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
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)
Barbara Burns, experienced Mission Inn Docent, Trainer and Researcher, will discuss Alice Richardson, Frank Miller's sister and manager of the Mission Inn during the prosperous early years. "Aunt Alice," as she was known, was an integral part of the success of the Mission Inn. Additionally, she had fascinating ties to Laguna, California.
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