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. Eureka Street, Redlands

The January 23rd program for the Historical Society will be presented by Nathan Gonzales and Maria Carrillo from the Heritage Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library. The program entitled, A History of Redlands through Maps will document the evolution and development of Redlands, California within a regional context, placing this history within a geographic context.  Although they may often look merely technical, these maps actually tell the story of a community – a community which created itself out of an undeveloped landscape with an infrastructure supporting agriculture, industry, residential neighborhoods, business, and much more.  Everything in history happens somewhere, and this program will demonstrate the unique history of this town – unique because of its place.

Dr. Gonzales is the Archivist/Head of the Special Collections found in the Heritage Room of the A.K. Smiley Public Library. He is a past president and newsletter editor of the Historical Society. Recently, he was elected to serve a full term on the San Bernardino Community College District representing Area 4. Nathan has authored several books on local history including Images of America Redlands (2004). He received his Ph.D. in History from the University of California at Riverside.


Maria Carrillo is the Associate Archivist/Collections Manager at the Special Collections. Maria co-wrote the Arcadia Publishing book entitled Images of America Early Redlands (2013) and Redlands in World War I. Maria earned her Masters of Arts in Public History from the University of California at Riverside.


Historical Society programs are free and open to the general public. To register to attend the meeting in person or via Zoom please go to the following link: www.rahs.org/calendar

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom webinar.