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The April program of the Historical Society will be a slide show presentation by Tom Atchley encompasses the “History of the Mill Creek Zanja” for its entire twelve-mile length.   The presentation will take place in the Contemporary Clubhouse, 173 S. Eureka Street at 7 p.m.The...

Brett Waterman’s quest to restore homes in the Redlands area for the DIY Network television program “Restored” is the topic for the April 23 Redlands Area Historical Society program at 7:00 p.m. in the Redlands Contemporary Club House at 173 S. Eureka Street.Waterman graduated from...

Tom Atchley will be giving an armchair tour of the University Tract on Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 a.m. in the Contemporary Club house located at 173 Eureka Street. Historical and current slides will following the ownership of the land from Leland Stanford and Dr....

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....

Steve Spiller, retired Executive Director of the Mission Inn Foundation in Riverside, will reveal to the Historical Society the history of Kimberly Crest at our February 24th meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the A.K. Smiley Library Contemporary Club at 173 S. Eureka Street. The home...

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...

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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...

A new version of the RAHS Explorer App is now available. This version is a Web based app that can be used on your windows desktop computer or any device that has an Internet browser, including cell phones and tablets. The dedicated versions of RAHS...

The Redlands Area Historical Society is pleased to announce the online publication of its Redlands Historical Timeline with Story Maps and Photos. The timeline was developed through extensive research by local historian Tom Atchley putting together a listing of dates from 1820 to the present...

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...