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

Native American Heritage Commission
01/26/2020

Native American Heritage Commission

All Californians live on Native land. This map is an approximation of pre-contact tribal territories. Whose land are you on today?

Museum of Riverside
01/25/2020

Museum of Riverside

Pests! They're a big fear in museum collections. As part of our constant effort to control the threat of insect pests, we carefully packed and loaded more than 12,000 taxidermy, botanical, and other natural history specimens onto a freezer truck, where they will remain for four weeks. Beetles, moths, and others that munch on organic material thrive at warm temperatures but cannot withstand long-term below-zero freezing. To get everything to the off-site freezer truck, staff first loaded rolling racks of objects onto a rented truck. Following the freezing process, the specimens will be transported to new archival cabinets at our secure collections facilities.

Museum of Riverside
01/22/2020

Museum of Riverside

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! If you stop by the Heritage House this weekend (Friday-Sunday 12pm-3:15pm) chances are good you'll spot a few of our resident tree squirrels scurrying about!

Docenting at Heritage House Museum
01/19/2020

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

When life gives us lemons,we make concentrate for Ice Cream Social!

Multicultural Council of the RMA
01/19/2020

Multicultural Council of the RMA

MCC happy to support & participate in events that empower our community.
Here is our Chair Luz Negron with Councilmember Gabriela Plasencia.

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo
01/18/2020

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo

01/14/2020

Reminder-Wed.Feb 12 there will be a RMA bus trip to the Living Desert.Included in the trip is a guided shuttle tour of the zoo and gardens. This is the perfect time to visit the desert with the cactus in bloom. Contact Barbara Wilson by Feb 1 for reservations and details. Email-: [email protected].

City of Riverside, CA - City Government
01/07/2020

City of Riverside, CA - City Government

Can't go wrong with an 1891 Victorian, orange trees, and sunshine.

Carve out a few hours of your weekend and experience the Heritage House on Magnolia Avenue. From Labor Day until June, this house - restored and maintained in a manner reflective of its nineteenth-century construction - is open for tours.

Days and hours: https://riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse/

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo
01/05/2020

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo
01/05/2020

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo
01/05/2020

Riverside Museum Associates's cover photo

01/01/2020

Happy New Year from the RMA. 2020,here we come !!

Museum of Riverside
01/01/2020

Museum of Riverside

All of us at the Museum of Riverside wish everyone a fantastic 2020! We thank you for your past, present, and future support and invite you to follow us throughout the coming year.

Cards are only available at the Heritage House gift shop.
12/29/2019

Cards are only available at the Heritage House gift shop.

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Run Through Historic Orange Groves at the Citrus Heritage Run 🍊 Proudly one of the most scenic course routes in Southern California. Not to mention my favorite scent of orange blossoms!
New year, new you? Sign up today, http://ow.ly/rlSh50xrWtd

12/25/2019
Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Merry Christmas to all our docents,staff and guests. We will be decorated this weekend. Come for a tour.

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
12/23/2019

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: See Who's Playing at the Historic Fox Theater! A Riverside must-see. If you haven't been to the Fox Theater, you're seriously missing out on incredible Riverside history.
See what's playing at http://ow.ly/JZ0T50xrVRE.

Museum of Riverside
12/23/2019

Museum of Riverside

Pretty in Pink for #MalacologyMonday

As the packing of the Natural History collections continues, we're all done sorting and boxing our malacology (shell) collection for the move into new curatorial storage cabinets. Museums are important "libraries" of scientific data, but we never lose sight of the design, complexity, and endless variation in natural beauty of the specimens, such as these scallops and oysters from one of the last drawers in our collection to be packed.

Multicultural Council of the RMA
12/21/2019

Multicultural Council of the RMA

More DOI pics thank you Vanh

Docenting at Heritage House Museum
12/20/2019

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Some pictures from Christmas Open House this year..

Museum of Riverside
12/20/2019

Museum of Riverside

Multicultural Council of the RMA
12/18/2019

Multicultural Council of the RMA

"The Day of Inclusion, celebrated in California since 2011 to commemorate the date 76 years ago on December 17, 1943 when the U.S. Congress enacted the Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943. This federal law repealed the unconstitutional Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.



In 2009, California Assembly Member Mike Eng authored Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR 76) designating December 17 as a “Day of Inclusion” in the state to remember, learn from, and celebrate inclusivity and our diverse Native and immigrant heritage.



The 9th Annual Day of Inclusion was celebrated by the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum Associates on December 14 at the historic Home Front at Camp Anza. Mayor Rusty Bailey proclaimed December 17 as a Day of Inclusion in Riverside, and presented MCC with a Proclamation during the program, and reaffirmed the City's commitment to "Building a More Inclusive Riverside Community," a statement and guiding principles developed by the Mayor's Multicultural Forum on June 2001 and adopted by the Riverside City Council on September 2001.



The theme, “SHEroes and HEroes: Local Inspirations” inspired the MCC to honor the legacy of 14 resilient, courageous local “unsung” community activists who made significant contributions to social justice, civil rights, and equity in Riverside. Many of the honorees had never been publically recognized for their endeavors - until now.



