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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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, February 2nd, 2017  7:00PM

The Pacific Crest Trail:

Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail  


Barney Scout Mann will present The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America’s Wilderness Trail, which is also the name of a book that he co-authored and was published by the Pacific Crest Trail Association and that was released on Oct. 11.
Barney will tell how this 2,650-mile trail from Mexico to Canada came to be. It’s a tale about the dedication of many volunteers and government land managers, as well as political will and just plain luck.



Thursday, March 2nd, 2017  7:00PM

Searching For Gold   

 James “Tumbleweed” Strohm and Chuck “Rhino” Jolola will present Searching For Gold.  During this “hands on” program, our presenters will discuss various prospecting techniques as well as how and where you can find gold.   They will also talk about treasure hunting and looking for fossils.


Thursday, April 6th, 2017  7:00PM

Have Brush. Will Travel   

Phil Yeh will talk about the history of “Cartoonists Across America & The World”, which he founded in 1985 to promote literacy, the arts, and creativity using humor and comics.  While traveling throughout the world his band of artists have painted more than 1800 murals in 49 states in the U.S. as well as more than a dozen countries working with some of the most talented artists on the planet. He will conclude his program by telling the story of San Bernardino in a big way-- 100-foot murals covering the walls of the Original McDonald's Museum at 14th and E streets.


Thursday, May 4th, 2017  7:00PM

San Bernardino 1850's  


Marilyn Mills will present San Bernardino 1850's - The Best Example of True Community in the History of the West. 
           This presentation will cover the colonization of the San Bernardino Valley and the unique groups that played a role in making it a significant economic center in the Southwest. It will also include the first-hand story with slides of the 2001 wagon train that retraced the journey from Utah of the San Bernardino pioneers.




Thursday, June 1st, 2017  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!