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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, October 1st,  7:00PM

The History and Culture  

of the Serrano Indians


Paakuma’ “Shorty” Tawinat, will present The History and Culture of the Serrano Indians.  Paakuma is a member of the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and a cultural presenter working with the San Manuel Education Department to educate the broader community about the Serrano—the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains.
 During this presentation, he will talk about both the traditional and contemporary aspects of Serrano culture, music and way of life.





Thursday, November 5th,  7:00PM

Everything Important to Me

Happened in San Bernardino....Well, Almost 

This program, presented by San Bernardino native Ron Young will be a nostalgic look back to what it was like for Ron as well as everyone else who grew up in this town during the 1950's and 60's.  During this walk down memory lane, Ron will invite those attending to join in and their share stories as well.



Thursday, December 3rd,  7:00PM

The History of San Bernardino High School

 John Hinkleman will talk about The History of San Bernardino High School.  This year marks the 100th anniversary of SBHS after it’s moved from its original location to where the school is located today  at 1850 N. “E” Street.  John, who teaches at the school, will talk about the some of the staff, students and highlights that helped make up what has been affectionately nicknamed the “Cardinal City”.



Thursday, January 7th,  7:00PM

San Bernardino’s McDonalds 1940-1960


Ben Stacks and his family knew Richard and Maurice McDonald on a personal basis.  The McDonald brothers started what is today a world famous restaurant legacy with a modest barbecue stand at 14th and “E” Street in San Bernardino.  Ben will share his memories and a few facts about the brothers who revolutionized how we eat. Cliff Stacks (Ben’s father) worked for McDonalds from 1940 to 1962 and Ben worked there from 1956 to 1960.



Thursday, February 4th,  7:00PM

To be Announced  


Stay tuned!