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City of Redlands 6th Annual Historic Preservation FortnightMay 2016Sponsored 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....

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....

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....

A.K. Smiley Public Library at 125 W. Vine Street, RedlandsThe 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...

Join the Historical Society and the Redlands Conservancy celebration National Historic Preservation month with the following activities:Monday, May 13 - 6:00 pm. to 7:30 p.m. Opening reception at the Asistencia on Barton Road where the annual Adaptive Reuse Award winner will be announced. Refreshments will...

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 new president, Steve Spiller will be the program speaker for the Monday, September 24, 2018 program. Steve prepared a paper for the Fortnightly Club which documents the story of Historic Preservation in Redlands throughout the City's history. Steve chronicles how instrument the Historical Society...

Wednesday, January28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Claborn/Volock House 845 Sylvan Boulevard The meeting of Old House Group is the Claborn/ Volock residence built in 1911 and located at 845 Sylvan   Boulevard.  Owned  by Chalmer and Sue McClure, this    promises to be a very informative meeting for...

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...

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...

Moshe and Karen Sibille will be our hosts at the historic home known as the "Dike House", a fine example of "eclectic carpenter design". It was built in 1894 by B.H. Jacobs, a Civil War veteran. He sold it to A. N. Dike, whose family...

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...

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...

RAHS Vice President, Tom Atchley, Speaker Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Assembly Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library 125 W. Vine Street REDLANDS AREA HISTORICAL SOCIETY will  continue with the World War themes that began last month with the presentation by Dr. Ann Deegan and “Redlands Faces in...

Phase II of the Packing House District shopping center led to the excavation of both segments of Chinatown and Sonoratown in Redlands. Dr. Donn R. Grenda, president of Statistical Research, Inc. (SRC) will speak about the discoveries his firm has made unearthing artifacts from both...

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,...

MARK LANDIS is a freelance columnist for the Inland Newsgroup and has written local history articles for more than eleven years. Last year he spoke to Redlands Area Historical Society about his new book, The History of the Arrowhead Springs Hotel. Landis will bring the...

Chief Jeff Frazier will present the history of the Redlands Fire Department at the January 26th meeting of Redlands Area Historical Society.  Chief Frazier joined the Redlands department in 2008 bringing 36 years of fire service experience.Chief Frazier began his career as a volunteer firefighter...

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...

The Redlands Area Historical Society, Contemporary Club and Redlands Conservancy will be dedicating a new plaque celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Mill Creek Zanja that runs through Sylvan Park. The ceremony will be preceded by a picnic lunch starting at 11:30 a.m. in the...