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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...

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. J. Warren Sleeper House 424 W. Olive Avenue One of the most eye-catching homes on Olive is the "eclectic bungalow" owned by Chris and Tammy White. Perhaps its most distinctive feature is the "eyebrow" recessed veranda partway up the steeply gabled...

Ann Cordy Deegan will present her research on Redlanders participation in World War I at the Redlands Area Historical  Society meeting Monday, February 23, in the Assembly Room of A.K. Smiley Public Library at 7:00 p.m.   Deegan researched thoroughly the men that fought in...