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Download a free copy of the newly developed RAHS Explorer app that shows the location and histories of over 350 Heritage Award Homes in Redlands. The app can be searched by address, date of building, architectural style, builder, and architect. The apps are a product...

The Redlands Area Historical Society begins its 2017-2018 season with the serious subject of school segregation in the Mission School District.  Mission was not alone with the dubious policy of segregation since the Cram District had a similar policy at Arroyo Verde Elementary School. Audrey Maier,...

On March 27th three graduate students from the University of California Riverside will present their research on the role minorities played in the Inland Empire citrus industry. As Redlands became a focal point of the industry Native Americans, Chinese, Korean, Japanese were employed. The Federal...

Our annual Hillside Memorial Park walking tour will be given by Tom Atchley at 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Participants should meet in front of the Old Mausoleum. Cost of the tour is $10. Hillside Cemetery is located at 1540 Alessandro Road, Redlands....

A.K. Smiley Public Library at 125 W. Vine Street, Redlands The Redlands Area Historical Society is sponsoring its second annual Historic Preservation Faire in celebration of National Historic Preservation month and the City’s Historic Preservation Fortnight. This informative event will include a variety of activities throughout...

City of Redlands 6th Annual Historic Preservation Fortnight May 2016 Sponsored by Redlands Conservancy & The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. Discovering Redlands’ Mid-Century architecture is the theme of this year’s Historic Preservation Fortnight. Plan on attending any or all of the following events. Monday, May 9th: Opening Fortnight Reception – 6 p.m....

The first school in Crafton was started in 1875 to educate Cahuilla Native Americans. The school was located on the south-west corner of Opal Avenue and the Mill Creek Zanja. The school building was an adobe home constructed by Lewis and John Cram in 1855....

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Samuel and Elizabeth Simonds House 501 Walnut Avenue Many homes in the Residence Plat, near the Wissahickon Inn, were built at the turn of the century.  So, too, was the home we are visiting this month. Mr. and Mrs. Simonds arrived...

The Redlands Electric Light and Power Company led by Henry H. Sinclair, Henry Fisher and George H. Crafts made history in 1892 with the announcement of a power plant on Mill Creek to produce hydroelectric power using a three-phase system. Their first big contract customer...