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On Monday, June 20, 2016 the Historical Society gave out Heritage Awards to six well deserved properties. The presentation ceremony and annual ice cream social was held at the Burrage Mansion.  The homes were built between 1898 and 1929. Photos of the structures and their...

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 Redlands Area Historical Society plans part two of the Alvarado Street Tour on Saturday February 24 at 9:00 a.m.  The tour will begin on the northwest corner of Alvarado and Fern and proceed north to Olive Avenue.  The tour will then follow the east...

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...

Steve Chapman will be the featured speaker at the Historical Society meeting on Monday evening, April 24th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting this month will be held in the Contemporary Club building located at 173 S. Eureka Street, Redlands. The Baby Boom generation remembers the concerts...

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....

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 Redlands Area Historical Society will host a walking tour on Saturday, February 11, 2017 that meanders through the Cypress Court subdivision beginning on East Cypress Avenue at the entrance of Cypress Circle at 9:00 a.m. The tour will be led by Tom Atchley, vice-president...

Join Tom Atchley on a holiday walking tour of historic downtown Redlands. The tour starts at 9 a.m. at Ed Hales Park located at 5th Street and East State Street. Cost of the tour is $10/person. ...

The Redlands Area Historical Society will tour the East Fern Avenue Historic District April 22 beginning on the north side near Redlands Blvd. at 9:00 a.m. On April 22 at 9:00 a.m. the first half of the Fern Avenue tour will begin at Redlands Blvd. and...

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...

Our program for February will be a show and tell for members and guests to share their heirlooms, photos, trinkets, postcards, maps, collectables, signs, books, letters and treasures from Redlands past. The meeting will be held in the Contemporary Clubhouse located at 173 South Eureka...

The Redlands Area Historical Society has a special program planned for Monday, February 26, at 7:00 p.m. in the Contemporary Club house at 173 S. Eureka Street. The program will be presented by Dr. Marcus Paulson and Steve Carroll who take to the skies via drones...

The second half of the Fourth Street Walking Tour will take place January 12 at 10:00 a.m beginning on the corner of Fourth St. and West Fern Avenue.  The Redlands Area Historical Society tour is led by Tom Atchley.   Historical Society members fee is $10...

The Redlands Area Historical Society meeting for February 27th will take place at the Contemporary Club House at 173 Eureka Street at 7:00 p.m.    The evening topic will be presented by a panel of Redlanders that grew up in Redlands in the 1960’s. The program follows...

On Saturday October 21 the Redlands Area Historical Society will conduct a walking tour of Hillside Memorial Park located at 1540 Alessandro Road, Redlands. The tour will start at 4:00 p.m. beginning near the Egyptian Mausoleum and finishing before sundown.  Tom Atchley, vice-president of the...

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...

The month of May is National Historic Preservation month. The Redlands Area Historical Society and the Redlands Conservancy will be sponsoring a series of events to highlight Redlands' historic structures from May 14-27, 2018. The theme for this year's fortnight is "Down to the Station"...

The Society will celebrate the 125th anniversary of Redlands High School on Monday night, October 24th at 7:00 p.m.  Tom Atchley will present the program which will be held in the Grace Mullen Auditorium on the high school campus. The program traces some of the...

Marie Reynolds, a devoted Redlands area historian, will present "Mentone-Crafton History: New Discoveries" for the Historical Society on Monday, January 27th at 7:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Contemporary Club at 173 S. Eureka Street. The Reynolds family once owned the property where...

The Redlands Area Historical Society was organized in 1972 and incorporated in 1974.  We have had nineteen presidents during the time period to 2019.   The Historical Society has changed over the years but has remained true to educating Redlanders on the history of their community. We...

Local historian and former Redlands Area Historical Society (RAHS) president Tom Atchley has been compiling historical information on Redlands in a timeline or chronological order for many years. He then shared his 80 page chronology with Society Board member Ron Running who began thinking of...

Five Redlands Vietnam veterans will recall their individual stories when the Redlands Area Historical Society meets on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Contemporary Club building at 173 S. Eureka Street. Our panelists will be Mick Gallager, Jim Eastwood, Richard Beemer, Rob...

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...

A special walking tour celebrating the 2017 Redlands Historic Preservation Fortnight will be held on Saturday, May 20. Tom Atchley, Vice President of the Historical Society will lead the tour focusing on the Arts & Crafts Architecture of the Eureka and West Cypress Avenue neighborhoods. Redlands...

The Redlands Area Historical Society October 22nd meeting at the Contemporary Club House at 7:00 p.m. will feature John Howard Weeks discussing “The Healthiest People on Earth.” Weeks is a retired longtime columnist for the San Bernardino Sun newspaper.   He has authored books on the Inland...

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...

  Richard Corneille, Speaker Monday April 25, 2016, 7pm Assembly Room, A.K. Smiley Public Library 125 W. Vine Street Despite the predictions of a dire difficult wet winter Redlands and the southland continue in the drought.  The Redlands Area Historical Society program for April 25th, 7:00 p.m. in the A.K....

The Redlands Area Historical Society Saturday March 24 walking tour will explore the Victorian homes along Nordina Street beginning at 9:00 a.m. from the northwest corner of East Fern and Nordina.  The tour leader will be led by Tom Atchley, vice-president of the Historical Society....

The Redlands Area Historical Society has a special program planned for the October 23 meeting planned at Smiley Library, 125 West Vine Street at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room.  Ron Running, the current President of the Historical Society, and Ben Parker, a historical society...

On Saturday April 21 at 9:00 a.m., Tom Atchley will lead the Parkwood, Smiley Park and Redlands Bowl walking tour.  The tour will cost $10 for Historical Society members and $15 for non-members.   The tour will begin at West Olive and Parkwood and end at...

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 will host a walking tour on Saturday, March 18, 2017 that meanders through the Cypress Court subdivision beginning on East Cypress Avenue at the entrance of Cypress Circle at 9:00 a.m. The tour will be led by Tom Atchley, vice-president...

To celebrate National Historic Preservation week the Redlands Area Historical Society will host a walking tour of the Santa Fe Depot Historic District on Saturday, May 19th beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Tom Atchley, vice-president of the Historical Society will lead the tour. The depot is...

The Historical Society will be hosting a training workshop on Saturday, January 25 at 10:00 a.m. in the Heritage Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library. Workshop attendees will learn the steps usually taken to find the year of construction, builder and/or architect. Sources materials...

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,...