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The Gamble House Celebrates its Celtic Roots

Photo provided by Susan Gordon – Jamie Laval


This announcement is submitted by Susan Gordon.

When:  Sunday, June 2, 2013, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
What: A Family Fun-Filled Afternoon at Pasadena’s Iconic Greene & Greene House

Featuring the Premier Celtic Violinist Jamie Laval,
Pasadena Scottish Pipes & Drums, Highland Dancing,
Celtic Food & Marketplace,
Activities for Children & Tours of the House

The Gamble House celebrates the Celtic roots of the Gamble family with an afternoon of Celtic festivities including a performance with Jamie Laval, one of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene today, musical entertainment from the Pasadena Scottish Pipes. Drums, Highland dancing, a Celtic marketplace, food and beverages, fun and games, complimentary Celtic food tastings, local brewers and craft beer tastings, and tours of The Gamble House on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on the grounds of the iconic Gamble House located at 4 Westmoreland Place in Pasadena to celebrate the Celtic Roots of the Gamble family.

The Gamble House is an outstanding example of American Arts and Crafts style architecture. The house and furnishings were designed by Charles and Henry Greene in 1908 for David and Mary Gamble of the Procter & Gamble Company. The house, a National Historic Landmark, is owned by the City of Pasadena and operated by the University of Southern California and is open for public tours.

Descended from Scottish and Irish ancestors, David Berry Gamble was a second-generation member of the Procter & Gamble Company in Cincinnati, and had retired from active work in 1895. With his wife, Mary Huggins Gamble, they began to spend winters in Pasadena, residing in the area’s resort hotels. By 1907, the couple had decided to build a permanent home in Pasadena. In June of that year, they bought a lot on the short, private street, Westmoreland Place, passing up the more fashionable addresses on Orange Grove, known at that time as “Millionaires’ Row.” The house remained in the Gamble family until 1966, when it was deeded to the city of Pasadena in a joint agreement with the University of Southern California School of Architecture.

General admission: $50.00 – includes entertainment, touring of The Gamble House, and food & drink “tastings” (craft brews for those over 21, artisan sodas for the younger set);

VIP Tickets: $75.00 – includes the above, plus preferred parking, a meal selection, two pints of craft brew, and a special look at areas of The Gamble House not open to general admission;

Kids 12 and under (accompanied): $25 – includes general admission privileges;

Family of Four (two kids 12 and under): $125; VIP Family of Four: $225

626-793-3334; www.GambleHouse.org; [email protected]

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