Corona Heritage Park & Museum

Corona Heritage Park & Museum • We are a 100% volunteer non-profit organization • We are privately funded, not by your tax dollars • The museum is always free to everyone
Corona Foothill Lemon Ranch was established in 1911 by S.B. Hampton, and was the center of 2,000 acres of groves, the largest single lemon ranch in California. The remaining headquarters and surrounding buildings were converted to Corona Heritage Park & Museum Dec 7, 2000 by the volunteer non-profit Corona Heritage Foundation.
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The Corona Heritage Foundation is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of local history and artifacts, promotion of artists and art in all forms, and the hosting and proliferation of education and culture for all generations of those who want to know more about where they live and how it has developed

Mission: Our purpose is to promote and enhance an appreciation of the origins and development of Corona through educational and recreational opportunities at the park and outreach across the community. We are open to all institutions and individuals wanting to learn about the past and present history, art and culture of Corona through diverse involvement that has created a living museum within this important historic site.

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S.B. Hampton and the 1918 Spanish Flu -

Today in our nation there are many of our citizens who are struggling with the Corona Virus. Especially hit hard is the State of New York. This Corona virus is no respecter of persons. It will attack young and old or rich and poor. Plain and simple, if you can avoid exposure to the virus, please do.

S.B. Hampton -- In October of 1918, one of Corona's most prominent citizens representing the citrus industry went on a business trip to New York.
While in New York, Mr. Hampton first caught a cold, then the Spanish Influenza which developed into pneumonia. His health deteriorated so quickly that within days, Mr. Hampton lost his life.
Loosing S.B. Hampton took a strong hit on our then little town. S.B Hampton was the founder and President of the Corona Foothill Lemon Company. At the time of his passing, the Corona Foothill Lemon Company was the largest lemon producing ranch in Corona.
Additionally Hampton was the President of the Temescal Water Company as well as President of the Exchange Bi-Products Company.
Having arrived in Corona in 1905, S.B. first came to our city as the Superintendent of the Corona Lemon Company. It didn't take long for the workers to notice that the secret of his success was to earn the respect of the workers who worked for him. Truth is that the newspapers are full of articles where S.B. Hampton was always full of energy and always was serving the citizens of Corona.
Because of the Spanish Flu, the state cremated S.B. Hampton and sent his ashes back to Corona. A service was held in the city of Whittier where he lived prior to moving to Corona. Many of our citizens attended that service.
Probably those who felt the loss of Mr. Hampton the most was his wife and three children. Although financially they were more than taken care of, they still lost a loving father, all the while our city lost one of our early pioneers.
There were no pictures of S.B. Hampton to be found, so therefore I have added as a cover photo to this post, one of S.B. Hamptons citrus labels from his beloved Foothill Lemon Company....

Free for all little kids and big kids! Sat., Nov. 16th, 9 am - 4 pm. See our operating HO DCC railroad of Santa Fe's Thi...
11/08/2019

Free for all little kids and big kids! Sat., Nov. 16th, 9 am - 4 pm. See our operating HO DCC railroad of Santa Fe's Third District through Riverside, Corona and Fullerton circa 1949 at the height of southern California's citrus industry and the midst of steam to diesel transition. For more info, visit cmrsclub.com

09/23/2019

ATT: Pokemon Go players! We are happy you are enjoying the parks poke stops/gym, please be mindful of traffic and do not block entrances/exits with your vehicle. ✌️

Our Resident Artist, Kathy Park is Offering Classes!
08/30/2019

Our Resident Artist, Kathy Park is Offering Classes!

Thanks Judy for visiting and signing copies of your book!Interested in the history of Lake Mathews and Gavilan Hills sto...
08/06/2019

Thanks Judy for visiting and signing copies of your book!

Interested in the history of Lake Mathews and Gavilan Hills stop by our gift shop Tue-Sat 10am-2pm and pick up your signed copy!

#coronaheritagepark #californiahistory

Check out our resident artists classes!
07/08/2019

Check out our resident artists classes!

We still have openings for our “Home” front porch sign on 7/18! Choose your design at checkout. Enrollment ends 7/13 🔨✂️🍷

#diystudio #diyhomedecor #diycrafts #diyworkshops #doityourself #frontporchdecor #homedecor #farmhousediy #sipandpaint #sipandcraft #byow #coronacalifornia #coronasmallbusiness

Corona Model Railroad Society
06/30/2019

Corona Model Railroad Society

Fun run day.....06/29/19

06/01/2019

Thanks to all of our guests, see you next year!

Check out this metal work from the Napoles family! Techniques passed down from one generation to the next!  Stop by thei...
06/01/2019

Check out this metal work from the Napoles family! Techniques passed down from one generation to the next! Stop by their booth for more amazing creations!