Awards



The “Honorable Mike Eng Spirit of Inclusion” honor was awarded to Padres Unidos of Norte Vista High School, an exemplary volunteer group of parents working since 1974 to provide scholarships and other endeavors on behalf of underserved students.



SHEroes and HEro ~ In Fond Memory

Ysabel S. Olvera & Margarita S. Solorio: two valiant women led a community effort to petition the Board of Education for a school in Casa Blanca. They walked over four miles on July 11, 1911 to present the petition at the Board meeting. Despite discrimination, they persevered to serve as Riverside’s culture bearers for education equity.



Cahuilla Elder Jane Penn: amassed a significant collection of precious Cahuilla artifacts and conceived of creating a museum to be known as “Malki.” The goal was to preserve the cultural heritage of her people and rekindle the spark of cultural pride and identity in their hearts. In 1965, Malki opened as the first nonprofit museum on an Indian reservation open to the public.



Sumi Harada: a noble Japanese American, she modeled selfless sacrifice and courage by providing comfort and safe shelter to returning Japanese American internees in the post World War II era in Riverside.



Joe Park: his noble legacy of community activism to obtain needed infrastructure in Casa Blanca; his stalwart leadership in voter registration endeavors, and as Commander of Casa Blanca American Legion Ysmael Villegas Post 183.



Lillius Stowers: her noble legacy of community action to obtain needed infrastructure in Casa Blanca, and for her resolute leadership in Operation Bootstraps, housing equity, and many other stellar volunteer endeavors.



Kay Smith: her noble legacy for social justice on behalf of LGBT Rights and persons living with HIV and AIDS. She helped establish the Human Relations Commission’s Youth Panel, and served as supervisor of the adoptions program for the County of Riverside.



SHEroes and Hero ~ Present-Day



Connie Confer: her noble advocacy for social justice for the LGBT community and service as a board member of the Inland AIDS Project from 1983 until 2017; she was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Riverside.



Francisca Beltran: her outstanding endeavors for the health and well-being of underserved residents and at-risk youth. She coordinates Mujeres Activas en la Salud in the Arlanza and La Sierra areas, and is a Life Style Coach for The National Diabetes Prevention Program.



Virginia Carrillo: her outstanding, selfless, and generous support of at-risk and under-served youth in the community. She lived in the La Sierra community for twenty-one years, and has worked for 13 years for the Alvord Unified School District.



Jennie Gracia Espinosa: her gracious legacy of outstanding community activism for social justice, equal housing opportunities, and education equity, particularly during the Civil Rights and Chicano Rights movements. She worked at John North High School for many years.



Roberto “Tex” Murillo: his superpowers are curiosity and humility. In his youth, he was a fierce advocate for Chicano Civil Rights through his leadership in the Brown Berets. He collects and records the history of Casa Blanca so that the lessons of the past she/heroes can pave the way for future leaders.



Reverend Benita Ramsey: her blessed and outstanding advocacy for social justice on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community, and ministries with Unity Fellowship Church of Riverside.



Vivian Stancil: her superpowers are resilience and determination. Legally blind and faced with health issues, she began swimming competitively, overcoming a lifelong fear of water. She works to ensure water safety for children and active lifestyles for seniors.



Attached is a photo of MCC members who attended the Riverside City Council meeting on December 4, 2019. Happy Holidays to all. Thank You,



With Gratitude,



Frances J. Vasquez

MCC Program Chair"

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
12/16/2019

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

52 Favorite Things To Do in Riverside: Take a Tour of the Heritage House to See Turn-of-the-Century Riverside! The Heritage House is one of my favorite spots in town - head to the website and stay updated on events at Heritage House. http://ow.ly/zHcA50xrVAJ

Multicultural Council of the RMA
12/16/2019

Multicultural Council of the RMA

The committee volunteered many hours and meetings in planning this celebration of so many unrecognized important local Heroes & Sheroes...

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey
12/15/2019

City of Riverside - Mayor Rusty Bailey

Yesterday was the Day of Inclusion event at Camp Anza - a great time with meaningful conversation. Thank you Assemblyman Mike Eng for sponsoring the bill that made Day of Inclusion a statewide day of recognition! I am also grateful that the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum Associates organizes such a wonderful celebration every year. @ Camp Anza, Riverside, California

Jim Perry, Ward 6 City Council
12/15/2019

Jim Perry, Ward 6 City Council

It was an honor and privilege to participate in the 9th Annual Day of Inclusion in the Historic Camp Anza. Congratulations to all of our unsung and present SHEroes and HEroes for their contributions to our City and community.

Docenting at Heritage House Museum
12/14/2019

Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Come for a tour of Heritage House today.12-3:15.

