Docenting at Heritage House Museum

Docenting at Heritage House Museum A page for (and by) the volunteer docents of Heritage House Museum in Riverside, CA.

This page is dedicated to sharing exactly what I do with all the time I spend volunteering at Heritage House Museum, as well as anything I find about the history of the house, the city and the time period in general, and the history of the house's docents. I'm thrilled to see other docents liking the page, and I'd encourage them to share their experiences as well - photos, stories, anecdotes, anything they think is relevant to their time at the house. For further information about the museum, visit: http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse/

Mommy Needs A Minute
05/09/2020

Mommy Needs A Minute

Victorian Style Homes and more
05/05/2020

Victorian Style Homes and more

Vintage aquarium, c. 1900

The Curious Victorian
05/03/2020

The Curious Victorian

The Curious Victorian notes the use of Arsenical Green in mid-Victorian fashion for ladies. Here is a gorgeous outfit, alongside a picture of the hands of those who sewed the 'deadly' fabric.

Heritage House is in bloom.
05/02/2020

Heritage House is in bloom.

The Storybook Of Dreams & Beauty
05/01/2020

The Storybook Of Dreams & Beauty

May Day
by
Sara Teasdale

A delicate fabric of bird song
Floats in the air,
The smell of wet wild earth
Is everywhere.

Red small leaves of the maple
Are clenched like a hand,
Like girls at their first communion
The pear trees stand.

Oh I must pass nothing by
Without loving it much,
The raindrop try with my lips,
The grass with my touch;

For how can I be sure
I shall see again
The world on the first of May
Shining after the rain?

Museum of Riverside
04/30/2020

Museum of Riverside

Museum of Riverside
04/28/2020

Museum of Riverside

Heritage House is waiting for the docents return
04/26/2020

Heritage House is waiting for the docents return

How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom
04/17/2020
How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom

How Infectious Disease Defined the American Bathroom

Cholera and tuberculosis outbreaks transformed the design and technology of the home bathroom. Will Covid-19 inspire a new wave of hygiene innovation?

Museum of Riverside
04/14/2020

Museum of Riverside

The odd world of Victorian Easter cards
04/12/2020
The odd world of Victorian Easter cards

The odd world of Victorian Easter cards

Not just bombazine-clad poker faces, Victorians would send freaky cards to mark the holiday of Easter. BBC News marvels at some of them.

Images of Yore
04/12/2020

Images of Yore

Window in girls' restaurant, National Cash Register, Dayton, Ohio 1902

Virtually Wander & Weave through an Enchanting Odditorium of Curiosities
04/12/2020
Virtually Wander & Weave through an Enchanting Odditorium of Curiosities

Virtually Wander & Weave through an Enchanting Odditorium of Curiosities

© Davoud D. It almost feels like you've clicked on something you shouldn't have and suddenly, a door to internet Narnia has opened and you find yourself roaming the aisles of a huge maze of glass cabinets, overflowing with an insane amount of objects. You've stumbled into the cabinet of wonder th

04/06/2020
A history of photos
04/04/2020

A history of photos

Victorian and Edwardian eras definitely were weird. It was the time when women rarely cut their hair because long hair was seen as an important part of a woman's appearance.

Here below is a set of cool pics that shows women with their very long hair from the late Victorian to early Edwardian eras.

04/03/2020

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
03/27/2020

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

Riverside, California | City of Arts & Innovation | Museum of Riverside
03/19/2020
Riverside, California | City of Arts & Innovation | Museum of Riverside

Riverside, California | City of Arts & Innovation | Museum of Riverside

  Heritage House & Gift Shop Hours Open from the first weekend after Labor Day through June. Closed in July and August.  Friday - Sunday:  Open at 12:00 pm  Last Tour AT 3:15 pm Closed Monday through Thursday & major holidays. Open for special events.

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)

Docenting at Heritage House Museum's cover photo
03/14/2020

Docenting at Heritage House Museum's cover photo

Ria Lina Comedian
03/12/2020

Ria Lina Comedian

Practice your curtsy gents - imma comin' abowing!

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. 🌱

Address

8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA
92504

Opening Hours

Friday 12:00 - 15:30
Saturday 12:00 - 15:30
Sunday 12:00 - 15:30

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This is a space for sharing what the dedicated docents of Heritage House Museum in Riverside, CA do, as well as anything related to the history of Heritage House, the Bettner family, early Riverside and the Victorian period in general, and the history of the museum’s docents. Docents are encouraged to share their experiences - photos, stories, anecdotes and anything else to do with the time they spend volunteering at the house. For further information about the museum, visit: http://www.riversideca.gov/museum/heritagehouse/


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Heritage House Victorian House Museum closure until further notice.No events will be held in April 2020 https://www.riversideca.gov/press/information-regarding-covid-19-coronavirus
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I am interested in being a volunteer. How should I start that process?
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