Check out Vicky's Macrame at today's event!
06/01/2019

Check out Vicky's Macrame at today's event!

Don't forget to stop by the Heritage Museum for some Corona T-Shirts! We have most sizes available while supplies last!
06/01/2019

Don't forget to stop by the Heritage Museum for some Corona T-Shirts! We have most sizes available while supplies last!

Squirrel!....Nope, even better, more Antiques! Take a stroll with your leashed friends throughout our Antiques & Collect...
06/01/2019

Squirrel!....Nope, even better, more Antiques!

Take a stroll with your leashed friends throughout our Antiques & Collectibles Faire! We're open until 3pm.

06/01/2019

Welcome Temecula Valley Model A Club!

06/01/2019

Fun art from R&T Traders!

Free Lemonade provided by the Corona Historic Preservation Society🙌🙌 Come by and get your free Lemonade!!
06/01/2019

Free Lemonade provided by the Corona Historic Preservation Society🙌🙌

Come by and get your free Lemonade!!

Free Lemonade provided by the Corona Historic Preservation Society🙌🙌 Come by and get your free Lemonade!!
06/01/2019

Free Lemonade provided by the Corona Historic Preservation Society🙌🙌

Come by and get your free Lemonade!!

For all you with green thumbs or a sweettooth we have succulents, plants, and Honey galore! @ Corona Heritage Park & Mus...
06/01/2019

For all you with green thumbs or a sweettooth we have succulents, plants, and Honey galore! @ Corona Heritage Park & Museum

Our 18th Annual Antiques Faire is well under way! Don't forget to tag us with your new Collectibles!#antiques #Collectib...
06/01/2019

Our 18th Annual Antiques Faire is well under way! Don't forget to tag us with your new Collectibles!
#antiques #Collectibles #Antiqueshow #collectors @ Corona Heritage Park & Museum

Corona Heritage Park Antiques & Collectibles Faire
05/28/2019

Corona Heritage Park Antiques & Collectibles Faire

@maptometry is bringing her handmade map necklaces to this years faire!

ANGEL FIRE  After all the names and functions, old-timers best remember Yamano's HICKORY BARBECUE, a well-known steakhou...
05/21/2019

ANGEL FIRE After all the names and functions, old-timers best remember Yamano's HICKORY BARBECUE, a well-known steakhouse. It was a famous stop for travelers of the old 91 Highway between Orange and Riverside Counties. Yamanos were local onion farmers and their Hickory had a window showcasing their grill when you walked in. Salads had crumbled pretzels instead of croutons. It was unique, right down to the backlit windowbox race mural behind the bar. The bar art was created by local artist Duke Ottinger and hangs in a prominent place in the Corona Heritage Museum, open free Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm.

Happy Birthday Corona!
05/04/2019

Happy Birthday Corona!

May 4, 2019 - Happy Birthday Corona
Our beloved beautiful city turns 133 years old today. Below is a photo that was taken from a hot air balloon in 1890 that shows Corona (then South Riverside) in its infancy.
Happy Birthday Corona...

The Claim Jumper Restaurant on McKinley is part of the past, but mining has been a major industry in and around Corona l...
04/24/2019

The Claim Jumper Restaurant on McKinley is part of the past, but mining has been a major industry in and around Corona long before, and long since, our well-known citrus heritage. http://www.coronaheritage.org/mining.html

Great day at the Corona Vintage Tool Show at Corona Heritage Park & Museum. See you again this September!
03/09/2019

Great day at the Corona Vintage Tool Show at Corona Heritage Park & Museum. See you again this September!

Check out The Urban Craft House! Located within our park!
03/03/2019

Check out The Urban Craft House! Located within our park!

This workshop was so much FUN!! Not only did these ladies build this plank front porch sign (yes, they built it!) but then they also decorated it to fit their own personal styles. These signs are such a statement piece for everyday use. We just love how they all turned out!

#frontporchdecor #frontporchsign #shescrafty #diycorona #diyworkshops #diyworkshop #farmhousedecor #diywoodshop @ The Urban Craft House

World War II affected everyone in America, and everyone in Corona. Wartime vigilance, “making do,” and many day-to-day c...
03/01/2019

World War II affected everyone in America, and everyone in Corona. Wartime vigilance, “making do,” and many day-to-day commonalities are foreign to life we know today. You’ll see unfamiliar artifacts, not from far off locations, but right here in Corona. Exhibits are self-explanatory and focus is 8 years to adult. More info: http://www.coronaheritage.org

Awesome fundraiser!
09/30/2018

Awesome fundraiser!

It's that time of year again.

07/13/2018
Check out the Vintage Shop we have at Corona Heritage Park! Share your unique finds !
06/27/2018

Check out the Vintage Shop we have at Corona Heritage Park! Share your unique finds !

