San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society

San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society Historical Society with History and Genealogy Library and History Museum. We have a guest speaker the first Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm.

Admission is free . Refreshments served. Donations appreciated.

Operating as usual

This song is about San Bernardino and McDonalds
09/27/2021
Mark Knopfler - Boom, Like That (Official Video)

This song is about San Bernardino and McDonalds

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Photos from Rendezvous Back To Route 66's post
08/20/2021

Photos from Rendezvous Back To Route 66's post

06/24/2021

Our first meeting back will be Thursday, July 1 at 7 pm. SW corner of 8th and D St.

05/20/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

On Thursday, May 20 at 6:00 PM, Author, historian and architectural draftsman Jean-Guy Dube will be the guest speaker for our second “zoom” program open to the public. His presentation will be on Depots of Southern Pacific’s Inside Track and Santa Fe’s Kite Loop.

Our presenter will explain how the Santa Fe advertised their Kite Loop Track whose round-trip day excursions between the cities of Los Angeles and San Bernardino loosely resembled the shape of a kite, as well as how Southern Pacific advertised a the competing route called the Inside Track, which was short-lived. Jean-Guy will also highlight those depots that have been preserved.

Here is the link for attending the presentation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88670006766?pwd=Z0tmMVhpVFBoWExVdHc1c2VVYlVSdz09

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Don't let this happen! Call the school board and Mayor's office today!
05/12/2021

Don't let this happen! Call the school board and Mayor's office today!

Don't let this happen! Call the school board and Mayor's office today!

05/03/2021

Sadly today we honor our past President Allen Bone. It is hard to believe that it has been a year already.He was such a great person and asset to us. Rest in peace and fly with the Angels.

04/24/2021

Go visit our San Bernardino History and Railroad Museum at the Santa Fe Depot. Open Saturdays from 10 to 3.

03/05/2021
Join our Cloud HD Video Meeting

On Saturday, March 6 at 3:00 PM, Kristine Forbes will be our guest speaker for our first “zoom” program open to the public. Her presentation is called Deseret to the Pacific: the Lyman and Rich wagon train pioneers who answered the call to found the San Bernardino Colony.

Kristine will talk about the first group of pioneers who arrived in what would become known as the city of San Bernardino in 1851.

Here is the link for attending the presentation:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89433827637?pwd=eVJWMWRONjhCTFVrMGVFVFpXekMrQT09

I was informed that if you have any trouble with this link, an alternate way to join the meeting would be to:

Invoke your internet browser, such as Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera.

Go to Zoom.com.

Click on "Join a Meeting"

Type the Meeting ID of 8943382

Click "Save File"

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WAIT for a box which says "Enter meeting passcode"

Enter the passcode of 342939

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What a year this has been. We have been shut down most of the year and tragically we lost our President, Allen Bone. Hap...
12/07/2020

What a year this has been. We have been shut down most of the year and tragically we lost our President, Allen Bone. Happy Birthday today in Heaven. We miss you so much and we are trying our best to keep up the good work.

If you have any questions,  please email sbpioneer@yahoo.com or call us at 909-885-2204.
12/01/2020

If you have any questions, please email [email protected] or call us at 909-885-2204.

11/19/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

Did you know? Many famous Westerns were filmed in San Bernardino County.

11/19/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

What happened to the South Colton town of Agua Mansa?

11/19/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

Rancho Muscupiabe used to be the name of which unincorporated community?

11/19/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

Ever seen the Trona Pinnacles? Can you guess what films have use them as an "otherwordly" background?

10/11/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

What happened to the South Colton town of Agua Mansa?

10/11/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

Devore at one point had over 400 acres devoted to what agriculture product?

10/11/2020
Assessor Bob Dutton

Assessor Bob Dutton

Rancho Muscupiabe used to be the name of which unincorporated community?

Our former President, Allen Bone in New York City on 9/11/2002 with the Garden Grove Fire Department.
09/12/2020

Our former President, Allen Bone in New York City on 9/11/2002 with the Garden Grove Fire Department.

Casa RamonaDecember 1929Kris Kringle Parade
08/02/2020

Casa Ramona
December 1929
Kris Kringle Parade

These photos are from the Towne, Seccomb and Allison Drugstore
07/28/2020

These photos are from the Towne, Seccomb and Allison Drugstore

San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society's cover photo
07/28/2020

San Bernardino Historical & Pioneer Society's cover photo

Looking good! Thank you to D and D Painting for the wonderful job they are doing!
03/22/2020

Looking good! Thank you to D and D Painting for the wonderful job they are doing!

