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P.O. Box 470, Redlands, CA 92373

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WHAT TO SEE

In cooperation with the A.K. Smiley Library and the City of Redlands, the Museum of Redlands will put on display an impressive collection of historical, relevant, and valuable artifacts that represent the unique and diverse heritage of Redlands and the region. 

Collections and displays will include: a vast compilation of items from the orange farming industry, paintings, pottery, photographs, and other one-of-a-kind pieces that will help narrate the colorful and fascinating history and significance of Redlands. 

Future exhibits will include items that show today's Redlands as an exciting place to live and work. 

See Items In Our Collection

Postcard
Enlargement from an historic postcard of Mt. San Bernardino as seen from Smiley Heights in Redlands.
Original Redlands Pottery
Wesley Trippett worked at Tiffany in New York and came to Redlands for his health. He turned to the red clay of Redlands to create beautiful art pottery during the first decade of the 20th century, and depicted motifs drawn from nature, like the crab on this pot.
Original Redlands Pottery
Trippett’s signature for his pottery was “Redlands Pottery” around a design of a tadpole.
Redlands Pottery - Crab
Wesley Trippett worked at Tiffany in New York and came to Redlands for his health. He turned to the red clay of Redlands to create beautiful art pottery during the first decade of the 20th century, and depicted motifs drawn from nature, like the crab on this pot.
Redlands Pottery - Crab
Trippett’s signature for his pottery was “Redlands Pottery” around a design of a tadpole.
Demitasse
Souvenir china created in Germany and Austria was very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, and featured local scenes of interest. This cup shows A.K. Smiley Public Library as it looked from 1898-1906.
Spoor's Prescription Whiskey Bottle
During national Prohibition, an exception to the law was allowed for “medicinal” alcohol dispensed by pharmacies. In Redlands, one of those pharmacies was Spoor’s Drug Store on Orange Street, which filled this prescription for “two tablespoonfuls every four hours” of whisky.
A.K. Smiley Library Plate
Souvenir china created in Germany and Austria was very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, and featured local scenes of interest. This plate shows A.K. Smiley Public Library as it looked from 1898-1906.
A.K. Smiley Library Plate - Reverse
Souvenir china created in Germany and Austria was very popular in the late 19th and early 20th century, and featured local scenes of interest. The reverse of this plate indicates it was created for sale at “The Fair”, a local Redlands shop.
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