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The Urban Craft House is a MUST visit this summer. Take a look at their page and the projects the have coming up! Best o...
06/13/2018

The Urban Craft House is a MUST visit this summer.
Take a look at their page and the projects the have coming up! Best of all, they’re located within Corona Heritage Park 😄

Absolutely LOVED having this group in the studio tonight! They were all so sweet and every sign was made with love!

*We have this same ‘DIY Outdoor Signs’ Workshop coming up this Friday (6/15) and next Thursday (6/21) if you see one you like and want to come in and make.

06/02/2018

Tag and share your Antique Fair photos with us 📸😜

The Corona Antiques and Collectibles Show is this Saturday, June 2nd!! 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Corona Heritage Park and M...
05/31/2018

The Corona Antiques and Collectibles Show is this Saturday, June 2nd!! 8 a.m. to 3 p.m at the Corona Heritage Park and Museum, 520 W. Foothill Parkway, Corona, CA
Hope to see you all there!

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Grand Blvd & Bob Burman -- During the 1916 Races held on Grand Boulevard, the question that has been asked is, "Where did the wreck happen exactly?"
The answer is found in April 7, 1950 edition of the Corona Daily Independent. In this issue, reporter Claude Ragsdale Jr interviews old timer resident Perle Glass and Sam Speer who was the son of W.H. Speer the track guard that lost his life when the racer lost control. I cite specifically Sam Speer because he was there. He watched as the situation went from a warm exciting day, in the blink of an eye, he tragically lost his father.
The 1950 article answers the wreck location as one fourth of a block below East 5th on the Boulevard. (See photo of article in body of the post)
In an effort to give more details, I turn to Press Enterprise Bob Kovacik's research and discription of the final moments of Mr. Burmans life:
THE PEUGEOT appeared to straighten out momentairly as it neared 5th Street, but suddenly veered to the left. The car snapped two heavy posts embedded in concrete, ripped up 100ft of grass at the edge of the course and struck a parked car, sheering off the top of the vehicle.
The racer continued on its 90mph massacre, slamming into a crowd standing near an alley between Fourth and Fifth streets. It glanced off a telephone pole, behind which a small girl covered, and threw mechanic Schroeder into the street.
The car slid to a halt, front wheels toed in, at 4th Street, three blocks from where the wheel had collapsed. Burman was slumped over the steering wheel with which he had struggled in vain.
Burman had been lifted from the damaged Peugeot by a group of men. He was laid in a vacant lot on the corner, head resting against a rock, he was alive.
Further down the street mechanic Schroeder was taken to the emergency hospital at city hall, where he died 20 minutes later.
On the ground lay guard William Speer, crushed and killed instantly by the speeding race car. Five other spectators were injured, none seriously.
Attendants lifted the injured Burman on a canvas stretcher and placed him in the back of the ambulance. The stretcher poles were fitted into loops hung from the roof and a medic held it so it wouldn't sway from sided to side.
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I apologize if the details are a little unsetteling, but it is important that the history be told. Burman was pronounced dead at the Riverside hospital at 5:55PM with his wife by his side. The loss of Burman in the auto industry was significant, but changes were made, the industry did adjust, and as a teaser, there may be another future post on the worlds fastest man, "Wild" Bob Burman.....

04/17/2018
Check out what our Artists in Residence are up to!
04/03/2018

Check out what our Artists in Residence are up to!

Taking order today!

Your choice of stain, background and font color.

Personalized sign - approx. 12x24~ $45
Scrabble Tiles (12 tiles) ~ $45
“Party of” sign- approx. 12x12 ~ $39
“Best Days” sign - approx. 12x12 ~ $39

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03/23/2018
The Urban Craft House

Check out The Urban Craft House, one of the coolest studios we have on site, hosting fun and creative projects!

We were live with A Pearl Quest at our studio!
These ladies are in for a treat tonight. The dream catcher that they’re making is gorgeous!

We are so excited to be hosting this years Festival of The Arts! With over 50 booths, food, music, games, prizes, and AR...
03/17/2018

We are so excited to be hosting this years Festival of The Arts!

With over 50 booths, food, music, games, prizes, and ART how can you not enjoy this beautiful day! 😄

#CoronaArts #SupportArtists

Address

510 West Foothill Parkway
Corona, CA
92882

General information

The five-acre site contains 11 main structures built between 1911 and 1937. The grounds include mature-growth trees up to a century old and a specimen grove of lemons representing the period in which Corona was known as "The Lemon Capital of the World." Park operating income is derived from artists, business tenants, weddings and other event rentals.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00
Saturday 10:00 - 14:00

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(951) 898-0687

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