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

  • Program: April 6, 2014 — Cajon at War—The San Bernardino Bomb Plant

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 Cajon at War—The San Bernardino Bomb Plant Program: Stuart A. Forsyth presents a thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and fascinatingly presented talk on the little-known history of this particular Southland contribution to the American victory in World War II. Time: Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Meeting and presentation starts around 12:30 p.m. […]

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  • Back in the Day: W.C. Fields fell ill, landed in court

    In the summer 1936, W. C. Fields, well-known star of vaudeville and movies, was at Soboba Hot Springs near San Jacinto resting after filming the movie “Poppy,” when he came down with a severe case of pneumonia. Running a temperature of 104 degrees, he was taken by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital, where he stayed […]

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News

  • Program: April 6, 2014 — Cajon at War—The San Bernardino Bomb Plant

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 Cajon at War—The San Bernardino Bomb Plant Program: Stuart A. Forsyth presents a thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and fascinatingly presented talk on the little-known history of this particular Southland contribution to the American victory in World War II. Time: Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Meeting and presentation starts around 12:30 p.m. […]

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  • Back in the Day: W.C. Fields fell ill, landed in court

    In the summer 1936, W. C. Fields, well-known star of vaudeville and movies, was at Soboba Hot Springs near San Jacinto resting after filming the movie “Poppy,” when he came down with a severe case of pneumonia. Running a temperature of 104 degrees, he was taken by ambulance to Riverside Community Hospital, where he stayed […]

    Read more

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