Trash and treasures

First Baptist Church of Redlands recently established their permanent Heritage Room exhibiting important historical items from their 100 years in Redlands. Carol Kiel Ray, from left, Anne Sandel and Dianna Creech, the three women researching the church history, show Mary Mook, right, the 1897 wall map depicting the original Baptist missionary work in Asia. Mook is president of the Trash and Treasures Club of Redlands, whose members were given a guided tour of the room and objects in the many display cases. Also invited were Redlands Historical Museum Association board members interested in what churches and other organizations are doing to preserve their histories in Redlands.