ESTABLISHED 1980
Our goal is to foster an awareness of the history in the Highland/East Highland area of San Bernardino County in Southern California, and to expand the involvement of the public in collecting artifacts and preserving local history.


About - The Highland Area Historical Society

Charter Members
East Highland Area
Historical Society
March 16,1980
E. W.Abbott
Herb and Peggy Baker
Kathryn C. Beattie
Tom and Pat Camblin
Marilyn Cram Donahue
Charlie and Lynn Grantham
Ron and Carol Hamilton
Betty Humildad
Dennis and Nancy Johnson
Carol Kiel
Don and Elizabeth Kiel
Edna Roddick McCormick
Ken McKibban
Joe Mujica, Jr.
Nancy Neal
Lupe Padilla
Bill and Ann Pearson
Roger and Pat Rehfuss
Richard D. Resendez
Robert S. Roddick
Olive B. Spratt
Lucille Cram Suttle
Toni Tanner
Arnold Tena
Alice Van Boven
Leta Wattenbarger
Bud and Margaret Wright

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