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501(c)(3) non-profit organization

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!  Blue Eagle Video has a video archive of many of our past presentations, if you would like to buy a video, click on this link.



Thursday, May 2nd  7:00pm

Creating the San Bernardino National Forest 

San Bernardino County historian, author and educator Tom Atchley will present this talk, beginning with the first preservation efforts and concluding with the creation of the Forest Service as well as their ranger stations in the forest.  During the program, Tom will also discuss how numerous San Bernardino Valley individuals - along with the San Bernardino Chamber of Commerce, National Irrigation Congress, Abbot Kinney, John Muir, Theodore Lukens and local press editors - played improtant roles in its creation. 


Thursday, June 6th  7:00pm

                           Railroad Depots:                                    

 A Southern Pacific Collection 


Author, historian and architectural draftsman Jean-Guy Dube will present
Railroad Depots: A Southern Pacific Collection. This lecture will transport the
audience back 140 years via slideshow to see rare photographs of known and unknown depots. Our speaker, who was awarded the national Leicester B. Holland Prize for 2017 by the National Park Service and Library of Congress, will describe the evolution of theearliest depots, how they changed over the years and how a few are preserved today.
The lecture will feature an exhibition of Mr. Dube’s detailed depot blueprints and
highlight his recently published book Railroad Depots—A Southern Pacific Collection.  Following the lecture, he will be signing copies of his book ($35) and select blueprints ($42).




Thursday, July 4th  7:00pm

To Be Determined 

Stay tuned!


Thursday, August 1st  

No Meeting 

Summer Break.


Thursday, September 5th, 2019  7:00pm

To Be Announced 

Stay tuned!