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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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The MOR Showcase Drawers are mini-collections of artifacts with various Redlands themes. This week we take a peek into the “service” drawer.

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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.

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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.”

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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…

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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.

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“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.”

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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.  

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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As we continue our virtual tour of the MOR Showcase, this week we feature the displays that recognize the Redlands citrus heritage. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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A make-up kit brimming with colorful contents joined the Museum of Redlands Collection this year.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.  

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As we watch the coronavirus, COVID-19, moving around the world it is a reminder that Redlands faced another pandemic in its past.

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Col. William C. Greene, like many other millionaires, had plunged heavily into the New York stock market in the early part of the 18th century. It was there he had adopted the title “colonel” to help sell stock. When the 1907 panic hit, Greene used his Cananea copper mines as collateral at t…

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After unknown tricksters first decorated the statue of the Smiley Brothers in front of the A.K. Smiley Public Library several years ago, it has become an annual tradition on the brothers’ St. Patrick’s Day birthdays, and this year was no exception. Green hats and green banners on Tuesday onc…

1879: Dr. Jason D. B. Stillman buys land and invests in new Sunnyside Ditch construction. He plants three 80-acre vineyards.