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…
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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.
The Museum of Redlands recently received a 7-foot-tall type tray cabinet that had been used many years ago at Arthur Commercial Press.
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…
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…
Milk bottles from Brookside Dairy are a recent donation to the Museum of Redlands. There were once two dairy operations in Redlands, Brookside Dairy and Quality Dairy.
A recent donation to the Museum of Redlands is this medical bag used by Dr. Allan L. McCall. Dr. McCall began his practice of medicine in Redlands in 1952 when he joined his University of Utah classmate, Dr. Alan Porter. Their practice was near the corner of Orange Street and Colton Avenue n…
The 88th annual Watchorn Dinner, always held on Abraham Lincoln’s birthday no matter what day it falls on, featured Douglas R. Egerton, author of “Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War Regiments That Redeemed America.”
The 1979 oil on canvas painting “Slover Mountain,” by Marshall Davis Taylor is one of the largest in the Museum of Redlands collection.
Steve Spiller, retired executive director of the Mission Inn Foundation in Riverside, will reveal to the Redlands Area Historical Society the history of Kimberly Crest at its February 24 meeting at 7 p.m. in the A.K. Smiley Library Contemporary Club 173 S. Eureka Street.
The Museum of Redlands recently received from Diana Holmes another Gair’s men’s clothing store historical item. How many people saved plastic clothing bags from former Redlands stores? Be sure to ask the museum before throwing such items away.