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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
December 2, 2018:
The Old Spanish Trail from Cajon Pass to La Placita de los Trujillos. (Nicholas R. Cataldo)
Mr. Cataldo's presentation will focus on the array of pioneers who followed the mule caravan trade route known as the Old Spanish Trail as it extended from the Mojave Desert through Cajon Pass to the communities of Agua Mansa and La Placita.
Nicholas R. Cataldo has made San Bernardino, California, his home since 1966. Nick has been a member of the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society—having served as president, editor of its publications and program chairman since 1980. He has been teaching local history courses through Cal State San Bernardino’s Office of Extended Learning since 1995. He is the author of several books. His most recent is entitled “The Earp Clan: The Southern California Years” was released in October of 2006 by Back Roads Press. Nick is currently in the process of writing two more books--Creating the Gate City: San Bernardino, Ca. and Nicholas Earp and Sons.
January 27, 2019:
Justice in Plain Sight: (Dan Bernstein, Mel Opotowsky, and Jim Ward)
Justice in Plain Sight: How a Small-Town Newspaper and Its Unlikely Lawyer Opened America’s Courtrooms is a new book by former Press Enterprise columnist Dan Bernstein. The author together with James Ward, the unlikely lawyer, and Mel Opotowsky, the newspaper editor, will relate the events that are covered in this fascinating new book. In the 1980s the Press Enterprise appealed all the way to the Supreme Court in order to gain open access to court hearing and jury selection. For an excellent review of the book go to Https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/dan-bernstein/justice-in-plain-sight/. Copies of the book will be available with the author signing them.
April 7, 2019:
Alice Miller Richardson “Aunt Alice" (Barbara Burns)
June 2, 2019:
History of the Auto in Riverside Part 2 (Jennifer Mermilliod)
Riverside Chinatown Circa 1903-1911
Orange Crate Label Circa 1930-1935
Riverside Avenue Circa 1915
Peter Weber House
North Corner of 7th (University) and Main Street