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, October 5th,  7:00PM

History of the Cram and Carter families

Local historian and author, Marilyn Cram Donahue will take us back to the early days of the San Bernardino Valley with the History of the Cram and Carter families.

During the program, Marilyn will share fascinating stories told to her as a child from her parents and from her grandparents, Tom Carter (Undersheriff of San Bernardino County) and Birdie Roberds Carter about the Bemis-Hancock-Roberds clan as well as tales she heard from other old timers attending meetings at the old Pioneer Log Cabin. 

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, November 2nd,  7:00PM

Native Mega-Art  

in the San Bernardino Mountains  

 

 Robert Allen Porter will present Native Mega-Art in the San Bernardino Mountains.  Robert, who has a BA degree in Anthropology from CSUSB, will begin his program by discussing the various Native American creation legends of the “Arrowhead” the extinct Serrano clan-- “Apīhavatum”, and the present Serrano (Maringayam) and Gabrielino ( Tongva) tribes. 
He will then present his theory about Native Mega-Art, which describes fire resistant gardens planted in mosaic images in the San Bernardino Mountains. This art represents a local form of indigenous language and song, artistically created on Arrowhead Peak and our surrounding hills.
Robert will have copies of his book, Native Mega-Art:  San Bernardino’s Creation Area and Mega-Glyphic Art for purchase at the conclusion of the program.
  

 

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

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!

Tuesday
Sep122017

Thursday, February 1st,  7:00PM

To be Announced  

Stay tuned!