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: 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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  • Back in the Day: Banning garden party raised cash for troops in 1942

    Camp Young, otherwise known as the Desert Training Center, was the large area of the desert given over to Gen. George Patton during World War II to train troops for an assault on North Africa. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: Banning garden party raised cash for troops in 1942 “Back in the Day: Inland […]

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News

  • 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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  • Back in the Day: Banning garden party raised cash for troops in 1942

    Camp Young, otherwise known as the Desert Training Center, was the large area of the desert given over to Gen. George Patton during World War II to train troops for an assault on North Africa. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: Banning garden party raised cash for troops in 1942 “Back in the Day: Inland […]

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