Riverside Historical Society

Dedicated to recording local history for Riverside, California

Welcome!

For more than 100 years, the Riverside Historical Society (and its predecessor, the Pioneer Historical Society of Riverside), have brought together citizens dedicated to learning about our local history and to preserve a record of it for future generations.

The Society meets for lunch and a speaker program on the first Sunday of February, April, June, October, and December of each year. Anyone with an interest in Riverside's history is eagerly encouraged to join us. Please click on the "Calendar" button for a listing of our upcoming public programs. If you'd like to join the Society, please click on the "Join" button, fill out the form, and send it in. All are welcome!!

Spotlight

  • Back in the Day: President Johnson drew crowds in 1964 visit to Riverside

    On Oct. 28, 1964, what seemed like most of Riverside jammed into downtown for the first official visit of a sitting president since William Howard Taft’s 1909 tour through the area. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: President Johnson drew crowds in 1964 visit to Riverside “Back in the Day: Inland Southern California History” — […]

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  • Program: Dec. 7, 2014 — Marcella Craft – Riverside’s International Opera Star

    Sunday, December 7, 2014 Marcella Craft – Riverside’s International Opera Star Program: Cindy Patton, who wrote her Master’s Thesis on Marcella Craft, will discuss her research into the life of one of Riverside’s most famous “exports.” Time: Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Meeting and presentation starts around 12:30 p.m. Place: La Sierra University Dining Commons […]

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News

  • Back in the Day: President Johnson drew crowds in 1964 visit to Riverside

    On Oct. 28, 1964, what seemed like most of Riverside jammed into downtown for the first official visit of a sitting president since William Howard Taft’s 1909 tour through the area. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: President Johnson drew crowds in 1964 visit to Riverside “Back in the Day: Inland Southern California History” — […]

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  • Back in the Day: Ortega Highway’s name honors mission history

    People living in Elsinore in the early part of the 20th century knew that just over the mountains rising above the city were the beach, the ocean and lots of people. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: Ortega Highway’s name honors mission history “Back in the Day: Inland Southern California History” — a weekly regional […]

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