Mountain History Museum

Mountain History Museum We are a local museum in the mountain community of Lake Arrowhead, CA. Currently closed for the winter, to the publi but volunteers are still needed for.
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The museum is operated and maintained by the Rim of the World Historical Society, non profit organization.

Mission: our mission is to maintain and preserve the local history of the mountain communities in the Western San Bernardino Mountains.

Operating as usual

11/22/2018
Assessor Bob Dutton

Happy Thanksgiving to all who read this page ...

What U.S. war led to the formal establishment of #Thanksgiving as a national holiday?

Today, a chance to learn more
11/19/2018

Today, a chance to learn more

11/18/2018

THE RIM OF THE WORLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY -
2018 HOLIDAY DINNER AND OFFICER INSTALLATION
AT THE LAKE ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CLUB

WHEN: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
TIME: ARRIVE: 5:30; DINNER 6:00
WHERE: LAKE ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CLUB, 250 GOLF COURSE ROAD.
ENJOY A SPECIAL BUFFET DINNER AS CAN ONLY BE MADE BY THE COUNTRY CLUB. FEATURING: CARVED TRI-TIP; ORANGE GINGER SALMON; MUSHROOM RISOTTO; SEASONAL VEGETABLES; TOSSED GREEN SALAD; SPUMONI AND PASTRY FOR DESERT; COFFEE AND TEA: ROLLS AND BUTTER.

PLUS, LIVE AUCTION FEATURING HANDMADE QUILT BY LAURA PUMFORD AND CHANCES TO WIN SPECIAL BASKETS
PLUS, RUSS KELLER SPECIAL PRESENTATION ONLY, $35 PER PERSON
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BY DECEMBER 7TH
CALL BARBARA WILCOX: 909-485-1711 NO HOST BAR

Mountain History Museum's cover photo
11/18/2018

Mountain History Museum's cover photo

The Arrowhead Springs Hotel, excellent overview and history... lots of photos from Mark Landis' book "Arrowhead Spring H...
11/18/2018
A Native American Site Turned Hollywood Glamour-Era Playground... And Back.

The Arrowhead Springs Hotel, excellent overview and history... lots of photos from Mark Landis' book "Arrowhead Spring Hotel - California's Ideal Resort"

The Arrowhead Springs Hotel is best known for being a celebrity getaway in the Hollywood glamour era, but its history dates back to the centuries-long...

11/16/2018
Fascinating BIG BEAR

Fires are on my minds these days... and have affected out mountains too. Her is one that occurred right at the end of WWII in Big Bear.

Our four part series of “Living With Fire” looks at how the Big Bear Lake communities have dealt with the threat of fire over the last 100 years. This Part 3 episode takes a quick look the Great Fire of 1946.

The images for this video were provided by the recently published “Vanishing Big Bear-2”, and from the historical collections of Rick Keppler, and Mark Durban.

11/15/2018
Assessor Bob Dutton

the fault runs right along the base of our mountains, creating the hot springs at Arrowhead Hot Springs at the base of Waterman Canyon

When and where did the largest earthquake on record for San Bernardino County occur? #GreatShakeOut

For earthquake safety tips, visit: www.Vision4Safety.com

11/14/2018
Supervisor Janice Rutherford

The early years of Lake Arrowhead

Why did Lake Arrowhead's original investors abandon their plan to transfer mountain water to the City of San Bernardino?

Visit my page to see images from this month's video as well as some that didn't make the cut. Don't forget to follow my page so you don't miss the conclusion of the history behind #LakeArrowhead next month.

10/21/2018

The Bootleg Booze War mystery dinner theater by the historical society was both fun and entertaining!

The Bootleg Booze War dinner theater night is upcoming this Thursday, get your tickets today... only a few openings left...
10/16/2018

The Bootleg Booze War dinner theater night is upcoming this Thursday, get your tickets today... only a few openings left.

10/02/2018
Supervisor Janice Rutherford

The 1938 flood is what filled Lake Gregory.

What prompted San Bernardino County to create a Flood Control District in 1939?

Visit my page to see another post with images from the video and other old flood photos that didn't make it into the final cut.

Mystery dinner theater presentation of Bootleg Booze War At the Lake Gregory Yacht Club on October 18. cal Barbara to RS...
09/25/2018

Mystery dinner theater presentation of Bootleg Booze War At the Lake Gregory Yacht Club on October 18. cal Barbara to RSVP, seating limited.

Mountain History Museum's cover photo
09/25/2018

Mountain History Museum's cover photo

This photo was taken in front of the Orange Juluis in Crestline later known as Swish-de-lish.... "This is the earliest k...
09/24/2018

This photo was taken in front of the Orange Juluis in Crestline later known as Swish-de-lish....
"This is the earliest known photo of Ron' Aguirres Corvette. Taken in 1957, the car is just days old and Ron has just brought it back from Ed Roth's shop where it received its first custom paint job. At this point the car has been lowered a bit, side pipes have been installed, and the stock hubcaps are still on. Butch, Ron and Dave are standing behind the car. The photo is taken outside Orange Julius up the hill in Crestline. Ron is wearing his Krankers of San Bernardino club jacket."
In general Ron and this car...
"Ron Aguirre of Rialto, California was a pioneer in the field of hydraulic lifted cars, and in the late 1950s he built a custom Corvette, known as the X-Sonic. The X-Sonic was for many year acknowledged as the first car ever using hydraulics to raise and lower the front suspension. The X-Sonic was also the first show car featuring a bubble top plastic roof. After fighting bone cancer for a while, Ron Aguirre passed away Thursday, May 26th, 2011. Before he passed away, he shared his photo collection with Kustomrama so we could share it with the world." This from The Ron Aguirre Photo Collection section of Kustomrama.

