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, September 4th, 7:00 PM

Firefighting Air tankers/Past and Present. 


Bob Will, retired U.S. Forest Service Division Chief with 45 years of experience in fire and aviation management, will present “Firefighting Air tankers/Past and Present.” 
This program will focus on the history and evolution of retardant dropping air tankers—from biplanes, WWII bombers, up to the generation of all turbine fleet.  This presentation will include the transformation of part of the old Norton Air Force Base into the current U.S. Forest Service San Bernardino Air tanker Base.




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.