Meetings are held on the last Sunday in January, and then the first Sundays of April, June, October, and December (we are dark in the summer).
Meetings of the Riverside Historical Society are from 12:30 to 1:30. We will be at our NEW MEETING location at the Riverside Medical Clinic in the downstairs conference room 7117 Brockton Avenue
Riverside CA 92506
We have a social hour (bring your own lunch) from 11:30 am until 12:30 pm then a short meeting, followed by a presentation about some aspect of local history.
Questions? Please e-mail us at email@example.com
(Meeting moved from April 1 because of Easter)
April 8, 2018:
"The Back in the Day Column" (Steve Lech & Kim Jarrell Johnson)
Kim and Steve co-write the Back in the Day column in the Sunday Press Enterprise. They will discuss some of the further information gleaned from people’s responses to their column, and also discuss what it is like to write the column.
Steve has authored 7 books of various topics. Included in these is Along the Old Roads (referred to as the definitive history of early Riverside County). He continues to research many topics related to the history of California's 4th-largest county.
Kim writes a regular weekly history column for the Riverside County Record in addition to her columns on Riverside County history in the Riverside Press-Enterprise. She is the author of five books on the history of Riverside County.
June 3, 2018:
"Peter Weber and the Webber House" (Nancy Parrish)
Find out about the man behind the little brick house in the parking lot of the Courtyard Marriott Hotel. Where did he come from? Where did he train? Who did he rub elbows with? And what motivated him to build his unusually little house?
Nancy is a Occupational Therapist/Hand Therapist by trade, who fell in love with a vintage home in the orange groves of Riverside and convinced her husband to move here 19 years ago. She is on the board of directors of the Old Riverside Foundation, Ward 5 Commissioner on the Cultural Heritage Board and a Riverside Renovator member.
October 7, 2018:
"Too Be Announced"
Riverside Chinatown Circa 1903-1911
Orange Crate Label Circa 1930-1935
Peter Weber House
North Corner of 7th (University) and Main Street