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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Thursday, September 7th, 2017  7:00PM

The Norconian Resort  

Kevin Bash will talk about the chance discovery of “hot sulfur water” in 1926 which led entrepreneur Rex Clark to construct one of the finest and most comprehensive recreation facilities on the West Coast. Movie stars, Olympic champions, and the richest of the rich flocked to it. Sadly the Norconian Resort debuted just months before the onset of the Great Depression, and very quickly Rex Clark’s $4.5-million dream became known as “Rex’s Folly.” The resort eventually became one of the preeminent naval hospitals in the nation, a top-secret think tank, and a medium-security prison.

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