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California Grants $2M to Finish Museum Interior

On Thursday, October 19, Assembly Majority Leader Emeritas Eloise Gomez-Reyes presented a check for $2 million to the City of Redlands and the Museum of Redlands (The MOR) to help complete the interior of the new Museum. The presentation took place in the Events Pavilion at the Museum in front of a collection of local dignitaries.

Ms. Gomez-Reyes told those gathered that “this building is being transformed into a new hub for the Inland Empire to gather in appreciation of the arts… This space will insure the rich history of Redlands along with the city’s recent artistic and societal contributions will always have a place to be celebrated.”

The exterior of the museum is largely complete while the interior is still under construction. Once the infrastructure and building finishes are completed, the exhibits will be put in place under the direction of the staff of the A.K. Smiley Public Library and the City of Redlands will take ownership of the building.

Pictured above, left to right: Marty Davis, A.K.Smiley Library Board; Paul Barich, Mayor of Redlands; Don McCue, Director A.K.Smiley Public Library; Dawn Rowe, Chair, San Bernardino County Supervisors; Assemblymember Eloise Gomez-Reyes; Bill Emmerson, RHMA Board; Mario Saucedo, Redlands City Councilmember; Steve Stockton, RHMA President; and Bill Hardy, A.K.Smiley Library Board.

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