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, March 1st,  7:00PM

History of the Poole Family  

JoEllen Gallina will present Diving into the History of the Poole Family.  A descendant of pioneers arriving in San Bernardino in the 1850’s, JoEllen will talk about the her ancestors, Edward and Susana Wilshire Poole.


Thursday, April 5th,  7:00PM

Buffalo Bill & California    

Gregory Hinton will talk about Buffalo Bill & California.  A well- known author, historian, filmmaker and playwright, Gregory will present a lecture and power point with colorful posters and vintage photographs, Illuminating the remarkable legacy of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody— frontiersman, scout and world-famous showman. Hinton's talk will underscore Cody's deep ties to the Golden State…including several visits to San Bernardino.



Thursday, May 3rd,  7:00PM

Remembering Los Olvidados/The Forgotten  

Agua Mansa Cemetery has an interesting history and during this fascinating program David Rios will share some little known findings and obituaries of “resting pioneers” that have grabbed his attention.