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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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- “Excursion Trains through the Orange Groves”In the early 1900s most of the railroads were enticing people with special fares to travel to the West Coast. To further accommodate the tourists special excursion trains were run from Los Angeles out through the orange groves to the Riverside area. Glenn Wenzel will speak and show pictures highlighting the “Kite Shaped Track” of the Santa Fe, the “Inside Track” of the Southern Pacific and the “Orange Belt Excursions” of the Salt Lake Route. All three lines traversed the region with excursions that had longer stops in Riverside and Redlands.
Riverside Chinatown Circa 1903-1911
Orange Crate Lable Circa 1930-1935