Welcome to The Redlands Area Historical Society
Although a Redlands Area Historical Society was organized in 1900, today’s Society was established in 1972 and incorporated in 1974. The Redlands Area Historical Society’s purpose is to support and to advance the many facets of the area’s historic resources.
Historic resources, sites, and memorabilia provide tangible links to, and visible reminders of, the past, bringing continuity and perspective to our lives. By perpetuating our past through the preservation of historic resources, we maintain a rich diversity in our community life. By respecting and restoring architectural integrity of structures and by conserving neighborhood environments, we preserve the unique character and document the historical evolution of the place in which we live.
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc., emphasizes the conservation of the past in terms of buildings, neighborhoods, written and oral history, and memorabilia as well as programs to educate citizens, young and old, on the significance of the values of Redlands’ heritage.
RAHS At a glance
- Established in 1972
- Incorporated in 1974
- Support Redlands Area Historic Resources
- Preservation of Historic Resources
- Respecting & Restoring Architectural Integrity
- Conservation of the Past
- Educate Citizens, Young & Old
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May 2023 Historic Preservation Fortnight
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. & Redlands Conservancy “2023 Historic Preservation Fortnight” May 15-24, 2023 7:00 p.m. Various Locations Once again, the Redlands
Proposed RAHS By-Laws Revisions 2023
Please find the cover letter and proposed revisions to the Society’s by-laws in PDF format at the two links below, thank you. Download 2023 Cover
April 24, 2023 Program: “The Marvelous Mrs. Meigs”
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. Program Announcement “The Marvelous Mrs. Meigs” Monday, April 24, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Contemporary Club 173 S. Eureka
March 27, 2023 Program: “The 1938 Flood”
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. Program Announcement “The 1938 Flood” Monday, March 27, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Contemporary Club 173 S. Eureka Street,
February 27, 2023 Program: “Before & After, Part II”
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. Program Announcement “Before & After, Part II” Monday, February 27, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Contemporary Club 173 S.
January 23, 2023 Program: “A History of Redlands Through Maps”
The Redlands Area Historical Society, Inc. Program Announcement “A History of Redlands Through Maps” Monday, January 23, 2023 7:00 p.m. The Contemporary Club 173 S.
We have an extensive collection of some of the most beautiful and historic photos of Redlands Area.
The Historical Society established its Heritage Award program in 1975. Since that time over 300 awards have been presented. Awards are given to property owners of structures over the age of 75 years that are good examples of local architecture and that have been maintained in good condition. Awards are presented at the Society’s annual Ice Cream Social in June.
Old House Group
The Old House Group (OHG) is a subsidiary of the Historical Society which promotes the preservation and restoration of older homes in the Redlands area. The group meets nine times a year at various sites and locations with speakers and demonstrations on various preservation techniques.
Email the Old House Group Chairperson at firstname.lastname@example.org.