Open House


10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Includes a tour of the 1891 Heritage House with Period furnishings, the Christian R. Harris Memorial Hall, the First Jail in San Bernardino, and the Historical Society Library.


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P.O. Box 875
San Bernardino, CA 92402

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All programs are held on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted at 7:00 P.M. inside the Christian R. Harris Memorial Hall which is located next to the Heritage House at the corner of 8th and D Streets in San Bernardino. They are open to the public free of charge, so bring a friend!



Thursday, July 6th, 2017  7:00PM

Bloomington, The Life and Times

of a Community: 1890-1970  

Ronald G. Martin will present Bloomington, The Life and Times of a Community:  1890-1970. Ron, who grew up in Bloomington, will talk about how the railroad, land and water helped create a prosperous small town where “community spirit” thrived for 80 years…and then starting in the early 1970’s that community spirit seemingly died.


Thursday, August 3rd, 2017  

No meeting in August  



Thursday, September 7th, 2017  7:00PM

The Norconian Resort  

Kevin Bash will talk about the chance discovery of “hot sulfur water” in 1926 which led entrepreneur Rex Clark to construct one of the finest and most comprehensive recreation facilities on the West Coast. Movie stars, Olympic champions, and the richest of the rich flocked to it. Sadly the Norconian Resort debuted just months before the onset of the Great Depression, and very quickly Rex Clark’s $4.5-million dream became known as “Rex’s Folly.” The resort eventually became one of the preeminent naval hospitals in the nation, a top-secret think tank, and a medium-security prison.


Thursday, ,  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!