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 2nd, 7:00 PM

Archeology and Rock Art of Newberry Cave

 Dr. Alan Garfinkel Gold, of AGG Associates, will present  Archeology and Rock Art of Newberry Cave:  Ritual, Ceremony and Symbolism of the Desert Bighorn Hunters. 

Discovered at this remarkable cave located in the eastern Mojave Desert were over 1000 fragmentary split twig figurines and other magical objects associated with a series of rituals intended to ensure the success of the hunting of bighorn sheep. During the presentation, Dr. Gold will reveal the story behind the rock paintings and these curious figurines crafted by what some researchers argue was a men's desert bighorn hunting society.   He will also review the evidence of an elaborate series of rituals.  


* SPECIAL EVENT October 4th *

Historic Tour of Mountain View Cemetery


On Saturday, October 4th from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM, the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society will be sponsoring a historic tour of Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino.
Come join us as we stroll through Mountain View for an exciting reenactment of our valley's colorful past and heritage.  These grounds include the final resting place for many of the notable residents who helped develop our city.  The tour also features some living family descendants who will provide information about their loved ones.
This is an experience of our past and current rich history you won't want to miss!
Those attending this fun event are asked to donate $10.00 per individual, $14.00 per couple or $20.00 per family, which will contribute as a fundraiser for the Historical Society. Although not mandatory, everyone is encouraged to dress in "1880's through 1920"s" attire.  
We will meet at the entrance of Mt. View at 3:00 PM.
 If you are interested in joining us, address a check to: “The San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society” and send it to 6804 Ventura Court, San Bernardino, Ca.  92407. If you have any questions, you may contact Nick Cataldo via email at ( or by phone at 909-709-3792




Thursday, November 6th, 7:00 PM

Fred Perris in San Bernardino


Christina Alanne Perris, founding archivist and director of the Perris Valley Museum Historical Archives, will present "Fred Perris in San Bernardino".  
  During the program, Christina will describe how her great-great grandfather--—a railroading pioneer, civic leader, family man, friend and a donor to countless charities within the community-- seemingly meant everything to the early development of San Bernardino.