09/22/2018

There are only four more weekends to visit the Mountain History Museum-- GO TODAY!

09/14/2018

Russ Keller was fabulous (as always) last night giving the story of "Crestline, The Swingingest Town in America" to an overflow audience at the San Moritz Lodge.

Where The Past Meets The Present:     Historic Tour of Mt. View Cemetery               Saturday, October 6On Saturday, O...
09/11/2018

Where The Past Meets The Present:
Historic Tour of Mt. View Cemetery
Saturday, October 6
On Saturday, October 6 from 2:30 PM until 6:00 PM, the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society in conjunction with Mt. View Mortuary and Cemetery in San Bernardino will be sponsoring the 5th Annual Where The Past Meets The Present: Historic Tour of Mt. View Cemetery. Entertainment will begin at 2:30 PM and the tour will begin at 3:00 PM. Those attending this fun as well as educational event are asked to donate $10.00 per person if they RSVP and send in fee by September 29 and $15.00 per person after that date. For children 12 years old and under, the fee is $5.00. All proceeds will contribute as a fundraiser for the Historical Society.
Although not mandatory, everyone is encouraged to dress in "1880's through 1940’s" attire. We will have two trams that will accommodate most of the attendees.
Mt. View Mortuary and Cemetery is located at 570 E. Highland Ave. in San Bernardino.
If you are interested in joining us, address a check payable to: The San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society and send it to Nicholas R. Cataldo C/O San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society, PO Box 90293, San Bernardino, Ca. 92427. If you have any questions, you may contact me via email at [email protected] or by phone at 909-709-3792.
Please see attached flyer for more information.
Thanks,
Nick Cataldo

SAVE THE DATETHURSDAY DECEMBER 13 RIM OF THE WORLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER.  AT THE FAMOUS LAKE ARROWHEAD COUN...
09/10/2018

SAVE THE DATE
THURSDAY DECEMBER 13
RIM OF THE WORLD HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY DINNER.

AT THE FAMOUS LAKE ARROWHEAD COUNTRY CLUB

DETAILS AND RESERVATION INFORMATION TO FOLLOW SOON

09/09/2018
Dennis Barber Swinging Gyms Heckington 30

Here is a demonstration of the swinging gyms like the ones that were in Lake Arrowhead Villlage for those who didn't get to play on them. Many claim to have the record of the most complete rotations.

Dennis Barber Swinging Gyms Heckington 30th July 2011

Some stills from the Rutherford video.
09/04/2018

Some stills from the Rutherford video.

Here are some of the photos and headlines from this month's video about the origin of the Rim of the World Highway.

09/04/2018
Supervisor Janice Rutherford

The Rim of the World Road...

What route was once named the San Bernardino Mountain Crest Highway?

Some of the old photos and headlines from this month's video are posted on my Page for those who'd like a closer look.

excellent evening of fun information about a town that is a fun, and fascinating and ours!
08/20/2018

excellent evening of fun information about a town that is a fun, and fascinating and ours!

Coming up September 13 at the San Moritz Lodge, hear Russ Keller's presentation--"Crestline- The Swingingest Town in Ame...
08/20/2018

Coming up September 13 at the San Moritz Lodge, hear Russ Keller's presentation--"Crestline- The Swingingest Town in America."

Next big event at the museum is the Labor Day yard sale, donate or come buy something! Help support the free museum.
08/20/2018

Next big event at the museum is the Labor Day yard sale, donate or come buy something! Help support the free museum.

The Mountain History Museum will be showing the movie "The Boles Murder" documentary this Sunday at 1:00, at the Museum ...
08/12/2018

The Mountain History Museum will be showing the movie "The Boles Murder" documentary this Sunday at 1:00, at the Museum at 27176 Peninsula Drive in Lake Arrowhead. It is air conditioned. Then listen to Russ Keller's presentation "Murders with a Crestline Connection"" on Thursday, Aug 16 at the San Moritz Lodge in Crestline .. BOTH FREE!

Next Saturday, Aug 11, 10:30 to 1 p.m. celebrate Smokey's birthday at the museum. 27176 Peninsula Drive Lake Arrowhead
08/06/2018

Next Saturday, Aug 11, 10:30 to 1 p.m. celebrate Smokey's birthday at the museum. 27176 Peninsula Drive Lake Arrowhead

Help Smokey celebrate his 74th birthday at the Museum on Saturday August 11 from 10:30 to 1 p.m., cupcakes for the first...
08/04/2018

Help Smokey celebrate his 74th birthday at the Museum on Saturday August 11 from 10:30 to 1 p.m., cupcakes for the first 100 visitors. Popcorn lemonade for all, games and fun... FREE

08/03/2018
Supervisor Janice Rutherford

The history of Devore, with Information from Alice Hall.

Take a trip through time and discover interesting facts about the small, unincorporated community at the foot of the Cajon Pass.

Mountain History Museum
07/26/2018

Mountain History Museum

Address

27176 Peninsula Dr
Lake Arrowhead, CA
92352

Opening Hours

Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(909) 336-6666

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I recently found some old paper rewards from the arcades in Crestline... I sent them to you awhile ago... asking that you let me know when you received them, as you said that you would like to have them... So, have you received them?
The Rim of the World Historical Society's Holiday Celebration, at the Lake Arrowhead Country Club, was a great success. Thanks to all for making this such an enjoyable evening.
The Rim of the World Historical Society board members celebrated the holiday season yesterday at the Blue Jay Parade. The old Crestline bus did a great job!
ALERT Dear Members and Friends. Due to the excessive heat forecast the museum will be closed this Friday and Saturday, September 1 and 2. We will be open Sunday and Monday. ROWHS Mountain History Museum
Empty now, but soon to filled with Classic Wooden Boats