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Stroll Down Memory Lane offers experience of Pasadena's history and heritage
Apr 21 2015 - 04:15:00 pm
The City of Pasadena will host a historical festival this Saturday, April 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Heritage Park & Museum (204 South Main). The event is called Stroll Down Memory Lane, and admission is free.

Thanks to a partnership with corporate sponsor, Texan Plus, this year’s event has been expanded to offer more fun for the whole family. Barbeque and soft drinks will be sold, and there will be 25 vendor booths, including some local artists who will be hosting demonstrations and selling their art. One of the featured artists who will be painting on-site at the festival is Ken Pridgeon, widely known for his paintings of the fallen soldiers of Texas.

Pasadena’s oldest fire engine, “Old Betsy,” will be on display during the festival, along with a horse buggy from 1910. All five of the historic homes in the park will be open, with extensive displays of photos, scrapbooks and memorabilia.

In addition, kids can enjoy bouncing on a moon walk, taking pictures in the photo booth and meeting a fire dog. There are a variety of entertainers performing throughout the day, including the Silver Star Senior Tappers, line dancers from the Madison Jobe Senior Center, and several singers and bands. The Master of Ceremonies will be Jim Adkins, and the Mistress of Ceremonies will be Ms. Edna Pierce, who is the museum’s curator.

Pierce has made it her life’s mission to preserve Pasadena’s history and hopes that this year’s Stroll Down Memory Lane will help get even more people in the community involved in helping with that goal.

“We hope to raise money to make repairs on the museum buildings and possibly build a new visitor center that can house the old carriage and perhaps some children’s interactive exhibits,” Pierce said. “Our heritage is so important. It is part of who we are; it is our identity.”
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