About - The Highland Area Historical Society
The Highland Area Historical Society was formed in 1980 to foster
an awareness of the history in the Highland/East Highland area
of San Bernardino County in Southern California, which includes
the area bounded by Victoria Ave. on the west, the Santa Ana River
Canyon on the east, the National Forest boundary on the north, and the Santa
Ana River on the south.
The Society also endeavors to expand the involvement of the public in collecting artifacts and preserving local history. The Society takes an active part in the Highland Citrus Harvest Festival in March.
The Highland Area Historical Society was originally named The East Highlands Historical Society. It was formed after serveral Cram School reunions, but specifically the 110th reunion.
On April 16, 1980, meeting in the historic Rock House on the East Highlands Ranch (formerly the East Highlands Orange Company) a group of fifty residents dedicated to preserving the area's history, formed the East Highlands Historical Society. Carol Hamilton was the first president.
When Highland became an incorporated city in 1987, the name of the society was changed to the Highland-East Highlands Historical Society. The name has since changed to The Highland Area Historical Society.
The meeting place has also changed over the years. The first was the historic Rock House, then the historic Knights of Pythias Hall, and it currently meets at the Highland Senior Center 3102 Highland Ave. at the entrance to Patton.
Historic Rock House at East Highlands Ranch