April 25, 2022 Program: “Below Redlands: Hidden Treasures in the Ground””

“Below Redlands: Hidden Treasures in the Ground”

Dr. Marcus Paulson and George Willoughby, speakers

Monday, April 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

The Contemporary Club

173 S. Eureka Street, Redlands

The April program for the Redlands Area Historical Society will discover the historical world of lost and discarded items of Redlands past.  We will explore some hidden treasures that enthusiast Dr. Marcus Paulson and George Willoughby have found in their presentation titled “Below Redlands: Hidden Treasures in the Ground”. Topics will cover an introduction to metal detecting and bottle digging. They will show in person and online some of these amazing finds. History’s trash are treasures for the future. 

Dr. Marcus Paulson resides in Redlands with his family and has been involved in the Historical Society for many years.  He has a passion for making smiles at his orthodontic practice and loves Redlands’ history and Disneyland.  He is an expert in historical preservation and restoration. Most notable for the historical re-creation of his office building at 219 Cajon Street. He invites you to stop by his office to see the historical woodworking inside. 

George Willoughby is a general contractor and a 25-year resident of Redlands whose passion for history and buried treasure go all the way back to 1982 when he was only ten years old. George has been recovering history in Redlands for many years and has unearthed some amazing treasures here.  He was involved in the excavation of Redlands China town a few years ago and has been on many other digging adventures in Riverside County, the mining town of Cerro Gordo and Bakersfield. 

Historical Society programs are free and open to the public. To attend via Zoom register in advance for this webinar at  


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