Four Redlands mayors and a treasure

Four mayors of Redlands, from left, Carole Beswick, Paul Foster, Jon Harrison and Pete Aguilar, pose at the groundbreaking for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project on Friday, July 19.

Just before the groundbreaking for the Redlands Passenger Rail Project on Friday, July 19, former state Sen. Bill Emmerson, a member of the Museum of Redlands board, asked Rep. Pete Aguilar for the shovel he used in the ceremony. City videographer Cheryl Williams arranged for three former Redlands mayors and the current mayor to pose with the shovel.

The shovel is among many artifacts waiting to go on display at the museum site at 700 Brookside Ave.

Beswick became the city’s first female mayor in 1983, Harrison was mayor from 2005 to 2009, Aguilar was mayor from 2010 to 2014 and Foster is the current mayor.

Museum of Redlands

Help create the museum

  • To donate Redlands-area-related historical items: Contact the A.K. Smiley Public Library Heritage Room at (909) 798-7632.
  • $2 mllion matching campaign drive: The Museum of Redlands is in a $2 million matching-fund capital campaign drive by the deadline of Dec. 31, 2019, for renovating its building at 700 Brookside Ave.
  • Information: theMOR.org.