The Redlands Area Historical Society will present the story of Walter Lawrence Gill to commemorate the 101st anniversary of the Gill Battery.
The Santa Fe Kite Route Patton Depot on Highland Avenue, west of Patton State Hospital was recently demolished for safety reasons after it was found to be structurally unsound.
The Museum of Redlands will conduct a virtual groundbreaking at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16. The event will be live-streamed at themor.org. After 20 years of planning, the site of the museum in the old Redlands Daily Facts building at Brookside Avenue and Center Street is being prepared for th…
The influenza pandemic of 1918-19 created many interesting stories. One of these relates to a woman named Martha Witter and her bulldog Bob.
Peter Lenker, whose late father John was a longtime reporter for the Redlands Daily Facts, has retrieved the original identification name and founding-year plaque from the slate-floor entrance of the Daily Facts building which is becoming the Museum of Redlands at 700 Brookside Ave. at Cente…
The Museum of Redlands recently received a check signed by former first lady Mamie Eisenhower as payment to Brookside Dairy of Redlands.
Redlands voters incorporated the city in 1888 to receive the state of California power to pass laws or local ordinances. Our incorporation as a sixth-class city meant the Redlands City Council could pass laws for the benefit of the citizens.
Marie Reynolds, a Redlands area historian, will present an “armchair” tour of Redlands Heights for the Redlands Area Historical Society monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, via Zoom.
Last spring, Museum of Redlands supporters Char Burgess and Shelli Stockton had an idea. COVID-19 had these normally busy women stranded in their homes.
The Museum of Redlands' MOR-a Palooza’s live sale starts at 9 a.m. Saturday morning — or at 8 a.m. if you willing to donate $10 to get a head start on the rest of the crowd
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The Redlands Area Historical Society will host its first program via Zoom at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, featuring Larry Burns, author of “Secret Inland Empire:A Guide To The Weird, Wonderful and Obscure”
Burying someone in 1890s Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, required specific steps. First a death certificate was generated, including cause of death, signed by the attending physician. This helped to ensure communicable disease reporting for the safety of the community.
In a virtual ceremony last week, U..S. Rep. Pete Aguilar presented 11 medals and commendations to the family of Tech Corporal Murry Pruyne, a veteran of World War II.
The Museum of Redlands received from the estate of the Bootery shoe store owner Tom Nelson not only the iconic carousel horse, but also the accompanying wall sculpture of a carousel.
Redlands’ landmark buildings have been immortalized in a variety of forms over the years — take resin and cotton, for instance. Miniature resin models and a 100% cotton blanket featuring the town’s historical sites are in the Museum of Redlands collection.
Redlands is rich with historic structures, lovingly well preserved. Many homeowners can recite their old house’s provenance dating to its construction while others shrug their shoulders with an “I don’t know.” Discovering a building’s roots and history can be a rewarding, instructive and il…
“Redlands! Redlands! Sing O Muse, a city beautiful for situation whose broad streets are lined with golden oranges and whose flowers and fruit have ever excelled their praises.”
Framed art and collectables is one of several categories of donations to the Museum of Redlands “MOR-a-palooza” sale that has packed the old Redlands Daily Facts building. The sale, originally scheduled for this Saturday, has been delayed. An October date is being consider, according to Char…
The Asistencia has become the center of events, volunteer activities, education programs, Redlands Sunrise Rotary Club and Redlands Conservancy, which owns the Asistencia, and even during COVID, is a site of safe goings-on.
This week, we peek into the Showcase Drawers, which were filled with an array of artifacts each displayed as part of a mini-collection with various themes. Each drawer also contained an iPad with a film or slide show set to turn on when the drawer opened. Here we look into the “Community Drawer.”
