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: 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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  • Program: Frank Miller — Building the Past with Words

    Sunday, June 1, 2014 Frank Miller — Building the Past with Words Program: Maurice Hodgen presents tidbits from his book, “Master of the Mission Inn — The Biography of Frank A. Miller.” Time: Lunch begins at 11:45 a.m. Meeting and presentation starts around 12:30 p.m. Place: La Sierra University Dining Commons Lunch: All You Can […]

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News

  • 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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  • Back in the Day: British-inspired rabbit hunt took odd turn

    The early part of the last century saw the people of Riverside looking towards Great Britain for inspiration for their leisure activities. This was chiefly because of the many British immigrants who had begun arriving here about 1889, primarily to invest in, among other things, the fast-growing orange industry. The Press-Enterprise: Back in the Day: […]

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