Riverside Museum Associates

Riverside Museum Associates Regional and City history, culture, and natural history
A separae nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to support the Riverside Metropolitan Museum
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Comprised of community volunteers, the Museum Associates engage in educational, learning, fundraising, and volunteer activities for the Museum

Museum of Riverside
04/28/2020

Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside
04/22/2020

Museum of Riverside

Fifty years ago today the first Earth Day was observed by tens of thousands of people across the country who were waking up to worldwide environmental issues. At the time, pollution, habitat loss, extinction of species, and related concerns were not part of everyday conversation. Earth Day helped to change that. It was part of a movement that has raised awareness of the environmental consequences of both personal and public decisions.

Museum of Riverside
04/14/2020

Museum of Riverside

04/03/2020
Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

The chocolate Easter Bunny became a favorite spring treat in 1890, after a Pennsylvania store display featuted a chocolate bunny. Hollow molds proved easier to eat and cheaper to make,which helped the bunnies stay popular.
A tiny penny candy treat gained popularity in the late 1800's, and after a few notable advertisements for "jelly beans"(namely in the Chicago Daily News in 1905), the name stuck.

Museum of Riverside
03/31/2020

Museum of Riverside

Over this past winter, Hopi and Navajo students from Sherman Indian School were able to visit with Museum Curator Dr. Brenda Focht to examine 100-year-old Hopi and Navajo baskets from the collection. In an collaborative setting, students and museum staff learned more about the history of these baskets. These visits will continue with Sherman Indian Museum interns in the coming year!

Museum of Riverside
03/27/2020

Museum of Riverside

Harada House is now free of wood-boring beetles and termites after tenting in early March.

City of Riverside, CA - City Government
03/27/2020

City of Riverside, CA - City Government

Riverside’s Harada House is a National Landmark that embodies the historic struggle for civil rights of Japanese Americans for more than a century. The Harada family’s groundbreaking legal victory served as a beacon of hope in the fight for justice for Japanese Americans.

Recently, Governor Newsom issued a proclamation declaring February 19, 2020, as A Day of Remembrance: Japanese American Evacuation in the State of California.The Governor’s Proclamation acknowledges the injustices suffered during the World War II incarceration of Japanese Americans and is a welcome reminder to honor the sacrifice and resilience that made it possible for thousands of families to reclaim and rebuild their lives after the war.

Read more about the proclamation here: https://www.gov.ca.gov/…/governor-newsom-issues-proclamati…/

Location:
Harada House
3356 Lemon Street
Riverside, CA 92501
www.RiversideCA.gov/museum/haradahouse

Museum of Riverside
03/21/2020

Museum of Riverside

On this day in 1774, Juan Bautista De Anza camped along the Santa Ana River near Martha McLean Park on Jurupa Avenue in Riverside. This first expedition was an exploratory one, to find an overland route to Alta California from Sonora, New Spain, now Mexico. Father Francisco Garcés kept a diary of the trip and described in detail the expedition, noting the temporary bridge they built to cross the river. He further commented on the area, “The place offers fair advantages for stock and crops, but there is little timber.” While on the banks of the river, they encountered the area’s indigenous people. Garcés noted evidence of a trade network among the native people, remarking, “Having examined a hut I saw a number of little baskets, very similar to those of Pimería Alta and a good many of the beads or corals which they trade with the tribes of the rivers.”

Museum of Riverside
03/19/2020

Museum of Riverside

Amid the stress of these difficult times, take a moment to mark the first day of spring, also known as the vernal equinox, when the path of the sun crosses the equator heading north. For countless millennia, humans have marked this time as a turning point. In the northern hemisphere, it signals renewal and regrowth. Wildflowers are sure sign of the season. The Museum of Riverside's herbarium preserves important examples of such early bloomers as the Desert Globemallow.

Museum of Riverside
03/17/2020

Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside & COVID-19 Response:

Museum events and Heritage House tours are cancelled for this month, including the National Quilting Day event. The City of Riverside has declared a local emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has closed most city government buildings to the public, including City Hall, libraries, senior centers and community centers. In addition, all events at city facilities, except for essential city meetings, have been cancelled. Police, fire, water and power and trash services will not be affected. Online services will remain available throughout the closure and can be found on the City’s webpage. The Riverside and Alvord unified school districts each have decided to close schools in the coming days. Refer to each district’s webpage for more information. The City of Riverside continues to work with the Riverside County Department of Public Health and other agencies. The lead national agency is the Federal Government who is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The lead local agency for this public health matter is the Riverside County Department of Public Health. For more information about COVID-19 including guidelines, closures, business planning resources, and local updates, please visit the City’s COVID-19 web page: https://www.riversideca.gov/covid-19. This web page is updated frequently.

