Our family visits our about once a year - right around the time of the Mother's Day Tour of Historical homes. Today I went to look for information about a property I am selling and realized that we should stop by more often!
When I walked in, there was a healthy number of people - I walked in at the end of a presentation about the history of Monrovia . My first thought was that I should have come to the presentation! It looked so interesting and the Park Ranger was so friendly and courteous. There were homeowners talking to Steve Baker and then to Jim. Mark was there, helpful as always! Mark showed me the upcoming exhibition - Native American artifacts. There is a canoe ready for display and plans to build a straw teepee house. I can't wait to bring my children to see it!
I patiently waited for Jim to finish talking to a couple (homeowners looking to restore their historic home) and realized that not only was he providing information, but he has offered to mentor the homeowners. When it got to be my turn, Jim verifified that my sellers have indeed a Batchelder fireplace and was kind enough to show me the pictures he has captured of other Batchelder fireplaces, which are being shared with the public via the Monrovia Historic Preservation Group http://www.mohpg.org/more/batchelder-tiles-of-monrovia/.
If you are looking for something fun to do (and free!), stop by and visit this amazing group of passionate Monrovians! The museum is open on Thursday and Sundays from 1-4pm. They are located at Recreation Park - Monrovia Historical Museum, 742 East Lemon Avenue, Monrovia, CA 91016
Did you know all museums have a free day? If you are interested in museums but are short on funds, check out any museum's web page and find the day they are free.