San Bernardino County Historical Society

Find San Bernardino County California historical societies. Historical societies provide information on the history and culture of a specific area, through the use of museum and library art exhibits and programs.


29 Palms Historical Society 6760 National Park Drive Twentynine Palms CA 92277 760-367-2366


Chino Valley Historical Society 5493 B Street Chino CA 91710 909-627-6464

Etiwanda Historical Society 7150 Etiwanda Avenue Rancho Cucamonga CA 91739 909-899-8432

Fontana Historical Society 16830 Spring Street Fontana CA 92335 909-350-3539

Morongo Basin Historical Society 632 Landers Lane Yucca Valley CA 92284 760-364-2000

Rialto Historical Society 205 North Riverside Avenue Rialto CA 92376 909-875-1750

Rim Of The World Historical Society 27176 Peninsula Drive Lake Arrowhead CA 92352 909-336-6666

San Bernardino Historical Society 796 North D Street San Bernardino CA 92401 909-885-2204

Searles Valley Historical Society 13193 Main Street Searles Valley CA 93562 760-372-5222

Yucaipa Valley Historical Society 35308 Panorama Drive Yucaipa CA 92399 909-790-4685

About Historical Societies

What is the National Register of Historic Places?

The National Register of Historic Places is a federal program that creates an official list of historically significant places worthy of preservation. The National Park Service manages the program.

Can a historical society tell me how much a historic item is worth?

In most cases, a Historical Society cannot provide monetary appraisals, but they can provide insight into why an item has historic value. They may also provide the names of reputable appraisers in the area.

What kinds of documents do I need to research my ancestors' history?

The local Historical Society or library may have a variety of documents and records that can help you to research your ancestors. Ship registries, immigrations files, birth and death certificates, church registries, and civil and military records can all be extremely helpful in this kind of research.