03/18/2020

Good morning. We wanted to let you know that unfortunately the Historical & Pioneer Society is cancelling all meetings and tours until further notice. This is due to a combination of all the work being done on our buildings and the spread of the Corona Virus. If you need info or help with Genealogy and historical records you may still contact us by phone or email. You may go to our website for contact info.

Address

796 N. D. St.
San Bernardino, CA
92401

Opening Hours

10am - 2pm

Telephone

(909) 885-2204

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February 1949
Here's a brief story of the old pioneers log cabin: May 10, 1890, the society's 97 members were taking an active role in local events, which in the 1890s included all 4th of July and Admission Day celebrations and the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States. It was to participate in one of the city's major historical events - the Festival of the Arrowhead - that led the Pioneer Society to build a log cabin kitchen next to the Isaac R. Brunn residence on the south side of Fourth Street between D and E Streets. Needing more space, the old-timers moved their temporary quarters in 1911 to the old Lugo Park, changing its name to Pioneer Park. For 62 years, the Pioneers met regularly at the log cabin, adding to its size to accommodate the meetings, socials and memorabilia collected over the years. When the cabin burned in 1973, most of the relics and documents they had amassed were destroyed. The Pioneer Society rebuilt its meeting hall, but it never could replace, nor duplicate, the treasures in pictures, powder guns, yokes and other bits of memorabilia belonging to the city's settlers. With dwindling membership, the few remaining members of the Pioneer Society decided in 1977 to accept the San Bernardino Historical Society's offer to merge. They became the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society, and together undertook the task of restoring the Otis House (now called the Heritage House), which was donated along with the property by Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Pioneer Park meeting place was sold to St. Bernardine's Catholic Church for a parish hall. Using the profits of that sale, a new meeting place was built and named Christian R. Harris Memorial Hall in honor of the last president of the San Bernardino Society for California Pioneers. (A little bit of SB history.)
Here's a brief story of the old pioneers log cabin: May 10, 1890, the society's 97 members were taking an active role in local events, which in the 1890s included all 4th of July and Admission Day celebrations and the Centennial Anniversary of Washington's inauguration as first president of the United States. It was to participate in one of the city's major historical events - the Festival of the Arrowhead - that led the Pioneer Society to build a log cabin kitchen next to the Isaac R. Brunn residence on the south side of Fourth Street between D and E Streets. Needing more space, the old-timers moved their temporary quarters in 1911 to the old Lugo Park, changing its name to Pioneer Park. For 62 years, the Pioneers met regularly at the log cabin, adding to its size to accommodate the meetings, socials and memorabilia collected over the years. When the cabin burned in 1973, most of the relics and documents they had amassed were destroyed. The Pioneer Society rebuilt its meeting hall, but it never could replace, nor duplicate, the treasures in pictures, powder guns, yokes and other bits of memorabilia belonging to the city's settlers. With dwindling membership, the few remaining members of the Pioneer Society decided in 1977 to accept the San Bernardino Historical Society's offer to merge. They became the San Bernardino Historical and Pioneer Society, and together undertook the task of restoring the Otis House (now called the Heritage House), which was donated along with the property by Santa Fe Federal Savings and Loan Association. The Pioneer Park meeting place was sold to St. Bernardine's Catholic Church for a parish hall. Using the profits of that sale, a new meeting place was built and named Christian R. Harris Memorial Hall in honor of the last president of the San Bernardino Society for California Pioneers. (A little bit of SB history.)
Video: History and architecture in Lake Arrowhead
Not sure if the society is interested in saving it, but this builder's plate is at the southeast corner of the Mt. Vernon Viaduct.
Back in 2006 an open house was conducted at Casa Ramona to give the community one last chance to walk through the grounds of the former Ramona Elementary School before the buildings were to be razed, except for the building on 7th Street. The demolition would not happen until this past week after a fire destroyed most of the complex. Sadly all was demolished.
Back in 2006 with the razing of most of the old Ramona School buildings planned, Esther Estrada hosted an open house at Casa Ramona to allow the community to walk through the former school site one last time. Plans were to preserve the main building on &th Street. The fire last week ended all those plans.
Can anyone identify the two individuals standing with Mr. Walker? Thank you in advance, my notes are lost and my memory is shot. This was taken in 2004.
Great grandma Minnie Driggers. married to John lewis Driggers. Maiden name was Minnie Boren.
Great great grandma Angeline Chipman Driggers. Married to John Jefferson Driggers. Her mother is a van Luvin and her father was a chipman. The Van luvins came to San Bernardino with the 1851 emigrant wagon train from missiouri.