. Louis, the Busch family, and Pasadena Museum of History.

Presentation will begin at 7:00 pm; PMH Galleries will be open for viewing at 6:00 pm.

Please Note: Masks will be required for this program.

Image: Stoneridge Drive 110 years ago. Sculpted terraces, cactus garden, tree trunk benches, curbs with drainage grates. Courtesy of Michael Logan.

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