All meetings of the Riverside Historical Society are lunchtime meetings We will be at our NEW MEETING location at the Riverside Medical Clinic in their downstairs conference room.
7117 Brockton Avenue
Riverside CA 92506
We have lunch (optional), a short meeting, and then a presentation about some aspect of local history. Lunch starts at 11:45. Cost for lunch is $15. If you plan to have lunch please RSVP to Madeleine Green at (951) 780-2313 or e-mail her at email@example.com to make your reservation by the Wednesday before so that our caterer can plan. See you there!
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).
Questions? Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 2, 2017 - "When Citrus was King Labels Were Gold." I am really looking forward to giving this presentation to the Riverside Historical Society. I am confident that most of you own at least several of these lovely bits of ephemeral local history, so I will not have to open the talk with explaining what citrus labels are. If you came to last year’s wonderful RHS talk on Sunkist by David Boule, my presentation will tie in nicely.
The talk will discuss the history of the labels and the three distinctive art design periods, focusing on Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino and Redlands labels with which you may be the most familiar.
Please come early to the meeting. I will have a number of reference books for you to browse and several hundred labels from my collection, including some rarer labels of which only a few are known to still exist.
If you have a label you would like to share, please bring it (but carefully marked as to ownership).
Steven Mains is a proud graduate of Ramona High School, has an Associate of Science Degree from Riverside City College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in the Earth Sciences from California State University, Fullerton. He has spent his professional career working with water rights and water quality issues in the Inland Empire. Riverside has been good to him and his family, and he strongly believes in giving back to the community. He is an active volunteer with a number of community and educational groups, including being a board member of Riverside Historical Society.
June 4, 2017 - "Art Littleworth and School Desegregation in Riverside." We will have a number of people who were part of the events in 1963 relate their reminiscences of those days.
There will also be two short presentations by students from Riverside Unified School District who won RHS Local History Awards at the recent History Day in the district. Both projects were on Art Littleworth: one a website and the other a documentary. Both went on to the Riverside County History Day event on March 18.
October 1, 2017- To be announced!
Riverside Chinatown Circa 1903-1911
Orange Crate Lable Circa 1930-1935