Open House

Saturdays

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.

FREE OF CHARGE

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 875
San Bernardino, CA 92402

Email Address:
sbhistoricalsociety@mac.com

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HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAMS

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!


 

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, December 7th,  7:00PM

Swing Auditorium  

Steve Chapman will talk about the history of the Swing Auditorium.                                       

During its 33 year reign, which abruptly ended in September of 1981, when a twin engine Cessna nose-dived into the building and exploded inside, the “Swing” hosted a wide assortment of shows, including circuses, symphony orchestras, religious rallies, rock and country western concerts, and roller derby games. 
The biggest claim to fame, however, was in the 1960’s and 70’s, when the Swing Auditorium, was THE happening place in the Inland Empire as it played host to some of the biggest rock musicians in the world.

 

 

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, January 4th, 2018  7:00PM

Songs and Stories of

Folk Music in San Bernardino  

Bob Fraley, a lifetime resident of San Bernardino, has been playing and singing folk music since 1963.  During the program, he will tell stories and perform original songs describing his experience in the San Bernardino Folk Music Scene. 

 

 

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, February 1st,  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, March 1st,  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!

Thursday
Dec022010

Thursday, April 5th,  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!