Multicultural Council of the RMA
12/13/2019

Multicultural Council of the RMA

"You are invited to join the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum Associates for our 9th annual Day of Inclusion this Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. at the historic Home Front at Camp Anza, 5797 Picker Street, Riverside, CA 92503.
An outdoor Indigenous blessing by Kalpulli Kalli Tecpac will commence the program. Danza Azteca will perform and lead a procession into the building.
The 2019 theme, “SHEroes and HEroes: Local Inspirations” aims to focus on “unsung” trailblazers in our community who blazed paths to social justice and equity – they showed unrecognized courage and sacrifice in the face of injustice. Many of the names and deeds of our SHEroes / heroes were hidden. MCC aspires to honor their accomplishments and legacies for their families and the community to remember.
We were inspired by the hidden story of two intrepid Mexican women from Casa Blanca who took action and walked over four miles in the summer heat of 1911 to present a petition to the school Board requesting a neighborhood school for their children. Despite the discrimination they endured, they were resolute, and served as Casa Blanca’s culture bearers in pursuit of education equity.
Attached is a list of MCC's SHEro and Heroes – we’re so proud of their accomplishments. The Honorable Mike Eng, Mayor of Riverside, and Councilmember Jim Perry, and others will present certificates of appreciation to the honorees.
The “Honorable Mike Eng Spirit of Inclusion” Award will be presented to “Padres Unidos” of Norte Vista High School.

SHEro and HEro Awards in loving Memory:
Las Adelitas: Ysabel S. Olvera & Margarita S. Solorio, Cahuilla Elder Jane Penn,
Sumi Harada, Joe Park, Kay Smith, and Lillius Stowers.

Present-Day SHEro and HEro Awards:
Connie Confer, Reverend Benita Ramsey, Francisca Beltran, Virginia Carrillo
Jennie Gracia Espinosa, Roberto “Tex” Murillo, and Vivian Stancil.

MCC has celebrated Day of Inclusion in Riverside to commemorate the date 76 years ago in December 17, 1943 when the U.S. Congress enacted the Magnuson Act, also known as the Chinese Exclusion Repeal Act of 1943. In 2009, Assembly Member Mike Eng authored legislation designating December 17 as the “Day of Inclusion” in California to remember, learn from, and celebrate our diverse Native and immigrant heritage.
Emcee will be Nancy B. Melendez, and an original musical play by Arlanza Teatro del Pueblo de Patricia Cano will be performed featuring the “ghosts” of las Adelitas de Casa Blanca, Ysmael Villegas, Miné Okubo, Lillius Stowers, Emiliano Zapata, and more.
Our family-friendly program is free and open to the public. A reception will follow with refreshments and a strolling musician. See you there!
With Gratitude,
Frances J. Vasquez
MCC Program Chair "

Hey Riverside
12/12/2019

Hey Riverside

This Thursday December 12th 5:00PM
Budget Engagement Commission
Art Pick Council Chamber, 3900 Main St

Considerations to changes in the five-year Measure Z spending plan that would include de-funding the reopening of our Museum, more. Follow link to expand items listed below.

https://riversideca.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=744681&GUID=1C3EE8BF-DC7F-44AF-9CC8-2C4CA4E0F212

19-3834 1 BEC - Public Comment - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Public Comment - This is the portion of the meeting specifically set aside to invite your comments regarding any matters within the jurisdiction of the Budget Engagement Commission. Individual audience participation is limited to three minutes and you will be asked to state your name and city of residence. Please complete and submit a speaker card to the Commission Secretary.

19-3839 10 BEC – Ad Hoc Committee Update - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
CalPERS Ad Hoc Committee Update

19-3841 11 BEC – Update by CFO - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Update from the Chief Financial Officer

19-3843 12 BEC – Future Agendas and Updates - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Items for Future Agendas

19-3835 2 BEC- Minutes - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Minutes of October 10, 2019

19-3836 3 BEC- Minutes - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Minutes of November 14, 2019

19-3837 4 BEC – Attendance Commissioner -12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Absence from Budget Engagement Commission Meeting on October 10, 2019 of Commissioner St. Pierre

19-3914 5 FIN- Mission Inn- 12/12/2019
Board/Commission
Update on the Conceptual Framework to Facilitate Reinvestment and Economic Business Development - Mission Inn Hotel & Spa and Historic Annex Properties

19-3569 6 BEC – Q4 Financal Report- 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Fiscal Year 2018/19 Fourth Quarter Financial Report and Measure Z Update

19-3856 7 BEC – Measure Z Spending Plan - 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Discussion and Consideration of the Current Measure Z Five Year Spending Plan

19-3866 8 BEC - BEC RPD HQ Study - 12-12-19
Board/Commission
Measure Z – Supplemental Appropriation in the Amount of $95,953 for Police Headquarters Siting, Facilities Optimization and Operational Study

19-3838 9 BEC – Responsibilitites of Commission- 12-12-2019
Board/Commission
Duties, Roles and Responsibilities of the Commission

Hey Riverside
12/12/2019

Hey Riverside

This Saturday December 14th 2:00PM
9th Annual Day Of Inclusion
Historic Camp Anza, 5797 Picker St

Join the Multicultural Council of the Riverside Museum Associates for this free family-friendly event celebrating the past and contemporary sheroes and heroes of our diverse multi-layered community!

https://www.facebook.com/events/461673667816431/

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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.