The U.S. Post Office at 201 Brookside Ave. was designed by prominent architect G. Stanley Wilson designed the post office and built between 1932 to 1935. The design was primarily in the Mission Revival style, he also incorporated elements of the related Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterra…
The Museum of Redlands is preparing for its MOR-a-Palooza Sale is in two weeks and is inviting its supporters to donate items between 9 a.m. and noon on consecutive Saturdays, July 25 and Aug. 1, at the MOR building, 700 Brookside Ave.
“In 1898 the (Redlands) telephone company gave great satisfaction to its 110 patrons by establishing 24-hour service; already it had replaced hand sets with head sets for its operators, giving them speedier response.”
Local historian Shannon Wray gives readers a new chance to explore Mill Creek Canyon with her book “Pioneers of Mill Creek Canyon,” which chronicles the lives and adventures of the people who helped establish the canyon’s historical significance within Southern California.
Early settlers in the Redlands area looked to the mountains as sources of water. The first source to be harnessed was the year-round flow from Mill Creek. The second was developed by building a dam to create Big Bear Lake to provide a flow of water through the Santa Ana River canyon. Accordi…
The earliest deaths of Redlands residents from the influenza pandemic of 1918-19 were among those who left to serve in World War 1. George Corwin’s story is one example.
After 54 years, there won’t be fireworks in Ted Runner Stadium or a parade and other festivities on Saturday in Sylvan Park. However, despite the pandemic, local musicians developed a plan to celebrate Independence Day in Sylvan Park.
U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar has announced that Riverside-San Bernardino County Indian Health Inc. has received $383,553 in coronavirus-response funding from the Department of Health and Human Services.
Last week we journeyed through the MOR Showcase with an imaginary drive through Redlands’ past. The exhibit shows a car door, an aerial map photograph of Redlands from 2007 and a vintage laundry wringer that was converted to show images of Redlands landmarks from years ago.
This week we journey through the MOR Showcase with an imaginary drive through Redlands’ past. The exhibit shows a car door, an aerial map photograph of Redlands from 2007 and a vintage laundry wringer which was converted to show images of Redlands landmarks from years ago.
The Redlands Historical Museum Association Inc. has signed a historic contract with Tilden-Coil Constructors Inc. to begin the Museum of Redlands (The MOR) renovation project.
Redlands’ new architectural jewel, the Museum of Redlands (the MOR), is nearing reality. The reimagining of the Redlands Daily Facts building at 700 Brookside Ave. is complete. The Planning Commission has approved the plans and the construction project is in the bidding process.
Although the influenza pandemic of 1918 forced closure of Redlands public schools, churches and movie theaters, the A.K. Smiley Public Library specifically was to remain open.
The Museum of Redlands has begun clearing out everything in the old Redlands Daily Facts building in preparation for the upcoming renovation.
“Streets are tattletales,” stated Redlands Fortnightly member Lawrence Nelson in his 1974 paper about “Streets in Redlands.” Obviously typed on a manual typewriter, the paper reviews the quirks and oddities of street names in Redlands, raising almost as many questions as it answers.
Not all historic treasures are destined for the Museum of Redlands. This tribute to the museum was painted on Feb. 8 by University of Redlands students on a wall at Sylvan Mobile Estates off Judson Street north of the Orange Blossom Trail. The project was part of a partnership between the st…
Under normal circumstances, Redlands Conservancy would be in the middle of presenting the spring series of Trails at 10 and getting ready to present the Historic Preservation Fortnight. These are not normal circumstances. The conservancy is adapting.
It took a community to get Redlands through the flu pandemic of 1918-19, just as today with the COVID-19 pandemic. Many need to be acknowledged for putting themselves in harm’s way for the greater good.
The Museum of Redlands recently received a 1902 book on club etiquette from the redistribution of some of the Contemporary Club's long-held collection used in the club's book exchanges and discussion groups.
Technically, the name is wrong. What we call the Asistencia never was an asistencia — a California Mission property with a resident priest. According to a composite of resources, it really never was anything.
Two paintings by the late Beryl Larkin joined two others by the local artist and teacher in the Museum of Redlands collection.