Museum of Riverside
03/17/2020

Museum of Riverside

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

This citrus label from the 1930s showcases a shamrock, a symbol long associated with Ireland. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, citrus crate labels helped growers promote their brands with eye-catching images. (image from the Museum of Riverside Collection)

1855
03/11/2020

1855

If you’ve ever traveled to the Evergreen Cemetery here in Riverside, you’d get a chance to meet the town’s founder--John North.
His grave is pretty meek and humble; he didn’t have much money by the time he died.
His life, however, was anything but meek; propelled to create a community which dedicated itself to those principles, in every individual and every institution--a dream he chased across the country, from New York to Minnesota to California to Tennessee--and a dream that for him meant racial justice, women’s rights, and a deep belief in the power of education.
Learn about Riverside’s unusual, wonderful, fascinating founder here: https://youtu.be/gK_T5OTJCeE

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
03/09/2020

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Grab Lunch with Your Friends at Backstreet! One of the best outdoor dining spots in Riverside - a great spot to enjoy time with loved ones surrounded by lots of green. 🌱

Museum of Riverside
03/03/2020

Museum of Riverside

Love to quilt or appliqué? Want to share your work and passion?
The Museum of Riverside’s Heritage House (8193 Magnolia Ave) is hosting a free all-ages event for National Quilting Day on Saturday, March 21, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. We still have (free) spots available for quilters and local quilting groups to display their quilts and hold quilting demonstrations. Interested in joining us? Call Lisa Masengale, Curator of Historic Structures, at (951) 826-5128.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2478082362454727/

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating the Original Women of the Americas
03/02/2020
Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating the Original Women of the Americas

Native American Heritage Month: Celebrating the Original Women of the Americas

So often when we think of the great Native American heroes of the past, we think of the brave male warriors and chiefs who led their people through war and the long journey into an uncertain future. This time, we wanted to honor the Native American women who soldiered alongside them.

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
03/01/2020

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Enjoy a Movie at the Van Buren Drive-In Theater! See what's playing at vanburendriveintheatre.com

Museum of Riverside
02/28/2020

Museum of Riverside

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
02/24/2020

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Bike the Santa Ana River Trail! Designed for hikers and bikers - take this trail all the way to Huntington Beach. 🚲

Museum of Riverside
02/19/2020

Museum of Riverside

Multicultural Council of the RMA
02/18/2020

Multicultural Council of the RMA

Thank you @CityofRiversideMayorBailey

Another informative Multicultural Forum, well attended by Chair Luz, Members : Susan ,Carole, & Frances Riverside Museam Associates/ Multicultural council members

FYI...Mr. Jonathan Friedman of PEN America was the special guest of the Mayor's Multicultural Forum.

Dr. Carlos E. Cortés invited him to speak on freedom of speech issues.

( thank you Frances for the info).

#inclusionnotexclusion
#Riverside
#multiculturalism
#diversity

At the Budget Engagement Commission meeting.  Trying to convince them to keep measure  Z funds for the museum
02/14/2020

At the Budget Engagement Commission meeting. Trying to convince them to keep measure Z funds for the museum

02/13/2020

Please join the RMA Board of Directors and Riverside neighbors for the Budget Engagement Commission meeting at 5:30 pm, Thursday February 13th. City Council chambers. Let them know Riverside wants and needs it's museum. If you can't make it downtown you can e-comment.

Museum of Riverside
02/12/2020

Museum of Riverside

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
02/09/2020

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Stroll Along the Riverwalk! Get outside and take a leisurely stroll with your furry friend 🐕

Museum of Riverside
02/07/2020

Museum of Riverside

Have you marked your calendar? At Heritage House on February 8th, make a Howland-inspired Valentine or a sassy vinegar Valentine, play a rousing game of croquet, and take a docent-led tour to learn more about Victorian Valentine traditions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491086241446008/

Docenting at Heritage House Museum
02/07/2020

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Look what we have..

Docenting at Heritage House Museum
02/07/2020

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Come visit for Valentine's Day Feb.7-16 Fri,Sat &Sun 12-3:15.

Museum of Riverside
02/04/2020

Museum of Riverside

Have you marked your calendar? At Heritage House on February 8th, make a Howland-inspired Valentine or a sassy vinegar Valentine, play a rousing game of croquet, and take a docent-led tour to learn more about Victorian Valentine traditions.

https://www.facebook.com/events/491086241446008/

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Thank you to Mayor Bailey and Councilmembers Plascencia, Edwards and Perry for joining us at our annual Victorian Christmas Open House. Your support of the Museum of Riverside and Heritage House allows us to continue providing family-friendly events and educational programming year-round at these and other locations.